PBR Bucks into Peoria on December 16th

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:35 A.M.

PBR Bucks into Peoria on December 16th

For Immediate Release


The PBR bucks into Peoria on December 16, 2017

Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 22


PUEBLO, Co. – The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) announced that Peoria Civic Center will host some of the top bull riders in the world for the Real Time Pain Relief (RTPR) Velocity Tour on Saturday, December 16, 2017.


For one night, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s fiercest bovine athletes.  The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Velocity Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to see.


The bull riding action begins at 7:00 p.m. CT. Tickets, ranging in price from $20 to $125, go on sale Friday, September 22 to the general public and are available at the Toyota Ticket Office at the Peoria Civic Center, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.


Peoria is a premiere stop on the 2018 Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour, which spans the country in cities including Oakland, California; Salt Lake City; Portland, Oregon; Bangor, Maine and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


The 2018 Real Time Pain Relief Tour will culminate with the Velocity Tour Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 26-27, leading into the PBR’s 2018 Built Ford Tough World Finals. The winner of the Velocity Tour Finals, the second- and third-place finishers, and the top international performer, along with the 2018 Velocity Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals.


Visit PBR LIVE for details about watching online streams of the 2018 RTPR Velocity Tour season.


About the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour

The PBR’s RTPR Velocity Tour Presented by Real Time Pain Relief (RTPR) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR, featuring the young, emerging bull riding talent alongside the some of the Superstars of the sport.


The RTPR Velocity Tour brings the excitement and talent of the PBR that fans have come to expect from the leader in bull riding to cities across the U.S.  The tour is 100 percent produced and operated by PBR, providing fans the highest quality experience available.  


The Velocity Tour is proudly supported by Real Time Pain Relief, Pendleton Whisky and South Point Hotel and Casino.




About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)

The world’s premier bull riding organization began as a dream of 20 bull riders 23 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households in 40 nations and territories around the world, and more than 3 million fans attend live events each year. On its elite Built Ford Tough Series, the PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Tour, the Touring Pro Division and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid more than $150 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-eight men have earned more than $1 million, including two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney who, with his 2015 PBR World Championship, became bull riding’s first $6 million man and the richest athlete in Western sports history at $6.7 million in career earnings. In May 2015, PBR was acquired by WME | IMG, the global leader in sports, entertainment, media and fashion. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.


Media Contacts:

Bret Hart, Marketing Manager

Professional Bull Riders

(813) 888-9804 (C)



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About the Peoria Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area.  For the most up-to-date event information, please check us out on the web at www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com.


About SMG

Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming; construction and design consulting; and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.


SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management.  Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.

The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities.  SAVOR’s commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible.  SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market.  To learn more, visit www.savorsmg.com