PBR bucking Vegas for Texas

Like NFR, organizers say Nevada too restrictive to hold event

Mitch Kelly
September 25, 2020 - 4:58 am
 Scott Schiffner of Canada rides "Pudd" during the Professional Bull Riders World Finals

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Another coronavirus casualty- the Professional Bull Riders World Finals.

The event as supposed to be held at the T-Mobile Arena in November but announced yesterday it would be held where the Cowboys play- AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas. The organization said the move was made necessary because they wouldn’t be able to get approval from Nevada authorities to hold it.

In exchange for the move to Texas, PBR says the next Global Cup will relocate to Las Vegas in the spring next year, with more specific details to be announced later.

The PBR World Finals has been held in Las Vegas for the past 26 years.

Recently, the National Finals Rodeo also announced it would be holding its December event in Texas, citing the same reasons as PBR.