Shepparton sports lovers will be presented with a state-of-the-art experience next month.
The Professional Bull Riders Australia tour is coming to town — and bringing with it a mobile stadium purpose-built for fan enjoyment.
Having been in production since 2010, the new stadium will be unveiled with a 3500 spectator capacity, including 18 corporate boxes, to bring fans as close to the elite action as possible.
‘‘Our Shepparton event comes off the back of significant fan requests for a PBR event in the area — and not only are we delivering that, but we’re also giving Shepparton locals the opportunity to experience our brand new stadium,’’ PBR Australia general manager Glen Young said.
‘‘It will give spectators the ultimate PBR experience and view of elite bull-riding action, (and) will allow us to revolutionise this extreme sport into a touring outback spectacular, with a full theatrical production offering an action-packed night of pro bull-riding, combined with a social after-party event featuring live performances by the very talented (country music singer) Casey Barnes.’’
The event will be at the Shepparton Showgrounds on March 24, with $10000 in prize money on offer for bull riders on the night.
The action in the arena will be run in conjunction with American-themed catering to round-out the experience.
PBR Australia will look to create a strong relationship with the Shepparton area in the future to make events like these a regular occurrence.
‘‘These won’t be one-off tour stops,’’ Young said.