Professional bull riding gives boost to Wheeling economy


It’s become one of the most highly anticipated events of the year.

Professional Bull Riding will be returning to the Friendly City this weekend. 

The Velocity Tour will be making it’s way to WesBanco Arena for two shows on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Fans pack the arena year after year to see some of the top riders in the nation take on massive near thousand pound bulls. The riders will be competing for a spot in the PBR Finals later this year.  

Although it’s great entertainment for the thousands of people who make their way to WesBanco, it’s also a boost for the local economy. 

“The PBR does spend a lot of money. They pay the dirt contractor. They buy the feed for the livestock here. They but a lot  of advertising,” explained Denny Magruder, Executive Director of WesBanco Arena. “Those two dates sell out so we have a lot of pat time employees working. It’s just really good for the local economic community.” 

It all gets underway this Friday night.

Tickets are still available for both show. You can contact the WesBanco Arena Box Office at 304-233-4470 or visit for more information. 

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