The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) world finals will be moving from Fort Worth to Arlington in 2024.
The sport’s champion will be determined in championship rounds at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the PBA announced Wednesday. The dates will be May 18-19, 2024 at the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena will continue to host the opening rounds of competition May 10-13.
Dickies Arena is the site for all rounds of competition this month for the second year.
“AT&T Stadium is the home of the Cowboys, and it is fitting to be the destination for Western sports enthusiasts around the globe to take in the climax of bull riding’s crown jewel, the PBR World Finals,” PBR CEO and Commissioner Sean Gleason said in a news release Wednesday.
“We’ve hosted incredibly successful events at AT&T Stadium for more than a decade and bookending the World Finals’ start at Dickies Arena with the grand finale at this extraordinary state-of-the-art venue will put a giant exclamation point on the World Finals while adding to our already diverse and burgeoning schedule in the heart of Cowboy Country in Fort Worth.”
PBR is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
“Going forward in future seasons, we will ramp up the excitement with new and even more exciting and diverse fan experiences, including an even larger presence in the Fort Worth Stockyards to further connect with the very audience who have helped make us who we are today,” Gleason added.
Arlington Mayor Jim Ross said he was thrilled by PBR’s decision.
“We’re ready to welcome fans next year to our world-class Entertainment District to cheer on the top bull riders as they chase their dreams on the international stage,” Ross said in the news release.
AT&T Stadium opened in 2009 and was the venue for the PBR’s entire event for the first time in 2010.
“Hosting PBR at AT&T Stadium has become one of our longest-running events since we opened the stadium,” Dallas Cowboys Chief Operating Officer Stephen Jones said in the news release. “Since then, the fans of North Texas have grown accustomed to attending this great event at AT&T Stadium, and we’re extremely honored to continue this incredible tradition and relationship with PBR by hosting the World Finals in 2024.”