In spite of previous reports that had the PBR staying with Thomas Mack until 2024 a brand new press release on the PBRs home site was issued stating that the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) have signed a multi-year agreement making the new Las Vegas Arena the long-term home of the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals. The event is scheduled for its first event to take place at the new state-of-the-art, 20,000-seat indoor arena November 2-6, 2016. The Las Vegas Arena is a $375 million joint venture between MGM Resorts International and AEG who are both longstanding partners of the PBR. The PBR has been at the Thomas Mack Center since 1999 when they moved from the MGM Grand Garden Arena where the very first PBR World Finals was held in 1994.
PBR CEO Sean Gleason said “The new Las Vegas Arena is a state-of-the-art facility with world-class amenities and we will remember our history-making years at Thomas & Mack fondly, but we owe it to our fans and bull riders to create the next chapter in a venue that will enhance the PBR World Finals experience for everyone. We are excited to bring the ultimate event of the fastest-growing sport in America to the newest venue in Las Vegas.”
Find all your PBR Built Ford Tough tickets here for their all of their upcoming events! This year’s 2015 event is still slated to take place at Thomas & Mack Center for one final time fans will see the “Toughest Event on Earth” take place as bull riders battle it out as they celebrate the 17th year with several new names – Joao Ricardo Vieira, Matt Triplett, Kaique Pacheco, and Nathan Schaper – in the top slots all hoping to claim the last title won at T&M they will have to end the streak set by the current champ Silvano Alves. He is hoping to end things at Thomas & Mack by being the only four-time World Champion and surpass $6 million in earnings, Alves is currently three-time PRB World Champion and he hopes to accomplish this feat something no other PBR has ever done before him.