Thursday, February 7, 2019

‘PBR Bucks’ back to for the JAX Invitational

The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) announced that Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will host the Velocity Tour’s (VT) event in Jacksonville, FL for the first time since 2015 on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

For one night, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s fiercest bovine athletes.  The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s VT Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.

Each rider will face one bull in Round 1 before the 10 riders with the highest score advance to the championship round.  At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score in the two rounds will be crowned the champion.

Jacksonville will be the 10th stop on the 2019 VT Tour, which spans the country in cities including Salinas, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Rapid City, South Dakota; Rochester, New York, and Ontario, California.

The 2019 RVT Tour will culminate with the RVT Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas in November, leading into the PBR Unleash  The Beast World Finals.  The winner of the VT Finals, the second- and third-place finishers, and the top international performer, along with the 2019 VT Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals.

“PBR Tour”
(Professional Bull Riders)

DATE: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

TIME: 7 p.m.

TICKETS: start at $15.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available online, by calling (800) 745-3000, or by visiting the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

LOCATION: JAX Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-3900

About the PBR Velocity Tour: The PBR’s Velocity Tour (VT) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR.  The Velocity Tour, the sport’s fastest-growing tour, brings the excitement and top-levels of cowboy and bovine talent that fans have come to expect from the sport’s leader to cities across the U.S.  The tour, which is fully produced and operated by PBR, will visit 31 cities in the 2019 season.  The VT is proudly supported by Pendleton Whisky, Lucas Oil, Tickets for Less, the United States Border Patrol, Double H Boots and the South Point Hotel and Casino.  Beginning in 2019, the Velocity Tour will be broadcast on prime-time television via RIDE TV, a sports and lifestyle network with an equestrian focus.

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