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Austin's newest pro sport to debut at Moody Center

The Team Series will take place in Austin in August. (Austin Gamblers)

Austin is getting a new, rootin’, tootin’ professional sport: professional bull riding, which is coming to the new Moody Center this August.

Professional Bull Riders team the Austin Gamblers will compete in the PBR Team Series, which launches this year with plans to showcase the world’s top bull riders, from Aug. 26-28. Austin made the cut as one of only eight cities across the country to compete in the inaugural event—it'll be the first pro sports event at the Moody Center.

Representing the team is Michael Gaffeny, a retired rider who will serve as the Gambler’s head coach; JJ Gottsch, a former Round Rock Express executive to serve as chief executive officer; and owners Egon and Abby Durban.

The three-day event will showcase traditional eight-second bull rides in a tournament format. Tickets go on presale starting March 14 and sale opens up on March 21.


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