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Where’s the Beef? Come See This Weekend at Madison Square Garden

ZEALnyc, January 4, 2017

There’s gonna be a lotta “bull” goin’ on at Madison Square Garden this weekend. City slickers and cowhands alike will have the opportunity to see some big-time bull riding when the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) launch their 2017 Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) Monster Energy Buck Off event on January 6-8.  This weekend’s event is the first stop on a fierce 26-city tour showcasing the top 35 bull riders in the world trying to stay on their 2,000-pound bovine opponents in a ferocious 8-second battles of brawn and bravado in the ultimate quest for the coveted gold buckle.

Current PBR World Champion Cooper Davis will be joined by two-time PBR World Champion and Monster Energy bull rider J.B. Mauney, 2016 runner up Kaique Pacheco, 19-year old phenom and 2016 rookie of the year Jess Lockwood, and fellow fan favorite athletes Silvano Alves, Ryan Dirteater, Guilherme Marchi, Mike Lee, Derek Kolbaba, and Chase Outlaw as they compete to be crowned the Madison Square Garden event champion.

A total of 750 tons of dirt will be trucked in to cover over the ice of the New York Rangers with an 8-inch deep topsoil bull riding surface. Copious amounts of pyro, a soundtrack blasting great music, and raucous arena filled with ardent fans witnessing the only sport featuring a lightweight confronting a heavyweight in the same arena, all help to make PBR one of New York City’s most electrifying annual events.

The action begins on Friday, January 6 at 7:45 p.m., Saturday, January 7 at 6:45 p.m. and Sunday, January 8 at 1:45 p.m. Tickets, ranging in price from $25 to $207 can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or via phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the MSG Box Office or via phone at 866-858-0088. Click here for more information.

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