FORT WORTH, Tex. (June 30, 2022) – Ahead of the 2022 season for the groundbreaking PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series, Dallas-Fort Worth’s first-ever professional bull riding team, the Ariat Texas Rattlers, have announced their inaugural game schedule. The Ariat Texas Rattlers’ 28-game 2022 PBR Team Series regular season schedule is headlined by three appearances on the CBS Game of the Week, as well as showdowns with the Nashville Stampede, Carolina Cowboys and Austin Gamblers at the team’s first-ever home event, Rattler Days, Oct. 7-9 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth.
The PBR Team Series revolutionizes the sport of bull riding, transforming an individual sport into one in which riders join teams to compete in five-on-five bull riding games for a national championship. In the inaugural 2022 season, eight founding teams will compete: the Arizona Ridge Riders, Austin Gamblers, Carolina Cowboys, Kansas City Outlaws, Missouri Thunder, Nashville Stampede, Oklahoma Freedom, and the Lone Star State’s own Ariat Texas Rattlers.
Throughout the regular season, each team will compete in 28 head-to-head, five-on-five bull riding games¸ held across 10 events. The team with the highest aggregate score will be the game winner, and ties will be allowed.
Each team will host a three-day homestand, welcoming the seven other teams, while also competing in two neutral site events, beginning with the season-launch event on July 25-26 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The season will conclude in Las Vegas Nov. 4-6 when the teams will go head-to-head in the PBR Team Series Championship, vying to be crowned the Team Series Champions.
When the 2022 season gets underway July 25-26 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the Rattlers will compete against the Missouri Thunder and Kansas City Outlaws.
During the preseason, the Rattlers posted a 2-2 record, including a win against the Arizona Ridge Riders in Bismarck, North Dakota, and Kansas City Outlaws in Tryon, North Carolina.
Following the event in Cheyenne, the PBR Team Series will hold events in Kansas City, Missouri, Anaheim, California, Nashville, Tennessee, Austin, Texas, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Ridgedale, Missouri before the Rattlers host their inaugural Oct. 7-9 in Fort Worth, Texas, at Dickies Arena, the ninth event of the 2022 PBR Team Series season.
During their first-ever home event, the Rattlers will play the Nashville Stampede on Oct. 7, Carolina Cowboys on Oct. 8, and Austin Gamblers on Oct. 9.
The Ariat Texas Rattlers’ complete regular season schedule is as follows:
|DATE/LOCATION||HOME TEAM||AWAY TEAM||GAME #||BROADCAST DAY|
|July 25Cheyenne, WY||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Missouri Thunder||1||CBSSNLIVE Monday, July 25 @ 10pm|
|July 26Cheyenne, WY||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Kansas City Outlaws||3||CBSSNLIVE Tuesday, July 26 @ 10pm|
|August 5Kansas City, MO||Nashville Stampede||Ariat Texas Rattlers||1||PlutoLIVE Friday, August 5 @ 9pm|
|August 6Kansas City, MO||Carolina Cowboys||Ariat Texas Rattlers||2||PlutoLIVE Saturday, August 6 @ 8pm|
|August 7Kansas City, MO||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Austin Gamblers||2||CBSSNLIVE Sunday, August 7 @ 1pm|
|August 12Anaheim, CA||Oklahoma Freedom||Ariat Texas Rattlers||1||PlutoLIVE Friday, August 12 @ 11pm|
|August 13Anaheim, CA||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Arizona Ridge Riders||1||CBSTAPED Sunday, August 14 @ 1:30pm|
|August 19Nashville, TN||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Missouri Thunder||1||PlutoLIVE Friday, August 19 @ 9pm|
|August 20Nashville, TN||Nashville Stampede||Ariat Texas Rattlers||4||PlutoLIVE Saturday, August 20 @ 8pm|
|August 21Nashville, TN||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Carolina Cowboys||3||CBSSNLIVE Sunday August 21 @ 3:30pm|
|August 26Austin, TX||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Oklahoma Freedom||2||PlutoLIVE Friday, August 26 @ 9pm|
|August 27Austin, TX||Austin Gamblers||Ariat Texas Rattlers||4||CBSTAPED Sunday, August 28 @ 2:30pm|
|August 28Austin, TX||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Nashville Stampede||1||CBSSNLIVE Sunday, August 28 @ 1:30pm|
|September 9Winston-Salem, NC||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Arizona Ridge Riders||3||PlutoLIVE Friday, September 9 @ 8pm|
|September 10Winston-Salem, NC||Kansas City Outlaws||Ariat Texas Rattlers||3||PlutoLIVE Saturday, September 10 @ 7pm|
|September 11Winston-Salem, NC||Missouri Thunder||Ariat Texas Rattlers||1||CBSSNLIVE Sunday, September 11 @ 2pm|
