-- Tickets for December 9-10 PBR Unleash The Beast Minneapolis Invitational on sale Friday, August 12.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – When the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) bucks back into Minneapolis, Minnesota for the PBR Unleash The Beast-Minneapolis Invitational at Target Center on Dec.9-10, fans will see the ultimate level of competition as the world’s top bull riding athletes take on the rankest bucking bulls in the business.


Marking the premier tour’s return to Minneapolis for the first time since 2019, the two-day, action-packed weekend will give Minnesota fans the opportunity to watch as 35 of the best bull riders in the world will go head-to-head against the sport’s rankest animal athletes in one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.


During the 2023 season, the PBR will celebrate its 30th anniversary since 20 cowboys broke away from the traditional rodeo with the belief that bull riding could be a standalone sport. Since their trailblazing initiative, the PBR has grown into a global phenomenon awarding nearly $300 million in prize money. 


The upcoming PBR Unleash The Beast – Minneapolis Invitational will be just the third event of the new individual season. Eventgoers will watch as riders vie for early points in the race to be crowned the 2023 PBR World Champion. 


Fan favorites including 2022 PBR World Champion Daylon Swearingen, 2021 PBR World Champion Jose Vitor Leme, 2019 PBR Rookie of the Year Dalton Kasel, 2018 PBR World Champion Kaique Pacheco, veteran riders like three-time PBR World Champion Silvano Alves and many more will be among the riders expected to compete throughout the weekend. The coveted world points on the line will set the world standings leaderboard early in the season as the battle toward the 2023 world title begins.


The intense bull riding action at the PBR Unleash The Beast- Minneapolis Invitational begins at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec.9, 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.10. For more information on current safety protocols, expectations, guest experience, and Target Center visit

About PBR (Professional Bull Riders):

PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 500 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour (UTB), which features the top bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. In 2022, PBR launched the PBR Team Series—eight teams of the world’s best bull riders competing for a new championship—as well as the PBR Challenger Series with more than 60 annual events nationwide. The organization’s digital assets include PBR RidePass on Pluto TV, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company. For more information, visit, or follow on Facebook at, Twitter at, and YouTube at