NFR is the Biggest Rodeo Event of the Year
The National Finals Rodeo will be taking place in less than a month and rodeo fans are eagerly awaiting the beginning of festivities. Considered the Super Bowl of its sport, the National Finals Rodeo (colloquially known as “NFR”) has the top fifteen cowboys in the sport compete in seven rodeo events for a total of $6.375 million in prize money. Approximately 180,000 fans attended the events last year with thousands of others descending upon Las Vegas for watch parties at sponsor hotels. It has become one of the biggest live events of the year, regardless of form of entertainment, and that certainly is the case when it comes to the secondary ticket market.
The National Finals Rodeo takes place at the Thomas Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas-Nevada. Recently, it was announced that the Rodeo plans to stay at the venue for another decade rather than move to the MGM Resorts International/AEG Arena currently being built on the Strip in Vegas. With close to a $90 million economic impact on non-gaming spending in the region, it’s a big agreement for the Thomas and Mack Center and as the Rodeo is on the rise and they expect to continue to generate huge crowds going forward, even though fans will find rather pricey tickets.
Currently, the average ticket price for National Finals Rodeo tickets is $285 on the secondary market. The cheapest day for NFR tickets is December 9th which currently has an average ticket price of just $206. However, the cheapest ticket you will be able to find is two days prior on December 7th which has a get-in price of $50.
The most expensive day is the final evening, December 13th. The current average price is a whopping $468 and a get-in price of $125. It’s just slightly cheaper the day before with the average price at $363 and a get-in ticket price of $108.
Luckily, fans still have the opportunity to purchase tickets for any of the ten days of the rodeo. Below is a breakdown of the current average and get-in ticket price on the secondary market for each night of National Finals Rodeo:
December 4th | Average Ticket Price = $236 | Get-in Ticket Price = $67
December 5th | Average Ticket Price = $285 | Get-in Ticket Price = $113
December 6th | Average Ticket Price = $291 | Get-in Ticket Price = $104
December 7th | Average Ticket Price = $234 | Get-in Ticket Price = $50
December 8th | Average Ticket Price = $238 | Get-in Ticket Price = $88
December 9th | Average Ticket Price = $206 | Get-in Ticket Price = $75
December 10th | Average Ticket Price = $218 | Get-in Ticket Price = $61
December 11th | Average Ticket Price = $274 | Get-in Ticket Price = $75
December 12th | Average Ticket Price = $363 | Get-in Ticket Price = $108
December 13th | Average Ticket Price = $468 | Get-in Ticket Price = $125