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PBR's elite Unleash The Beast returns to Fort Worth for first time in 16 years Aug. 29-30

Posted July 20, 2020

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The top 15 riders advance to the championship round and a chance at the $30,000 event title.

For the first time in 16 years, PBR’s Unleash The Beast will return to Fort Worth, welcoming fans into Dickies Arena Aug. 29-30 for the PBR WinStar World Casino and Resort Invitational.

The PBR WinStar World Casino and Resort Invitational held at Dickies Arena will abide by the health standards put in place for rodeo and equestrian events, as identified in the Open Texas guidelines. PBR is following all local and state health protocols, and along with Dickies Arena is instituting a series of fan safety protocols:

  • All fans as well as staff and competitors will be required to wear face masks inside Dickies Arena.
  • All Dickies Arena staff, in addition to PBR staff, riders and stock contractors will be subject to coronavirus screening. In addition to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-informed screening, all PBR personnel will undergo medical testing for COVID-19.
  • PBR will only sell up to 50% of arena capacity to separate fans.
  • All fans will be in pod seating, which increases distancing and minimizes fan crossover when entering and exiting their seats.
  • There will be a focus on mobile ticketing and cashless transactions.
  • Merchandise sales will be limited to best-selling items to reduce lines and encourage speedier transactions.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the venue to promote hand hygiene.
  • Increased sanitization of high-contact areas including bathrooms, concourses, concession stands, elevators, dining areas and the Dickies Arena box office.
  • Prepaid parking will be available through Ticketmaster in regularly sanitized lots.
  • Prepackaged concessions, condiments and utensils.

Tickets for the two-day event are on sale and start at $15.

This season, the PBR Unleash The Beast stop in Fort Worth is crucial in the championship race to the PBR World Finals in early November, awarding a gold buckle and million-dollar bonus to the world’s best bull rider. The riders competing in Fort Worth are anticipated to be led by current world No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme, along with Texas’ own Cooper Davis (Jasper), Cole Melancon (Paris) and Mason Taylor (Maypearl).

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