NFR Could Move To Arlington for 2020
Rumor has it the National Finals Rodeo could move to Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers. Sound crazy? The pandemic could be the reason for the move.
Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but the CEO of the PRCA and the Texas Rangers have called a press conference for later today.
According the the Las Vegas Journal Review, the reasoning is because of the pandemic. Las Vegas is open in a very limited capacity, where as Texas has more opportunity and space.
NFR sells out a 10,000 seat arena every night for 10 nights, if the NFR is held at Globe Life Park it's capacity is around 40,000. So even at 50% capacity they could sell around 20,000 tickets.
Another selling point for Arlington is they could still hold the annual Cowboy Christmas, which brings in around 350 vendors, as Vegas cancelled it earlier this year.
This could be a $200 million hit to the Vegas economy.
I would love to see the NFR come to Texas.