The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is a ten-day-long event that delivers maximum entertainment and thrills to the audience. Thousands of people come from different parts America to converge at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas looking for an experience like never before.
While the championship proper never disappoints, it is important that the audience have the other source of entertainment while waiting for their favorite categories or before the championship kicks off.
This is the only way that a person traveling thousands of miles across several states can get a worthwhile experience.
To get the full Rodeo experience, we encourage diehard fans to follow this guide:
NFR Express Shuttle Bus
Start your travel with the express shuttle bus provided by the NFR. The complimentary shuttle comes with the best travel service – ease, comfort as well as the opportunity to meet other rodeo diehards like yourself. This is the best way to kick off your ten days of fun.
Rodeo-Themed Outdoor Areas
The moment you arrive in the premises of the Thomas & Mack Center, you are welcomed into rodeo-themed areas that will give you the feel of the excitement on that the championship itself would offer.
The areas are extended to both outside the center as well as in the building. For lovers of outdoor experience, you will love the ProRodeo Zone.
The ProRodeo Zone is a series of outdoor PRCA sponsor-activation tents where you can enjoy the best of live western music. If you come in a group or with friends, these tents are the perfect relaxation spot for you while you wait for the action.
The next source of entertainment during the Wrangler Finals Rodeo is the NFR Fan Zone. This is another outdoor source of fun that comes with more sponsor tents. You can buy Wrangler NFR merchandise in the trailers here and be even closer to your favorite star.
The NFR Fan Zones also offer beverage options as well as video screens where you can enjoy previous high moments from the previous editions of the championship. There are also rodeo-themed tables where attendees of the event can meet and share different stories.
This is the ultimate area for getting and sharing fan love.
The Wrangler NFR also provides two outdoor video boards where fans can enjoy the best moments of the storied Wrangler history. These boards also provide means to enjoy highlight videos of past editions.
You can also watch contestant interviews regarding the tournament or participate in the interactive sessions.
Rodeo-Themed Indoor Areas
There are a plethora of indoor entertainment options for fans during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
First on the list is The Shoe. The Shoe has been described by many as probably their favorite part of the entire ten-day championship. It is a 36,000 square foot area that is purely dedicated to everything Rodeo and western during the championship. The Shoe is located in the northwest area of the center.
Here are the features of The Shoes that has endeared it to the heart of so many Rodeo fans;
- 2,500 square-foot glass-enclosed balcony with a view of the famous Strip.
- Interactive areas for fans to get closer to their favorite stars
- A saloon because you need to look your best during the Wrangler National Final Rodeo.
- Live broadcast of the rodeo each of the ten nights
- Saddle displays
- The location for CBS Sports Network pre-show
The Cowboy Corral which is located at the opposite end offers live music, a bar with complimentary drinks and a wide relaxation area.
Here is the lineup of artists expected to perform at the Cowboy Corral.
- Andy Griggs & D’em Boyz
- Sean Curtis and the Divide
- The Britt Stokes Band
The Bull & Barrel Saloon is fashioned after the categories of the same name and here are the features that make it a wonderful source of entertainment.
- Food service
- Luxury bar
- Hall of Champions
Every minute of your stay at the Thomas & Mack Center during the Wrangler Final Rodeo has been designed to give you maximum entertainment. Expect the time of your life at the 2019 Wrangler NFR.
This is Shelby Brunette a barrel racer who works at The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). She has been riding horses for the last 15 years and she loves rodeo as well as horses. Based on his experiences with rodeo she is sharing his opinion about National Finals Rodeo (NFR) so that Wrangler NFR fans can get date, time, tickets, results, TV schedule & updates. Find him on twitter here. Happy reading!