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Professional Bull Riding eyeing Wheeling for future events


For The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling, which housed a Professional Bull Riders event on March 15 and 16.
(Intelligencer photo by Alex Meyer)

WHEELING, W.Va.  — After packing WesBanco Arena earlier in March, Professional Bull Riders is looking to expand its presence in Wheeling with future events.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Monday that the bull riding organization will meet with the bureau and the Greater Wheeling Sports and Entertainment Authority to discuss such an expansion and marketing to attract more fans.

The two-day event, officially the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour’s Neighborhood Ford Store Challenge, drew a near-capacity crowd to WesBanco Arena on March 15 and the facility was at full capacity on the evening of March 16.

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