LAS VEGAS - The Professional Bull Riders announced on Monday that tickets are now available for the 2013 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals on Oct. 23-27, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
It will be the 20th year that Las Vegas has hosted the world's best bull riders and the fiercest bucking bulls at the richest bull riding event on the planet. The PBR World Finals has a total purse of $2.2 million dollars, including a $1 million bonus to the PBR World Champion who also receives the coveted World Champion buckle.
With each of the last two World Finals drawing almost 70,000 fans, advance ticket purchase is encouraged to avoid missing the adrenaline-soaked action when the Top 35 bull riders in the world risk it all against their four-legged opponents, who can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds.
Tickets for all five days of competition are $125-$1,250, while individual day tickets are $25-$250. Bull riding begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, www.UNLVTickets.com, and by telephone at (866) PBR-SHOW.
The World Finals will consist of six rounds of competition, with the first five rounds featuring all qualifying riders against the toughest bulls. The scores from the five rides will be combined and the Top 15 riders will advance for an additional round of competition, following the completion of Round 5 on Oct. 27. The rider with the highest combined score from each of the six rounds will earn the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals Event title and $250,000.
Silvano Alves is the first rider in history to win back-to-back PBR World Championship titles, accomplishing the feat in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, Alves became the first rider to win the World Championship the year after winning the Rookie of the Year title. Alves has career earnings of $3,248,019, and reached another milestone when he surpassed $3 million faster than any bull rider in history, achieving it in 76 events and 28 months. He also reached $2 million (23 months and 58 events), and $1 million (18 months and 47 events) faster than any rider ever.
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