PBR revamps schedule, moves World Finals to Fort Worth beginning in 2022


The PBR World Finals is getting a new look following the 2021 event.

Beginning in 2022, the World Finals will move to Dickies Arena in part of “comprehensive schedule restructure for its premier series.”

The 2022 season will go from January-May culminating in Fort Worth over two consecutive weekends. The first three rounds will be May 13-15 and the final five will be May 19-22, similar to when the event was split between Mandalay Bay and the Thomas&Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Beginning in 2023, the PBR season will run from November-May.

“These landmark changes give the PBR season greater continuity and allow the league to hold our crown jewel, the World Finals, in the heart of cowboy country surrounded by exciting fan entertainment activities,” said Sean Gleason, PBR CEO and Commissioner. “PBR World Finals will now have a two-week presence throughout Fort Worth, making the Metroplex the must-visit, sports-entertainment destination, every May. We are ecstatic to work with our incredible partners in Fort Worth, as we usher in a new era adding to the rich history of our World Finals and continue to bring new programming to Fort Worth. We look forward to the many opportunities to grow the PBR World Finals and sport as a whole here in Texas.”

Other events related to the World Finals will be held throughout Fort Worth, including at the Cowtown Coliseum and Will Rogers Memorial Arena.

“This has been an incredible team effort with PBR, Governor Abbott, our Fort Worth Sports Commission and so many others,” Mayor Mattie Parker said. “Fort Worth is the gold standard for public-private partnerships and we are marshaling all our resources to roll out the red carpet for the PBR World Finals.”

The changes take place immediately following the conclusion of the 2021 World Finals, which are Nov. 3-7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“We would like to thank the City of Las Vegas for being such an incredible host to the PBR World Finals for nearly three decades,” said Gleason. “While we are excited about the move to Texas, Las Vegas will continue to hold marquee PBR events, which will be announced in the coming months.”