PBR Wrangler Invitational presented by Cooper Tires

Important: Clear Bag Policy & Face Coverings Required At All Times

Oct 3 - 4, 2020
  • Dates Oct 3 - 4, 2020
  • Location Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Tickets ADVANCED RESERVED TICKETS
    $18, $28, $38, $58, $78, $108

    DAY-OF RESERVED TICKETS
    $23, $33, $43, $63, $83, $113

    Subject to applicable fees

    *IMPORTANT: This event will be sold in POD seating only to execute a safe seating environment, limiting crossover interaction between fans where possible. POD seating is scaled in groupings of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 seats. Fans must purchase all tickets in a selected POD grouping. All POD seating are subject to limited spacing and possible crossover interaction with other fans. Fans sitting in all POD sections are asked to respect one another to provide a safe environment for everyone in attendance.

    KIDS 23 months & younger are free if on lap
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  • Public Parking

    $10 Premium Parking Garage
    $10 Gate 4 Parking
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About The Event

For the first time in league history, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Wrangler Invitational will buck into Lincoln, Nebraska, welcoming fans into Pinnacle Bank Arena Oct. 3-4 for the PBR Lincoln Invitational.

The PBR Wrangler Invitational presented by Cooper Tires event at Pinnacle Bank Arena will abide by the health standards put in place for public gatherings as outlined in the State of Nebraska’s Directed Health Measures (DHM). The safety plan was reviewed and approved by the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD).


While the event will mark the first-ever PBR Wrangler Invitational event in Lincoln, the Husker City has welcomed the developmental Touring Pro Division once prior. Visiting the city in 2010, Chance Riley went a perfect 2-for-2 to win the event title.

Historically, the state of Nebraska has hosted four premier series events, all in Omaha.

After Wiley Petersen won the elite tour’s debut in the Cornhusker State in 2006, Justin McBride won the event in 2007 en route to his second PBR World Championship.

Most recently, Brian Canter won the Omaha premier series event in back-to-back seasons, dominating in Omaha in both 2008 and 2009.

This season, the PBR Wrangler Invitational stop in Lincoln is crucial in the championship race to the PBR World Finals in early November, awarding a gold buckle and million-dollar bonus to the world’s best bull rider.

The riders competing in Nebraska are anticipated to be led by current world No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme, along with three-time World Champion Silvano Alves, two-time World Champion J.B. Mauney, 2018 World Champion Kaique Pacheco, and 2016 World Champion Cooper Davis.

The bull riding action for the PBR Wrangler Invitational begins with Round 1 at 6:45 p.m. CDT on Saturday, October 3, concluding with Round 2 and the championship round at 12:45 p.m. CDT on Sunday, October 4. All 35 bull riders will get on one bull each in Round 1 and 2. Following Round 2 on Sunday afternoon, the riders’ individual two-round scores will be totaled with the Top 15 advancing to the championship round for one more out and a chance at the event title.

Tickets for the two-day event go on sale Monday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m. CDT and start at $18, plus applicable fees. 

PBR Elite Seats are available for avid fans who want an exclusive VIP experience while enjoying the world’s top bull riding circuit. These tickets offer premium seats, a question and answer presentation with some of the top bull riders and stock contractors in the world, a special photo opportunity after the event on the Can-Am Cage, and souvenir credential and lanyard. Social distancing will be practiced at all times throughout the experience.

About PBR (Professional Bull Riders):

PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 700 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Wrangler Invitational (UTB), which features the top 35 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. PBR’s digital assets include RidePass, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events, and media. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

Event Dates

More Information

  • Doors
    Doors open 90 minutes before start of event.
  • How To Purchase

    As of July 14, 2020, the ticket office, located in the south lobby, will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am – 2pm TO THE PUBLIC until September 30, 2020. If you have further questions, please call the Ticket Office at 402.904.5641 and leave a voice message or email [email protected].  

