Tulsa is one of 30 cities on the PBR's Major League Tour. Green Country residents packed the Convention Center to watch the world's top 45 bull riders. Brad Lund is Express Sports' CEO. He says the PBR set the record for gross ticket sales at the convention center two years ago and beat that record this weekend. Lund says those numbers help nearby businesses cash in.
"We've noticed more than ever just the vibrancy around the downtown area. We've heard from restaurants, bars, both major hotels were oversold for the event, just coming to the event two hours before the traffic flow, the theatrics that come with PBR. It's been a madhouse from Friday a.m. all the way until Sunday mid-afternoon,â€ Lund said.
Lund says he's looking forward to bringing the PBR back to Tulsa in years to come. And, he's excited to get into the new BOK Center when it opens.