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Top Bull Riders in the World Return to Glendale 2022

Glendale, Arizona – The world’s top bull riding athletes and rankest bucking bulls in the business will make their triumphant return to Glendale’s Gila River Arena March 12-13th for the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) U.S. Border Patrol Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires.

Events like this two-day weekend in Glendale are significant as the new season’s world title race begins to pick up momentum. Fans in the Grand Canyon state are sure to be on the edge of their seats as the ultimate level of competition unfolds before them. You’ll have the opportunity to witness the top bull riders in the world putting it all on the line for much-needed points and a chance at climbing to the top of the 2022 world standings leaderboard.

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Last year in 2021, Glendale fans cheered on 2018 PBR World Champion Kaique Pacheco as he was on a roll and determined in Arizona. Kaique went a flawless 3-for-3 to win the event and notably tighten the 2021 championship race. He had claimed the No. 2 spot in the world standings at the end of the season.

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Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network

COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Masks are recommended but are not required, per CDC guidelines for all guests while inside the arena. At this time, this event does not require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry. Please note this could change at any time. Gila River Arena will update ticket purchasers if this changes.

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Gila River Arena Transactions

Gila River Arena has transitioned to a cashless transaction arena ensuring contactless options for food, beverage, and merchandise purchases. Credit card transactions only. Cash will no longer be accepted. There’s also no need to wait in line for your food anymore. You can use your mobile phone to place your order at select locations and proceed to that location to pick up your food at all events at Gila River Arena. It’s that easy. Fans are required to download the Arizona Coyotes mobile app or scan the QR code posted on venue signage in order to use this feature. 

Ticket Information

Tickets for this extreme two-day event can be purchased by calling PBR at (800) 732-1727, visiting ticketmaster.com, or by visiting pbr.com. Standard admission prices range from $15 to $107. The bull riding action begins at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 12th, and at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 13th. Fans can upgrade their ticket purchase for any night by selecting the “Elite Experience” add-on for $75. This elevated experience includes a $10 concession voucher, a pre-event photo in front of the bucking chutes, Stars of the PBR Book, and a commemorative credential and lanyard.

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Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network

Avid bull riding fans who are looking for an exclusive VIP experience while enjoying the world’s top bull riding circuit can purchase “PBR VIP Elite Seats” for $350. These tickets offer premium seats closest to the chutes, a $20 concession voucher, an exclusive merchandise item, a question and answer session with PBR Talent, and a tour of the bucking chutes with a PBR Stock Contractor. You’ll also receive a commemorative credential & lanyard as well as a pre-event photo in front of the bucking chutes. 

Glendale’s “Elite Experience” and “PBR VIP Elite Seats” can both be purchased by contacting the PBR Customer Service Department at 800-732-1727 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

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Bull Housing Tour

In addition to the ticket packages available, fans can purchase an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience with the animal athletes of the PBR by signing up for the “Bull Housing Tour” on Saturday morning March 12 at 10:00 a.m. This limited capacity experience is an opportunity to meet the animal athletes of the PBR for an hour. Stock Contracts will get you up close and personal with the rankest bucking bulls in the world with this exclusive Bull Housing Tour! You’ll soak in the wisdom of what it takes to have a bull at this professional level. You’ll leave with outstanding memories, photos, and a custom PBR Ear Tag! Space is limited, purchase your tickets today! The “Bull Housing Tour” is available for $50 per person and can both be purchased by contacting the PBR Customer Service Department at 800-732-1727 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

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Travel Packages

PBR fans around the country can take advantage of the Glendale travel packages. These two getaway packages offer hotel accommodations for two nights (Friday-Sunday). Packages are based on two people. For questions call PBR Direct at 1-800-732-1727 or visit www.ticketmaster.com

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Travel Package #1 – Glendale, AZ

$2,600/based on two people

Includes:

  • Elite Seat Tickets (2 per performance)
  • Host Hotel (Sat-Sun)
  • Credential/Lanyard
  • Pre-Event Tour
  • Bull Housing Tour
  • Pre-Event Reception (Sat)
  • Food and Beverage Vouchers (value of $75)
  • Merch Voucher (value of $75)

Travel Package #2- Glendale, AZ

$2,000/based on two people

 Includes:

  • Tickets to PBR event (2 per performance)
  • Host Hotel (Sat-Sun)
  • Credential/Lanyard
  • Pre-Event Tour
  • Bull Housing Tour
  • Pre-Event Reception (Sat)
  • Food and Beverage Vouchers (value of $75)
  • Merch Voucher (value of $75)
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About PBR (Professional Bull Riders)

PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 700 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash the Beast Tour (UTB), which features the Top 30 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico. PBR’s digital assets include RidePass, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events, and media. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

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Howdy, I'm Megan deFabry, I grew up in Reno, Nevada & I now live in Austin, Texas. I'm very passionate about digital marketing and journalism, especially within the western industry. I have a love for rodeos, country music, and maintaining the country way of life!

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