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SPORTS - WRANGLER NFR 2015

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SADDLE UP FOR NFR 2015

(PRCA Photo of Cimmaron Jack by Mike Copeman)

Cowboys from across the U.S. and Canada work all year in hopes of qualifying for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR), the PRCA’s premier championship, sometimes referred to as the “Superbowl of Rodeos”. The Wrangler NFR attracts the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding, competing for a share of the $10 million purse. Qualification is based on the 2015 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assn. World Standings.

The best-of-the-best top 15 regular-season finishers in each event qualify for the NFR and compete for prize money, with ticket prices ranging from $140 to over $1000—and the annual event sells-out every year. For thirty consecutive years now, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has been held at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas every December. That streak continues with the agreement with Las Vegas Events and the Thomas & Mack Center to host the Wrangler NFR for a length of up to ten years, keeping the world’s richest and most prestigious rodeo in Las Vegas through 2024. Last year’s event reached an all-time total attendance record of 177,565. 

The arena is undergoing a $72 million modernization that includes increased ADA seating, improved ingress/egress with additional entry points into the arena, new seats, additional restrooms, concessions stands and concourse finishes. In addition, the arena will have a new escalator, concourse space and improved hospitality, with ample meeting space and a 36,000-square-foot addition that will overlook the Las Vegas Strip.

WNFR PERFORMANCE TIMES
6:45pm – 9:00pm nightly • Dec. 3-12
Thursday, Dec. 3-5: WNFR – 1st-3rd Performances
Sunday, Dec. 6: WNFR – 4th Performance – Memorial Night
Monday, Dec. 7: WNFR – 5th Performance – Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night
Tuesday, Dec. 8: WNFR – 6th Performance – Resistol Rookie Night
Wednesday, Dec. 9: WNFR – 7th Performance
Thursday, Dec. 10: WNFR – 8th Performance – Canadian Night
Friday, Dec. 11: WNFR – 9th Performance
Saturday, Dec. 12: WNFR – 10th Performance – Wrangler National Patriot Night

COWBOY CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOW
Open 9am–5pm daily • Dec. 3-12
This year’s Cowboy Christmas moves to the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, offering a Live Stage, Rodeo Way exhibits, the Rodeo Arena, NFR Social Arena, Media Wall and more. The new location provides the potential to grow the shows to more than 900,000 square feet of exhibit, retail and interactive space.

RMEF’S HUNTER CHRISTMAS EXPO
Open 9am–5pm daily • Dec. 3-12
RMEF’s Hunter Christmas Expo will be co-located in the South Halls with the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show and will expand from four days to a full ten days in 2015, with a goal to become the most successful outdoor and hunting-related expo in the U.S.

BOOT BARN CORRAL
Open 9am–5pm daily • Dec. 3-12
The Boot Barn Christmas Corral in the Marquee Ballroom at MGM has special offers, live entertainment, dummy roping, and more, plus the most popular rodeo brands like Wrangler, Justin, Resistol, and exclusive brands only available at Boot Barn! 

CHRISTMAS CORRAL
Free Admission • Open 9am–5pm daily • Dec. 3-12
Marquee Ballroom at MGM Grand

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Free Admission • Open 9am–5pm daily • Dec. 3-12
Sands Expo at the Venetian

COWBOY MARKETPLACE GIFT SHOW
Free Admission • Open 9am–5pm daily • Dec. 3-12
Mandalay Bay

WESTERN GIFT SHOW
Free Admission • Open 9am–6pm daily • Dec. 3-12
South Point Exhibit Hall and Boot Barn Concourse

COMEDY FOR COWBOYS – RODNEY CARRINGTON
As part of his Here Comes the Truth tour, hilarious Texas comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will return to the David Copperfield Theater at MGM with his redneck brand of stand-up comedy show every night during the NFR (Dec. 3-12).

