The Wrangler NFR Celebrates its 25th Anniversary in Las Vegas

November 30, 2009 by  

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary in Las Vegas, the National Finals Rodeo will kick off on Dec. 3 and run for 10 consecutive days. The top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR.

In 2008, the event had a total event attendance of 172,747 over the 10 days of competition. The Wrangler NFR has sold out more than 220 consecutive performances.

Each evening, the NFR will host live entertainment at the ACM NFR Stage inside Cowboy Corral. The Cowboy Corral is located inside the Cox Pavilion and is open to all NFR ticket holders. In addition, an impressive list of entertainers will sing the national anthem and perform the opening act each night of the rodeo. For more information on entertainment and the Wrangler NFR, please go to

WHEN: Thursday, December 3 thru Saturday, December 12. The weekday rodeo performances and final performance begin at 6:45 pm. The first weekend rodeo performances start at 5:45 pm.

WHERE: Thomas & Mack Center.

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