The National Finals Rodeo started its annual 10-day run at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Thursday.
On opening night at the NFR, Mason Clements drew a horse named Colorado Bulldog and rode him to a score of 86.5 points. He finished second in the go-round and earned $26,230.77.
FGL has opened its extended engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. The first two shows have reportedly sold out, including Wednesday’s performance, which Hubbard said was played to “the loudest Wednesday night crowd ever.”
When the sun goes down, the lights turn up for what the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo appropriately terms NFR After Dark. And while those lights certainly shine bright at viewing parties, after-parties and concerts up and down the Strip, there are plenty of great gatherings all around town.
Despite selling out all 10 nights every year since 1987, there’s been no resting on laurels among all those with any involvement in the Wrangler NFR.
The belt buckles are big. So is the concert lineup. With the National Finals Rodeo back in town, here are 10 top shows soundtracking the festivities.
The mobile app is now in its eighth version, relaunched in October with new and enhanced features to help fans streamline the 10-day experience.
“Following the NFL’s lead, along with other professional and collegiate programs, we believe it is prudent to implement the clear-bag policy,” said Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson.
One of the top NFR contestants is arguably the greatest cowboy to ever put on a pair of boots. And his brother-in-law, 14 years his junior, is the other top contestant.
Here’s the daily schedule for NFR in Las Vegas.
Operators of the 1,000-room Plaza in Las Vegas made a bid to reclaim downtown’s western heritage Tuesday by officially opening Core Arena, downtown’s first permanent outdoor equestrian center.
The National Finals Rodeo kicks off in Las Vegas on Thursday, December 6.