PBR Velocity Tour Bucks Back into Van Andel Arena for 2019 Grand Rapids Classic; Tickets On Sale Now
Grand Rapids — The bulls of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) are headed back to Michigan and ready to buck Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Van Andel Arena for the Velocity Tour Grand Rapids Classic.
As the 11th stop on the Velocity Tour, the Grand Rapids Classic will give fans a front row seat for exhilarating rides, and spectacular wrecks throughout the night as the rising talent in bull riding faces off against the rankest bucking bulls in the business.
In 2018, Michigan fans saw Colten Jesse (Konawa, Oklahoma) win amidst tough competition. Riders like Jesse, from all over the country and as far away as Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand, will be competing head-to-head to win the event buckle as the 2019 season begins.
Each rider will face one bull during Round 1 before the 10 riders with the highest scores advance to the championship round. The overall event winner will be the rider who has earned the most points over two rides.
Tickets for this action-packed event are on sale now and start at just $17.50! Tickets are available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Prices are subject to change. See Ticketmaster.com for all pricing and availability.
Winners of each Velocity event will be guaranteed at least one opportunity to compete at a PBR: Unleash the Beast regular-season event where they can attempt to win enough points to join the Top 35 bull riders in the world and earn a spot competing at the sport’s premier level.
The 2019 tour will culminate with the Velocity Tour Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas, leading into the PBR’s 2019 World Finals at T-Mobile Arena. The winner of the Velocity Finals, the second- and third-place finishers, the top international performer, and the 2019 Velocity Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals and a chance to be the 2019 PBR World Finals Event Champion.
About the Velocity Tour
The PBR’s Velocity Tour began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR. The Velocity Tour, the sport’s fastest-growing tour, brings the excitement and top-levels of cowboy and bovine talent that fans have come to expect from the sport’s leader to cities across the U.S. The tour, which is fully produced and operated by PBR, will visit 33 cities in the 2018 season.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)
The world’s premier bull riding organization began as a dream of 20 bull riders 25 years ago and now operates in five countries. On its elite tour, the organization features the top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The televised 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast, along with the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT), the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD) and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid nearly $184 million in earnings to its athletes. Thirty bull riders have earned more than $1 million, including two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney who is the top-earning athlete in Western sports history with more than $7.2 million in career earnings. PBR is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Instagram at Instagram.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR