PRCA National Finals Rodeo Moving To Globe Life Field In 2020

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

Texas has lured many sports events and big companies over the years, and now you can add another one to the list.

Officials with the National Finals Rodeo announced Wednesday their plans to relocate the big event from Las Vegas to Globe Life Field in Arlington this December.

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Texas Rangers made the annoucement this morning at an event at the stadium.

The @PRCA_ProRodeo is announcing the National Finals Rodeo will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington in 2020. “Just 85 days from today, and we couldn’t be more excited about it.” pic.twitter.com/oOEd6oKwEU

— Alan Scaia (@scaia) September 9, 2020

“We are so pleased to be at this amazing stadium for the most celebrated event on the rodeo calendar,” said George Taylor, CEO of the PRCA. “We are committed to delivering a spectacular event for our fans and we are thrilled to be in Texas for it.”

“Texas & rodeo go together” said Taylor. He says the mayors of Arlington and Fort Worth helped bring the National Finals Rodeo to the area. 

Taylor says Globe Life Field is the “perfect space for us.”

State restrictions limiting ticket sales to sporting events is to blame for the move from Nevada to North Texas. 

Texas' guidelines of "50% occupancy at professional, collegiate or similar sporting events" allows the event to be held and still maintain social distance.

The PRCA says seats will be sold in groups of four with space in between. They'll also use mobile tickets to limit contact, and people will not be allowed to bring in bags.

The loss of the event is another huge blow to the Las Vegas economy but a big win for North Texas. 

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams says the city will keep working with the county and state to allow fans into the stadium safely, and the Schwab Invitational and races at Texas Motor Speedway show Tarrant County can hold events safely and bring jobs back.

----------------® ------ 2020 ---------- ---- ---------- -------- ---------- ---- ------------------, ----------!!!• • •Rodeo’s iconic annual event relocates to preserve a great experience for fans.See story: https://t.co/QRUevhLt1h• • •#WeAreProRodeo#TheCowboyChannel pic.twitter.com/l6b7sfMv2S— PRCA ProRodeo (@PRCA_ProRodeo) September 9, 2020