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PBR championships leaving Las Vegas for Fort Worth starting in 2022

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Posted at 8:29 AM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 01:14:03-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Professional Bull Riders championship event is moving to Fort Worth, Texas, starting in 2022.

Representatives from PBR announced Tuesday that the PBR World Finals will move from Las Vegas to Texas next year.

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The event will take place at Dickies Arena as part of a comprehensive schedule restructure for its premier series. The new PBR Unleash The Beast regular season will span from January-May, culminating with a seven-day championship festival, spanning two weekends of bull riding and fan activities in Fort Worth.

The changes will go into effect immediately after the 2021 PBR World Finals which will conclude the current season in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena Nov. 3-7.

“We would like to thank the City of Las Vegas for being such an incredible host to the PBR World Finals for nearly three decades,” said PBR Commissioner and CEO Sean Gleason. “While we are excited about the move to Texas, Las Vegas will continue to hold marquee PBR events, which will be announced in the coming months.”

The inaugural PBR World Finals in Fort Worth will be held from May 13-22, 2022 at Dickies Arena, in what event officials say will be an action-packed two weeks of activities.

PBR has called Las Vegas home for several years with its championship event along with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The NFR will be back in town in December.

"It’s been an honor to have the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals call Las Vegas home for nearly three decades. We are grateful for our partnership with PBR and look forward to welcoming their fans back as we work with their leadership to bring other events to the destination," said Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President Steve Hill.

More than 500 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually, according to PBR.