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PBR announces 2012 Built Ford Tough Series schedule

New season kicks off at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 6; Tickets for first 10 events and World Finals are on sale now.

PBR announces 2012 Built Ford Tough Series schedule

PUEBLO, Colo.  - The Professional Bull Riders announced today that the nationally televised Built Ford Tough Series will visit 23 different states with 28 events in 2012. The 2012 schedule will feature the world's best bull riders competing against the rankest bulls on the planet in front of millions of fans across the country to win a share of over $10 million for the season.

The 2012 season will kick off at the world's most famous arena, New York's Madison Square Garden, Jan. 6-8, and will culminate in Las Vegas at the 2012 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, Oct. 24-28.

Highlights of this year's schedule include the all-new four-week stadium tour, in which the Built Ford Tough Series will visit Detroit's Ford Field and Houston's Reliant Stadium for the first time ever. The tour will also visit Atlanta's Georgia Dome and Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Reliant Stadium

Houston's Reliant Stadium will host the Built Ford Tough Series for the first time ever.

In addition, the PBR will return to various fan-favorite cities including Baltimore; Nashville, Tenn.; and for the first time since 2004, Philadelphia.

Tickets for select events are on sale now and can be purchased at www.PBR.com.

2012 Built Ford Tough Series Schedule

(Tickets for all events through Atlanta, and for Arlington, Albuquerque and the 2012 Built Ford Tough World Finals are on sale now)

Jan. 6-8 New York Madison Square Garden
Jan. 14-15 Anaheim, Calif. Honda Center
Jan. 21-22 Portland, Ore. Rose Garden
Jan. 28-29 Sacramento, Calif. Powerbalance Pavilion
Feb. 3-4 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
Feb. 10-12 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena
Feb. 18 Atlanta Georgia Dome
Feb. 25 Houston Reliant Stadium
March 3 Arlington, Texas Cowboys Stadium
March 10 Detroit Ford Field

(Tickets for all events from Glendale, Ariz., through Pueblo, Colo., go on sale to Fan Club members Jan. 9; General public may purchase tickets beginning Jan. 23.)

March 17-18 Glendale, Ariz. Jobing.com Arena
March 23-25 Albuquerque, N.M. The Pit
March 31-April 1 Kansas City, Mo. Sprint Center
April 14-15 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
April 21-22 Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena
April 27-29 Uncasville, Conn. Mohegan Sun Arena
May 4-6 Billings, Mont. Rimrock Auto Arena
May 11-12 Boise, Idaho Idaho Center
May 18-20 Pueblo, Colo. Colorado State Fair Events Center

(Tickets for all events from Tulsa, Okla., through Columbus, Ohio, go on sale to Fan Club members April 6; General public may purchase tickets beginning April 20.)

Aug. 10-11 Tulsa, Okla. BOK Center
Aug. 17-18 San Antonio AT&T Center
Aug. 31-Sept.1 Thackerville, Okla. WinStar World Casino
Sept. 7-8 Nashville, Tenn. Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 14-16 Springfield, Mo. JQH Arena
Sept. 21-22 Tampa, Fla. St. Pete Times Forum
Oct. 5-6 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 12-13 Columbus, Ohio Nationwide Arena
Oct. 24-28 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
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