Nashville Stampede to hold its inaugural league event at Bridgestone Arena from August 19-21.
March 4, 2022 — NASHVILLE — Ahead of the inaugural season for the 2022 Professional Bull Riders Team Series, the league today announced the schedule for the eight teams that will compete through the first season. The Nashville Stampede, the city’s first-ever professional bull riding team, will debut inside Bridgestone Arena from August 19-21. The team is owned by Morris Communications Company, whose equine brands include magazines Quarter Horse News, Western Horseman and Barrel Horse News as well as event associations West Coast Barrel Racing Association and the National Barrel Horse Association.
“Our company is part of a long-standing and growing love affair with the West here in America and around the world,” said MCC Chairman and Morris family patriarch Billy Morris. “The Western mystique is powerful and getting bigger. It’s something people everywhere want to associate with. This new bull riding league plays right into this phenomenon, and we’re so proud to be a founding team associated with it.”
The PBR Team Series’ inaugural 10-event, 112-game regular season will include a three-day homestand event hosted by each of the eight founding teams. The 2022 season will culminate in a team championship at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas from November 4–6. An additional neutral site event will be held in Anaheim, California.
“Nashville is a city unlike any other. The culture, the atmosphere and the community set the stage for a phenomenal event,” Nashville Stampede general manager Tina Battock said. “We are proud to represent Music City and the state of Tennessee at home and on the road, and we hope the fans are ready to cheer us on to a championship.”
The 2022 PBR Team Series event schedule is as follows:
|July 25-26||Cheyenne, WY||Cheyenne Frontier Days||Neutral Site|
|Aug. 5-7||Kansas City, MO||T-Mobile Center||Kansas City Outlaws|
|Aug. 12-13||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center||Neutral Site|
|Aug. 19-21||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena||Nashville Stampede|
|Aug. 26-28||Austin, TX||Moody Center||Austin Gamblers|
|Sept. 3-5||Ridgedale, MO||Thunder Ridge Amphitheater||Missouri Thunder|
|Sept. 9-11||Winston-Salem, NC||UVM Coliseum||Carolina Cowboys|
|Sept. 16-18||Oklahoma City, OK||Paycom Center||Oklahoma Freedom|
|Oct. 7-9||Fort Worth, TX||Dickies Arena||Texas Rattlers|
|Oct. 14-16||Glendale, AZ||Gila River Arena||Arizona Ridge Riders|
|Nov. 4-6||Las Vegas, NV||T-Mobile Arena||Championship|
“The inaugural PBR Team Series season will play out across a very strong collection of cities, culminating in our Las Vegas Championship,” said PBR CEO and commissioner Sean Gleason. “Each stop on the schedule will be a real happening, with plenty of fun events for fans and opportunities to come together to rally around their team. It will be exciting to watch the Nashville fan base grow.”
The league will host a PBR Team Series draft on May 23 prior to start of the 2022 season, among any bull riders who have declared for the draft during a league eligibility window. The Nashville Stampede will have the second pick in the draft, and order of selection that was determined by a draft lottery among all teams in New York on January 7.
The PBR Team Series builds on the existing structure of professional bull riding with the same basic rules for judging and scoring qualified 8-second bull rides. Events will be staged in a tournament-style format with all teams competing in head-to-head matchups against a different opponent each day. Each game will feature five riders per team squaring off against another team. Full team rosters will be comprised of seven riders on the core roster and three practice squad members. The team with the highest aggregate score of qualified rides among its riders will be declared the winner of each game. The event winner will be the team with the most game wins across an event, with a special bonus round designed as a tie-breaker to determine final event standings.
All PBR Team Series events will be carried on either the CBS Television Network, streaming live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, or RidePass on Pluto TV.
About Morris Communications Company:
Morris Communications Company, LLC (MCC) is part of a privately held company with diversified holdings in media, real estate, property development and agribusiness. MCC is based in Augusta, Georgia. MCC’s current media holdings include Morris Media Network (MMN) which reaches millions of consumers with diversified content brands in print, digital, products and live events including Western Horseman, Barrel Horse News, Quarter Horse News, Road to the Horse, EquiStat and the National Barrel Horse Association. A portfolio of lifestyle publications and digital assets serve outdoor/sporting/travel enthusiasts with Alaska Magazine, Milepost, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Athens Magazine, Augusta Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, Orlando Magazine, Savannah Magazine, Where Visitor publications and more. MCC is proud to add The Nashville Stampede professional bull riding team to its family of brands. Fans can connect with the Nashville Stampede on social media at @NashvilleStampede on Facebook, @Nash_Stampede on Twitter, @NashvilleStampede on Instagram, and @NashvilleStampede on TikTok.
For more information, contact:
Kacie Albert – [email protected] – (908) 343-3348