5TH ANNUAL MECHANICAL BULL RIDING COMPETITIONS
Free Admission • 5pm-Midnight daily from Dec. 4-12.
The 5th Annual Mechanical Bull Riding Competitions continue this year at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, with $500 in Cash and Prizes plus a championship buckle for 1st Place. For more information, visit: BoydEvents.com/WFNR 

BENNY BINION’S WORLD FAMOUS WRANGLER NFR 
BUCKING HORSE & BULL SALE
Ticket Required • 11am-3pm • Thursday, Dec. 3
(to benefit the ProRodeo Hall of Fame) South Point Arena and Equestrian Center
702-797-8055 • SouthPointCasino.com

MISS RODEO AMERICA PAGEANT
Ticket Required • Sunday, Dec. 6 • 10:30am-12:30pm
MGM Grand Convention Center – Wrangler Network Theater
The Miss Rodeo America organization spans the country, bringing together rodeo enthusiasts for the yearly pageant and competition to select and crown Miss Rodeo America from among America’s state rodeo queens. For more than 60 years, Miss Rodeo America has traveled the length and breadth of our country, promoting the sport of rodeo and the Western way of life. 

Congratulations to Miss Rodeo America 2015 – Lauren Heaton from Oklahoma!

GET HITCHED WEDDING CHAPEL
For the second year, couples can tie the knot in Vegas during WNFR right in the middle of Cowboy Christmas from Dec. 3-12. The Get Hitched Wedding Chapel is inside the Las Vegas Convention Center-South Halls. Little Church of the West coordinates and officiates the ceremony. Reserve your date by visiting LittleChurchLV.com

DAILY AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS
Free Admission – Noon-2pm daily
Friday, Dec. 4: WNFR Autographs – Steer Wrestlers at Cowboy Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 5: WNFR Autographs – Tie-Down Ropers at Cowboy Christmas
Monday, Dec. 7: WNFR Autographs– Team Ropers at Excalibur (The Lounge)
Tuesday, Dec. 8: WNFR Autographs – Bull Riders at Gilley’s (inside T.I.)
Wednesday, Dec. 9: WNFR Autographs – Barrel Racers at Golden Nugget
Thursday, Dec. 10: WNFR Autographs – Bareback Riders at Cowboy Christmas
Friday, Dec. 11: WNFR Autographs – Saddle Bronc Riders at Cowboy Christmas

2015 NFR COUNTRY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AROUND VEGAS
Dec. 1 – Reba, Brooks & Dunn Caesars Palace/Colosseum
(addt’l shows: Dec. 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 12)
Dec. 3-12 Rodney Carrington MGM Grand/Copperfield Theatre
Dec. 3 – Tanya Tucker Golden Nugget/The Grand
Dec. 3 – Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis Orleans/Orleans Arena
Dec. 3-6 Aaron Watson Southpoint
Dec. 4 – Sam Hunt Cosmopolitan/TheChelsea
Dec. 4 – Scotty McCreery MGM Grand/Gold Buckle Zone
Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12 – Ron White Mirage/Terry Fator Theatre
Dec. 4 – Big & Rich Golden Nugget/The Grand
Dec. 4 & 5 – Josh Turner Orleans/Orleans Showroom
Dec. 4 – Little Big Town Hard Rock/The Joint
Dec. 4 – Bill Engvall Treasure Island/Treasure Island Theatre
Dec. 5 – Andrea Bocelli MGM Grand/Garden Arena
Dec. 5 – Trace Adkins Golden Nugget/The Grand
Dec. 6 – Terri Clark Golden Nugget/The Grand
Dec. 6 & 8 – Blackberry Smoke MGM Grand/Gold Buckle Zone
Dec. 7-12 LoCash Treasure Island/Gilley’s
Dec. 7 & 8 – Merle Haggard Golden Nugget/The Grand
Dec. 7 & 8 – Curtis Grimes South Point
Dec. 9-12 – Cody Johnson South Point
Dec. 9 – LeeAnn Rimes Golden Nugget/The Grand
Dec. 10 & 11 – Alabama Golden Nugget/The Grand
Dec. 10 & 11 – Craig Wayne Boyd MGM Grand/Gold Buckle Zone
Dec. 11 & 12 – Charlie Daniels Band Orleans/Orleans Showroom
Dec. 11 & 12 – Gary Allan Hard Rock/The Joint
Dec. 12 – Craig Morgan MGM Grand/Gold Buckle Zone

NFRexperience.com • NFR-Rodeo.com

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