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11/17/2015 - Professional Bull Riders Coming to the Cross Insurance Center with BlueDEF Tour

The City of Bangor and Spectra Venue Management, managers of the Cross Insurance Center, are proud to announce that The Professional Bull Riders will bring their BlueDEF Tour to Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center for the first time ever on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8PM and Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7PM. Get ready Bangor!


For two nights, the best up and coming bull riders in the world will be battling the fiercest bovine athletes the sport has to offer, who weigh nearly 2,000 pounds each, more than 10 times their cowboy counterparts.  The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks are sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats in anticipation and excitement.


Tickets start at $17 and will go on sale Friday, November 20 at 10AM. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the Cross Insurance Center Box Office located at 515 Main St. in Bangor, open Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM. 


Cross Insurance Center cyber club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public on sale.  To sign up for the Cross Insurance Center Cyber Club, visit


The $100 PBR Elite Seat tickets include premium seating and a 60 minute pre event tour on the dirt and behind the scenes that will give fans a chance to see the toughest sport on dirt up-close and personal.


Each rider will face one bull in Round 1 and then the Top 10 scoring riders of the night will come back for one more ride in the championship round. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score will be crowned the champion.


Bangor will be the 14th stop on the 2016 BlueDEF Tour, and will mark the Professional Bull Riders’ debut in the city. The tour will make stops in cities such as Oakland, California; Wichita, Kansas; Portland, Oregon; and Omaha, Nebraska this year. The BlueDEF Tour Finals will take place one week prior to the PBR World Finals and offer a total purse of $100,000.

The overall winner of the BDT season will be the rider who earns the most world points at the BDT level. He will receive $50,000 and qualify to compete at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals. Visit PBR LIVE for details about watching online streams of the 2016 BlueDEF Tour season.          


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