The Professional Bull Riders have added a 27th event to the 2013 Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) schedule. On Oct. 11-13, 2013, Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., will host the last regular season event of the world’s premier bull riding series just two weeks before its 2013 World Finals in Las Vegas. Bull riding begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 11, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 13. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 1 at 10 a.m.
It’s been nearly a decade since the BFTS has visited South Florida. In 2005, the tour visited the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale.
During this three-day event, fans will witness exhilarating eight-second rides, wrecks and action-packed performances as the toughest men in sports jockey for position in one of the most volatile title races in recent PBR history. To date this season, three men – Silvano Alves, Marco Eguchi and Shane Proctor – have stood atop the 35-man heap and swapped positions from first to third place several times. With eight events before this South Florida stop, they could trade places, again, or another man could be added to the mix. The competition will be intense and the riders will be ready to do battle with each other and their 2,000-pound opponents.
“By that late in the season, these men will be hyper-focused on winning all the points they can to qualify for the World Finals,” said Jim Haworth, chairman and CEO of the PBR. “They will be riding with all the heart and grit of true champions while displaying some of the most remarkable feats of toughness the sports world has ever seen. Florida fans get ready.”
Championship Sunday will be broadcast nationally on CBS Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. and will feature the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the fiercest bucking bulls in the country. Riders scheduled to compete include five former PBR World Champions: Alves (2012, 2011), Renato Nunes (2010), Kody Lostroh (2009), Guilherme Marchi (2008) and Mike Lee (2004), fan favorites J.B. Mauney, Luke Snyder, L.J. Jenkins and Proctor, and young guns Chase Outlaw, Jory Markiss and Douglas Duncan.
This year, the PBR celebrates its 20th anniversary of competition. The season will award over $10 million dollars including $2.2 million at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas, October 23-27, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Tickets for Friday, October 11 cost $105, $80, $55, $35 and $20*; tickets for Saturday, October 12 cost $105, $80, $55 and $35*; tickets for Sunday, October 13 cost $105, $80, $55, $35 and $20*; all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.