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/LOCATIONHOME TEAMAWAY TEAMGAME #BROADCAST DAY
July 25Cheyenne, WYAriat Texas RattlersMissouri Thunder1CBSSNLIVE Monday, July 25 @ 10pm
July 26Cheyenne, WYAriat Texas RattlersKansas City Outlaws3CBSSNLIVE Tuesday, July 26 @ 10pm
August 5Kansas City, MONashville StampedeAriat Texas Rattlers1PlutoLIVE Friday, August 5 @ 9pm
August 6Kansas City, MOCarolina CowboysAriat Texas Rattlers2PlutoLIVE Saturday, August 6 @ 8pm
August 7Kansas City, MOAriat Texas RattlersAustin Gamblers2CBSSNLIVE Sunday, August 7 @ 1pm
August 12Anaheim, CAOklahoma FreedomAriat Texas Rattlers1PlutoLIVE Friday, August 12 @ 11pm
August 13Anaheim, CAAriat Texas RattlersArizona Ridge Riders1CBSTAPED Sunday, August 14 @ 1:30pm
August 19Nashville, TNAriat Texas RattlersMissouri Thunder1PlutoLIVE Friday, August 19 @ 9pm
August 20Nashville, TNNashville StampedeAriat Texas Rattlers4PlutoLIVE Saturday, August 20 @ 8pm
August 21Nashville, TNAriat Texas RattlersCarolina Cowboys3CBSSNLIVE Sunday August 21 @ 3:30pm
August 26Austin, TXAriat Texas RattlersOklahoma Freedom2PlutoLIVE Friday, August 26 @ 9pm
August 27Austin, TXAustin GamblersAriat Texas Rattlers4CBSTAPED Sunday, August 28 @ 2:30pm
August 28Austin, TXAriat Texas RattlersNashville Stampede1CBSSNLIVE Sunday, August 28 @ 1:30pm
September 9Winston-Salem, NCAriat Texas RattlersArizona Ridge Riders3PlutoLIVE Friday, September 9 @ 8pm
September 10Winston-Salem, NCKansas City OutlawsAriat Texas Rattlers3PlutoLIVE Saturday, September 10 @ 7pm
September 11Winston-Salem, NCMissouri ThunderAriat Texas Rattlers1CBSSNLIVE Sunday, September 11 @ 2pm
September 16Oklahoma City, OKAriat Texas RattlersKansas City Outlaws3PlutoLIVE Friday, September 16 @ 9pm
September 17Oklahoma City, OKOklahoma FreedomAriat Texas Rattlers4PlutoLIVE Saturday, September 17 @ 8pm
September 18Oklahoma City, OKAustin GamblersAriat Texas Rattlers3CBSSNLIVE Sunday, September 18 @ 3pm
September 23Ridgedale, MOArizona Ridge RidersAriat Texas Rattlers3PlutoLIVE Friday, September 23 @ 9pm
September 24Ridgedale, MOKansas City OutlawsAriat Texas Rattlers2PlutoLIVE Saturday, September 24 @ 8pm
September 25Ridgedale, MOAriat Texas RattlersOklahoma Freedom2CBSSNSAME DAY DELAY Sunday, September 25 @ 6pm
October 7Fort Worth, TXAriat Texas RattlersNashville Stampede4PlutoLIVE Friday, October 7 @ 9pm
October 8Fort Worth, TXAriat Texas RattlersCarolina Cowboys4CBSTAPED Sunday, October 9 @ Post-NFL
October 9Fort Worth, TXAriat Texas RattlersAustin Gamblers4CBSSNSAME DAY DELAY, Sunday October 9 @ 6pm
October 14Glendale, AZCarolina CowboysAriat Texas Rattlers1PlutoLIVE Friday, October 14 @ 11pm
October 15Glendale, AZArizona Ridge RidersAriat Texas Rattlers4PlutoLIVE Saturday, October 15 @ 10pm
October 16Glendale, AZMissouri ThunderAriat Texas Rattlers3CBSSNLIVE 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.

For the complete game schedule for all teams, click here. The full broadcast schedule can be found here.

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.

For more information about Ariat Texas Rattlers, visit https://pbr.com/teams/rattlers/Texas Rattlers on Facebook, or @TexasRattlers_ on Instagram and Twitter.

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.

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