In 2014 the COO of the Dallas Cowboys, Stephen Jones, announced that he would be teaming up with RFD-TV to put on the world's largest and richest on-day rodeo in the history of the sport. The American Rodeo will showcase the top 10 contestants in the world from the PBR World Finals. In addition to the top 10, there will be five qualifying events prior to The American for each sanctioned event to determine which athletes will move on to compete against the top 10 for their share of the $2 Million payout.
The American will have sanctioned events from the PBR, Pro Roughstock Series, US Team Roping Championships, Better Barrel Racers, and the Ultimate Calf Roping Series. Out of the $2 Million each event will pay 100K to first and 25K to second. There will also be a million dollar side pot for the qualifiers. The qualifying athletes will be entitled to their share of the side pot if they can win their event. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for The American rodeo tickets.
2017 American Rodeo Preview
After The American Rodeo's successful first run in 2014, the worlds top rodeo athletes are headed back to Arlington, Texas to take part in what has now been tagged as the "The Worlds Richest Rodeo". The semifinals will wrap at the end of February (20-22) just 30 minutes away at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth to finalized the American Rodeo qualifiers. The 2017 American Rodeo will take place on February 19.
The American Rodeo at AT&T Stadium Address: One AT&T Way, Arlington, Texas, 76011
The American Rodeo takes place at the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. Jerry Jones wanted only the biggest and best rodeo around to be hosted at the AT&T Stadium and it would appear that's just what he is getting with The American Rodeo. AT&T Stadium sits close to 100,000 guests with standing room capabilities to ensure every rodeo fan has a spot at the newest event on the docket.
The American Rodeo Event Guide
Where is the best place to park at AT&T Stadium for The American Rodeo?
The AT&T Stadium parking is joined with The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington's parking offering over 20,000 spaces available to guests attending the rodeo. The Cowboys Blue (1,2,3,7) & Silver (4,5,6) lots are the closest to the stadium and range from $150 and up. Lots Blue 11 & 15, and Silver 12& 13 are further out from the stadium and run around $85 to $100.
What are some good places to eat before The American Rodeo?
Traffic can get a little hairy so grabbing a bite close to the stadium is the way to go. Olenjacks Grille is a short drive down N. Collins from the stadium and they offer great food options for the family and free valet parking for ticket holders. The Fish Bone Grille & Oyster bar sits directly across the street from the stadium and is great place for a drink and food right before the game. Pappasito’s is a Texas original and provides awesome tex-mex food so it’s perfect to bring your out of state guests.
Does my child need a ticket to attend The American Rodeo?
Children less than one year old do not need a ticket to enter the stadium but must sit in an adult’s lap during the rodeo.