The 2022 Professional Bull Riders World Finals will move to Dickies Arena after spending decades in Las Vegas.
The change goes into effect immediately after the 2021 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas Nov. 3-7.
The new season starts in January and ends in Fort Worth in May. The PBR World Finals in Fort Worth will be held May 13-22 at Dickies Arena — the event is expected to be action-packed and will span two weekends. The first three rounds of the 2022 PBR World Finals will be held May 13-15, with the final five rounds May 19-22.
PBR has held its annual championship in Las Vegas for years, with the exception of 2020 when the World Finals were held in Arlington due to the pandemic.
PBR officials and elected leaders in Fort Worth called this move a historic win for the city. It is expected to generate millions for the local economy.
“Here we are with this fabulous arena, Dickies Arena… all of the development that’s taking place in the Stockyards with Mule Alley and the Hotel Drover and so, Fort Worth is now poised to host these opportunities in a way we maybe we couldn’t before,” said Bob Jameson the president of Visit Fort Worth.