LAS VEGAS – When rodeo fans arrive at the Thomas & Mack Center for the return of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo they will have multiple entertainment options to enjoy before and after each rodeo performance. Known as the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world, the Wrangler NFR runs from Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 10.
To make travel easier, rodeo fans have the option of using the free NFR Express Shuttle bus service from 24 sponsoring hotels and The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas. Upon arrival, fans will be greeted with rodeo-themed areas that extend both outside the arena and within the confines of the building.
On the outer grounds of the Thomas & Mack Center, the ProRodeo Zone will greet fans with PRCA sponsor activation tents and live music. As fans make their way towards the entrance, they will pass by the StubHub Fan Zonean area that includes additional sponsor tents, the official ProRodeo and Wrangler NFR merchandise trailer, food and beverage options, video screens and tables for attendees to congregate.
To further enhance the fan experience, two outdoor video boards at the front of the arena will broadcast Wrangler NFR moments, video highlights, interactive content and contestant interviews.
As rodeo fans enter the building, one of the highlights of the arena is the 36,000-square-foot hospitality area at the northwest end of the arena. the Aces High – Parlor and Exhibit It will feature a lounge and a 2,500-square-foot glass-enclosed balcony with views of the Strip. The Cowboy Channel will present the NFR Pre-Show beginning at 5 pm and the NFR Post-Show immediately following the end of the show each night. An additional highlight will be a comprehensive exhibit detailing the NFR’s 36-year history in Las Vegas. Access to Aces High – Saloon & Exhibit is available to all fans with a Wrangler NFR ticket for that night’s performance and will also feature the live broadcast of the rodeo each night, including a big screen projection.
Meanwhile, on the southeast side of the arena, across from Aces High, fans can enjoy all the activities and amenities of the return. cowboy barnyard, which occupies the adjacent Cox Pavilion with live music, a huge bar, and plenty of space to sit back and relax or unwind. Live entertainment will include pre- and post-event performances by Will Jones (December 1-3), Dillon Carmichael (December 4-6) Y Ben Gallaher (December 7-10). Doors open at 4 pm and live music starts at 4:45 pm.
Right outside of Cowboy Corral is the Bull and Barrel Hallwith its own bar and food service and the Hall of Champions with tributes to former NFR champions.
The entertainment will continue throughout the night as fans begin to settle into their seats. Before each function, there will be an opening act, followed by the singing of the National Anthem. The focus then turns to dirt as the world’s best contestants put their skills to the test and seek the coveted Golden Buckle, awarded to world champions.
The Wrangler NFR attracts the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, wrestling, team roping, saddle bronco riding, roping tying, barrel racing and bull riding to compete for a share of the coveted purse and prize increase. PRCA gold buckle. In 2021, the event had a total attendance of 169,539 over the 10 days of competition at the Thomas & Mack Center and has sold out over 340 consecutive performances in Las Vegas.
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courtesy of NFRExperience.com