DOTHAN, Ala. – The Professional Bull Riders announced that fans in Alabama will once again be able to watch the best bull riders and top bucking bulls when the PBR Lucas Oil Touring Pro Division takes over the Peanut Festival Fairgrounds on March 15-16 for the PBR Bull Jam.
Fans will witness thrilling 8-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks throughout the adrenaline-soaked performance as the PBR’s insanely brave cowboys risk it all against monstrous animal athletes that can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds.
Bull riding begins at 8 p.m. on March 15 and 16. Tickets are $12, $20, or $25 in advance and can be purchased at the following locations in Dothan, Ala.: The Barn Western Store and Sportsman Outfitters. Fans can also purchase tickets at Millers Grocery in Bonifay, Piggly Wiggly in Bonifay, The Westerner in Chipley, the S&S Express in Caryville, Sandi’s Feed & Seed and That Boot Store in Panama City as well as Southern Wind Ranch Western Store in Jakin, Ga., or online at ticketriver.com.
Fans can also purchase a special VIP pass for $75 at any of the above locations. This pass includes one ticket to each performance, a behind-the-chutes tour and a catered lunch on Saturday, March 16 with select bull riders, and more.
The TPD provides an opportunity for riders to compete in PBR-sanctioned events to earn points toward qualifying for the nationally televised BFTS, which is comprised of the Top 35 bull riders in the world. The TPD is the developmental tour where established veterans and newcomers compete against some of the most famous bucking bulls. More than 100 TPD events are sanctioned annually by the PBR, awarding almost $3 million in prize money.
The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer.
The PBR will celebrate 20 years of competition with the 2013 season. More than 100 million viewers watch primetime PBR programming annually on networks around the world and nearly two million fans attend PBR events each year. PBR has awarded over $120 million dollars in prize money over 20 years of competition, including a $1 million dollar bonus to the PBR World Champion each year.
The BFTS season opened at world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 4-6, and continues until Oct. 23-27 in Las Vegas with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals, where the PBR World Champion will be crowned and awarded a $1 million bonus. The richest bull riding event in the world, the World Finals has a total purse of more than $2 million.