Sydney, Australia, named second host city for PBR Global Cup

Qudos Bank Arena hosted events during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Photo: Getty Images


  • Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, will host the second leg of the PBR Global Cup June 9-10, 2018.
  • The event will feature Australia's best as they look to defend home soil against the best bull riders from Canada, Brazil, Mexico and the United States.
  • Sydney will be the second city to host a PBR Global Cup event following the event's debut in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada this November.

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PUEBLO, Colo.  – Professional Bull Riders (PBR) has announced that the PBR Global Cup will travel to Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, on June 9-10, 2018 for the second leg of the inaugural PBR Global Cup, a five-nation competition among the best bulls and bull riders in the world.

As PBR grows in popularity in the five countries in which the sport currently competes, the new global tournament features top athletes from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States riding for their respective nation teams and an Australian-record $750,000 purse.

Prior to visiting Australia, the PBR Global Cup will debut at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on November 9-11, 2017. Additional dates in Brazil, Mexico and the United States will be announced in the future.

Tickets for the PBR Global Cup in Sydney will go on sale October 27.

“Qudos Bank Arena is a world-class facility that has hosted the PBR Australia World Finals since 2010,” said Glen Young, General Manager for PBR Australia. “It is fitting that a competition crowning the world’s best bull-riding nation will be held in Australia’s largest city in a premier venue that’s been home to the Olympic Games.”

Situated in Sydney Olympic Park, Qudos Bank Arena, formerly known as the Sydney Super Dome, was completed in 1999 as part of the facilities for the 2000 Summer Olympics. The arena is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top sport’s facilities.

PBR is finalizing primary broadcast partnerships to televise the Global Cup in each country. Additionally, the events will be distributed to more than 450 million homes in 45 territories through PBR’s existing international broadcast partners outside of its operating territories. 

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