PBR: Bluff City Classic
Tickets Go on Sale Friday, October 7, at 10 a.m.; FedExForum Pre-Sale set for Wednesday, October 5, at 10 a.m.
Memphis, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will buck into Memphis, coming to FedExForum on Feb. 18, 2023, with the PBR: Bluff City Classic. For one night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s rankest bovine athletes in the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast in one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.
Tickets for the PBR: Bluff City Classic go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at ticketmaster.com or the FedExForum Box Office. The exclusive presale for current Memphis Grizzlies’ MVP Season Ticket Members, recipients of FedExForum Event Alert e-mails and subscribers of Grizzlies e-News starts today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. and runs through Thursday, Oct. 6 at 11:59 p.m.
During the 2023 season, the PBR will celebrate its 30th anniversary since 20 cowboys broke away from the traditional rodeo with the belief that bull riding could be a standalone sport. Since their trailblazing initiative, the PBR has grown into a global phenomenon awarding nearly $300 million in prize money. Event goers in Memphis will be on the edge of their seats as riders vie for crucial points on the line in the race to be crowned the 2023 PBR Velocity Tour Champion. In early 2022 when the PWVT visited Memphis there was no rider more dominant than Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas). Sweeping both rounds of competition inside the home of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, Campbell won the PBR: Bluff City Classic. As the night began, Campbell seized the opportunity inside FedExForum and was off to a hot start, winning Round 1 via an 87-point ride. His momentum continued in the championship round as he readied to attempt Hollywood as the last man out. Matching the animal athlete jump-for-jump, Campbell reached the requisite 8 for an event-best 89.5 points. The flawless finish earned Campbell a crucial 44 world points, propelling him 26 positions up the world standings from No. 53 to No. 27.
On Saturday evening, 40 competing riders hoping to climb the world standings just like Campbell will attempt one bull each in Round 1. Following the opening round, the Top 10 will then advance to the championship round where they will attempt one final bull, all in an effort to be crowned the event champion.
“PBR Premier Seats” are available for $285 for avid bull riding fans who want an exclusive experience while enjoying the world’s top bull riding league. These tickets offer the best seat in the venue, a limited edition 30th anniversary hat, $10 concession voucher per seat, commemorative credential and lanyard, pre-show backstage tour with PBR talent, and a photo opportunity from the dirt. Any diehard fan looking for a premium experience with seating close to the PBR action, won’t want to miss the “VIP Elite Seats” for $195. This elite upgrade gets you great lower-level seats, $10 concession voucher per seat, commemorative credential and lanyard, pre-show backstage tour with PBR talent, and a photo opportunity on the arena dirt. Fans who want to see the PBR action up-close and personal can purchase the “PBR Plus Seat” for $155. The PBR Plus seat includes great lower-level seating, a post show photo experience on the dirt, $10 concession voucher per seat and a commemorative credential & lanyard.
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About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour
The PBR’s Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) 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 to cities across the United States. The PWVT is proudly supported by Pendleton Whisky, Lucas Oil, the United States Border Patrol, Boot Barn, Cody James Boots, Tractor Supply, Nexgrill, Cooper Tires, USCCA, Union Home Mortgage, TicketSmarter, Kubota, TAAT and the South Point Hotel and Casino. Every Velocity Tour event is carried on PBR RIDEPASS on Pluto TV, Channel 720.