    Buy official tickets ONLY at the following:
    - Ticketmaster.com
    - Ticketmaster App on your mobile device
    - Pinnacle Bank Arena Innovative Pain & Spine Ticket Office (No sales at the PBA Ticket Office DAY OF ON SALE)

    TICKET DELIVERY: Pinnacle Bank Arena tickets purchased online will be mobile delivery, postal mail or will call. Tickets can be purchased at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Innovative Pain & Spine Ticket Office the next business day after the public on sale. Tickets purchased at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Innovative Pain & Spine Ticket Office will receive a printed physical ticket.

    MOBILE TICKETS: When Mobile Entry is selected at checkout, your mobile phone is your ticket. Your tickets will not be available for print or emailed to you. To access your ticket(s):  Download the Ticketmaster App or visit Ticketmaster.com on your mobile phone; login to your Ticketmaster account and locate the order with your tickets; tap and show at the entrance into the event. Your phone will be scanned for entry and you’re in! 

    View Step-by-Step Instructions: How To Access Your Mobile Tickets
    Apple/IOS App - View Here
    Android App - View Here
    Mobile Web - View Here

    Mobile Entry Is Easy
    We recommend viewing your Mobile Entry tickets prior to arriving to your event. The Ticketmaster App will save your ticket(s) and will allow you to view them in the event, even if you lose internet access. See Example Here. If you're using the Ticketmaster mobile internet site instead of the Ticketmaster App, you will also be given the option to save your tickets if viewed prior to losing internet connection. 

    HELPFUL HINT:  Prior to the public on sale, please go NOW to Ticketmaster.com or log into the Ticketmaster App on your mobile device to create an account or refresh your existing Ticketmaster account for a quicker purchasing experience. You can also add your ticket(s) to your phone’s “wallet.” Be sure your mobile phone has a fully charged battery.

    NEED HELP WITH AN EXISTING ORDER
    Need help with an existing Ticketmaster order, please call Ticketmaster Fan Support at 1.800.653.8000 (Live Person Monday – Friday 9am – 9pm.  Saturday 9am – 8pm local. Sunday 9am – 6pm.)

  • Event Policies

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    THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STAFF, CLIENTS, AND GUESTS ARE OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE. WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED NEW PROCEDURES TO HELP MITIGATE THE RISKS OF CONTRACTING COVID-19

    WHAT YOU CAN DO:
    Follow audio and visual messaging as well as staff instructions regarding revised line queuing and foot traffic to encourage social distancing.

    FACE COVERINGS
    All attendees will need a face covering to enter and face coverings must be worn throughout the event covering the mouth and nose. Please bring your own face covering.

    AMENITIES
    Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the venue.

    CLEANING
    The venue will be cleaned and sanitized.
    Dedicated cleaning staff will be responsible for high touchpoints including handrails and restrooms.

    STAFF
    Staff will be subject to undergo health screenings including temperature checks. All staff will be wearing face coverings.

    SEATING
    All fans will be in POD seating, which increases distancing and minimizes fan crossover when entering and exiting their seats.

    FOOD & BEVERAGE
    Pre-wrapped or packaged concessions items, individual packet condiments, and packaged utensils along with sealed-container beverages will be available.   

    CLEAR BAG POLICY & PROHIBITED ITEMS
    Pinnacle Bank Arena is a CLEAR BAG POLICY venue. CLEAR BAGS and small clutch-sized purses are only allowed at entry. To view clear bag policy and list of prohibited items, visit http://bit.ly/PBApolicy.

    NO RE-ENTRY
    For your safety, once a person exits Pinnacle Bank Arena, re-entry is strictly prohibited.

    CAMERAS
    Cell phone photos are permitted. No professional cameras or cameras with detachable lenses. No audio or video allowed.

    NO OUTSIDE FOOD & BEVERAGE
    No outside food or beverage brought into the venue. 

    NO WATER BOTTLES
    No water bottles brought into the venue. 

    NO WEAPONS
    No weapons including pocket knives or tasers. Those items will not be permitted in the doors.

    ADDITIONAL RESTRICTED ITEMS
    No signs. No strollers, car seats, child booster seats. No selfie sticks. No iPads. No laptops.

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  • Special Accommodations

    For special accommodations, please call Olivia Fowler at 402.904.5600 or email [email protected].