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Today's National Finals Rodeo Event

Buy tickets for National Finals Rodeo at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV today at 6:45PM local time. There are currently 4 National Finals Rodeo events available for sale.

2018 NFR

The 2018 NFR is underway, so time to get to Vegas to be part of the action. The NFR runs from December 6th to December 15th. The rodeo is the main attraction, but you also catch these opening acts: Casey Donahew, Nampa Stampeders, Chancey Williams & the Younger Brothers Band, Red Shahan, Steve Amerson and Moe Bandy.

While you are at the NFR, you may want to check out these country acts that are playing Vegas:

NFR Tickets

The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is known as the "Super Bowl of Rodeo" and is the most prestigious rodeo in the world. It takes place each December in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 1959, thousands of the best of cowboys have had the honor to compete in the National Finals Rodeo in a bid to become the undisputed champion of one of the event’s seven divisions. The NFR divisions are: bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and time-down roping. Combined with their year-to-date bounties, the division champions are determined by their overall gross.

The NFR is put on each year by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), who invites the top fifteen money-earners in the league to Vegas. The cowboys are put through 10 rounds of competition over 10 days, with the top eight earning substantial prize money. The NFR is the richest rodeo on earth with a purse of over $6 million dollars. The overall winners get the legendary NFR solid gold belt buckle.

The best seats at NFR are the VIP Gold Buckle seating (located in the first five rows: FF-JJ) of sections 104-110 and 113-116. The seats are so close to the action, you can practically touch the horses, bulls and riders, but please note that some of these seats may have obstructed views if they're close to the stalls. The bucking chutes are located on the end of the stadium under sections 101 and 122, perfect for bull riding and bronc busting. Sections 111-112 sit above the roping end, giving you a perfect view of team roping and time-down roping.

NFR Experience

While NFR is the main event, some of the biggest entertainment during NFR happens after the rodeo. Several of country music’s top artists come to Las Vegas to perform during the weeks of NFR. Previous performers include George Strait, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Reba and many more.

The NFR runs for 10 full days and there is also the Cowboy Christmas Show running the same time, located at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Paradise Road and Desert Inn), just one block off the strip. It’s the premier shopping featuring jewelry, western wear, boots, art and furniture from over 400 merchants. Cowboy Fanfest is also located in the convention center and offers over 100,000 square feet of interactive space, exhibits, championship livestock and autograph sessions.

NFR at Thomas & Mack Center

The Nationals Final Rodeo takes place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a capacity of nearly 18,000 the venue is full of energy during the rodeo. The most recent round of renovations occurred in 2008 when a huge LED scoreboard was mounted in the center of the arena to ensure you don’t miss any of the action. The bucking chutes at NFR are located at the Thomas & Mack Center end in front of sections 101/122 and the roping end is located on the opposite side in front of sections 111-112.

Last updated: Dec 11 2018