|September 16Oklahoma City, OK||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Kansas City Outlaws||3||PlutoLIVE Friday, September 16 @ 9pm|
|September 17Oklahoma City, OK||Oklahoma Freedom||Ariat Texas Rattlers||4||PlutoLIVE Saturday, September 17 @ 8pm|
|September 18Oklahoma City, OK||Austin Gamblers||Ariat Texas Rattlers||3||CBSSNLIVE Sunday, September 18 @ 3pm|
|September 23Ridgedale, MO||Arizona Ridge Riders||Ariat Texas Rattlers||3||PlutoLIVE Friday, September 23 @ 9pm|
|September 24Ridgedale, MO||Kansas City Outlaws||Ariat Texas Rattlers||2||PlutoLIVE Saturday, September 24 @ 8pm|
|September 25Ridgedale, MO||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Oklahoma Freedom||2||CBSSNSAME DAY DELAY Sunday, September 25 @ 6pm|
|October 7Fort Worth, TX||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Nashville Stampede||4||PlutoLIVE Friday, October 7 @ 9pm|
|October 8Fort Worth, TX||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Carolina Cowboys||4||CBSTAPED Sunday, October 9 @ Post-NFL|
|October 9Fort Worth, TX||Ariat Texas Rattlers||Austin Gamblers||4||CBSSNSAME DAY DELAY, Sunday October 9 @ 6pm|
|October 14Glendale, AZ||Carolina Cowboys||Ariat Texas Rattlers||1||PlutoLIVE Friday, October 14 @ 11pm|
|October 15Glendale, AZ||Arizona Ridge Riders||Ariat Texas Rattlers||4||PlutoLIVE Saturday, October 15 @ 10pm|
|October 16Glendale, AZ||Missouri Thunder||Ariat Texas Rattlers||3||CBSSNLIVE Sunday, October 16 @ 5pm|
The CBS Television Network, Paramount+, CBS Sports Network or Pluto TV will carry all games played in the 2022 Teams regular season, as well as the three-day playoff and championship event November 4-6 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. PBR RidePass on Pluto TV will offer re-airs and on-demand replays of all the action. PBR RidePass is available on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices via www.pluto.tv. Tune to channel 720 for the latest programming schedule.
Highlighting the schedule each weekend is the Game of the Week, which will either be carried by the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+ or televised on CBS Sports Network. The Ariat Texas Rattlers will be featured in the Game of the Week on Aug. 14 when they play the Arizona Ridge Riders in Anaheim, California, on Aug. 28 when they play the Austin Gamblers in Austin, and on Oct. 9 when squaring off against the Carolina Cowboys in Fort Worth.
The bull riding action for Rattlers Days at Dickies Arena begins at 7:45 p.m. CDT on Friday, October 7, 6:45 p.m. CDT on Saturday, October 8, and 1:45 p.m. CDT on Sunday, October 9, times subject to change.
Tickets for the three-day event are on-sale now, and start at $20, taxes and fees not included. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com and PBR.com, at the Dickies Arena Box Office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.
Three-day ticket packages will also be available, offering fans up to a 25% discount on select price levels.
About the Ariat Texas Rattlers:
Under the leadership of General Manager, Mark George the Texas Rattlers, coached by PBR co-founder Cody Lambert, are owned by the Fisher Family, founders of Gap Inc., one of the founding team owners for the launch of the PBR Team Series. Their team will be based in Fort Worth, competing at Dickies Arena for their inaugural Rattlers Days homestand on October 7-9, the 9th event of the league’s 10-event 2022 PBR Team Series regular season. For decades, the Fisher Family have made investments in footwear and apparel, real estate, and timberland and forest products, and education and sports, including ownership of the Oakland Athletics and San Jose Earthquakes. Through its Ariat brand, the official boot of PBR, the Fisher family have been longtime supporters of PBR. The family is actively involved with a number of philanthropic causes, including SFMOMA, The KIPP Foundation, and UCSF.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series:
The PBR Team Series is an elite new league that will feature the world’s top bull riders competing on teams in five-on-five bull riding games during an 11-event season beginning in July and culminating in a team championship at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas November 4-6. During the 2022 season, each of the eight teams representing teams in Austin, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Glendale, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Ridgedale, MO; and Winston-Salem, NC will host a three-day homestand. There will also be neutral site games in Cheyenne, WY and Anaheim, CA. To determine team rosters, the league held a rider 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 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.