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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

(Loveland, CO) – The tradition continues as First National Bank’s New Year’s Eve Extreme Rodeo Challenge presented by Pedersen Toyota and Agfinity, Inc. returns for its eighth year to Budweiser Events Center on December 31 at 7:30 p.m.  This year’s event will bring action packed bull riding and bull fighting along with the crowd friendly mutton bustin’.

Tickets, $15 - $25, go on sale Friday, October 18 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Budweiser Events Center Box Office, online at ComcastTIX.com, or by phone at 877.544.TIXX (8499). A $75 VIP ticket will be available this year that includes appetizers, cash bar and an event souvenir. Kids’ tickets are $5 for ages 2-12.  Adult tickets will increase $3 the day of the show. Group discounts are available by calling 970-619-4122.

New Year’s Eve Extreme Rodeo Challenge has quickly become a fan favorite to ring in the New Year 8 seconds at a time. Fun for all ages this event is enjoyed by everyone from the first timer to the experienced rodeo fan. This year, the event will feature the newest, wildest, and craziest event in rodeo, the freestyle bullfighting. This event features the meanest bulls pitted against rodeo athletes trying to outmaneuver these 1300 pound raging animals. The wrecks are abundant and the excitement is nonstop in this 70 battle that truly pits man against beast. The action doesn’t stop with the freestyle bull fighting; bull riding is showcased with over 20 bull riders matching their skills against top caliber bucking stock from all over the country. Nationally acclaimed bull riders will team up with a top freestyle bullfighter forming a team that will compete for the Extreme Rodeo Challenge Championship. The format features 2 bullriders and a bullfighter riding for various sponsors accumulating points from each of their events.

The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, Colorado, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County. The Ranch consists of the Budweiser Events Center, the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H Youth & Community Building. The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo. For more information, visit www.TREventComplex.com.

Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 115 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 23-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers SkateZone, a series of community ice skating rinks.  Budweiser Events Center, the 7,200 seat multi-purpose venue, is home to the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL and the Colorado Ice of the Indoor Football League.