BOK Center To Host Pro Bull Riding Competition; First Event Since President's Campaign Rally

Wednesday, September 9th 2020, 12:28 pm
By: Mallory Thomas

TULSA, Okla. -

The BOK Center is getting ready to host it's first event in months. BOK Staff is doing everything possible to make sure thousands of fans will be able to safely attend the Professional Bull Riding event October 10th and 11th. PBR staff said they are working with local health officials and are taking extra steps as part of their "Be Cowboy Safe" COVID-19 precautions. 

Wednesday, the BOK Center sat empty, but soon fans from all over will be here to watch professional bull riding.

"There are people out there that still need an escape and this is their escape and we want to be able to provide that so we are going to make sure that we provide the safest experience," said Kosha Irby with PBR. 

Irby said part of providing a safe experience for fans means requiring face masks for fans, staff and even the riders, except when they are competing. Irby said they're making sure no one brings COVID-19 with them to the two day event. 

"Everyone at least on our staff in terms of riders, staff members, commentators, television crew, everybody is tested prior to coming in to the market and if they do get a positive test we don't allow them to come into the market," said Irby. 

He said the return of PBR has been in the works for months and they're excited to bring it to Tulsa. 

"We're pretty proud of the fact that we're a catalyst is getting people back on the path of normalcy in terms of enjoying themselves at live events," said Irby.