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Professional Bull Riders World Finals to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

October 02, 2013 by Tim


For the 20th consecutive year, the conclusion of the Professional Bull Riders premier circuit will come to a close with the always thrilling Professional Bull Riders World Finals. Nothing compares to witnessing the incredible power of the bulls, as well as the bravery and skill of the men competing live in Las Vegas. Secure your spot in the audience today with PBR tickets from Vivid Seats. Visit the marketplace today to browse our vast inventory, which includes passes for all five days of action.

2013 PBR World Finals Schedule
Oct. 23-27 - Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nev.

*All times local and subject to change
Oct. 23, 6 p.m. | Round 1
Oct. 24, 6 p.m. | Round 2
Oct. 25, 6 p.m. | Round 3
Oct. 26, 6 p.m. | Round 4
Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. | Round 5 and Championship Round

The field will consist of the top 35 riders from the PBR World Standings at the conclusion of the series’ 26-event slate, which kicked off at New York’s Madison Square Garden back in January.

Riders to Watch
Any riders with dreams of capturing the event’s $1 million bonus prize will have to outlast Silvano Alves, the two-time defending champion who has spent the vast majority of the 2013 season atop the rankings. 

The challengers that appear to have the best chances to potentially unseat Alves—the only back-to-back World Champion in the history of the event—include J.B. Mauney  and  Joao Ricardo Vieira, who join Alves as the only riders to have recorded three event wins through September. Others that could threaten the reigning champion include Guilherme Marchi and Mike Lee, both former champions whom have notched wins on the tour in 2013.

Check out the video below to see Alves in action at the 2011 PBR World Finals, where the Brazilian bull rider won his first PBR World Championship.

Special Events

World Finals Welcome Reception | Oct. 21 – Fans who want to be in attendance as all 35 contestants in this year’s historic tournament are introduced can head to 8 Seconds Lounge in MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, where the proceedings are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. local time.

PBR Legends Reception | Oct. 22 – This special occasion at the Grand Ballroom in South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa is a rare opportunity to socialize with some of the greatest riders in the history of the sport. The event will be immediately followed by the PBR Heroes and Legends Celebration, which recognizes excellence in several different categories.

Tyson Fan Zone and Marketplace | Oct. 22-26 – Everyone will have access to the Tyson Fan Zone, where fans will get the chance to meet PBR stars, enjoy interactive exhibits, and much more.

PBR Legends Meet and Greet | Oct. 23 – Scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. local time, all of the 2013 competitors will join several  past legends of the event in a meet-and-greet opportunity for those in attendance at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa.

Ford Blue Carpet Entrance | Oct. 23-27 – Before the start of each day’s competition, fans will have the chance to see all of the competitors make their way into the venue during this special ceremony on the Ford Blue Carpet outside of the Thomas and Mack Center.

To learn more about some of the other exciting festivities surrounding the 20th anniversary of the tournament and how you can attend them, visit the event’s official page by clicking HERE

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