The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), coming up in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center December 7 – 16, 2017 is the biggest and most prestigious and iconic event in the rodeo road. Las Vegas turns into cowboy and cowgirl town in every December during the National Finals Rodeo and Vegas will be hosting the big event for 2024. It’s a 10 days annual festival and everywhere you look you can see rodeo related activities. Watch National Finals Rodeo 2017 live stream online.
The most talented PRCA’s qualifiers cowboy will join Las Vegas and they will make a lot money at the National Finals Rodeo. Professional cowboys and cowgirls perform for a coveted spot in the top 15 of their respective seven different events where $10 million in prize money are given according to their performance.
You need to know 5 things about the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo:
1. NFR is regarded as “Super Bowl” of Rodeo:
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is popularly known as the “Super Bowl” of rodeo. The top 15 of the PRCA seven main events – tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, and team roping – standings have a chance to be crowned world champion. Thomas & Mack were full of 178000 rodeo fans and the attendance was more than the previous year. Boyd Polhamus, PRCA’s Announcer of the Year, said “It’s our Super Bowl,” Polhamus continued,“It’s humbling. You realize you are surrounded by the best this industry has to offer in every aspect. From the contestants to the livestock, to the production staff and crew, there are none better anywhere than those who produce it.”
2. TV broadcasts to bring National Finals Rodeo to millions:
The CBS Sports Network will broadcast live in the United States. Television viewers can watch NFR on channel 221 on DirecTV, channel 158 on Dish and Channel 333 on Cox Cable. Broadcasts will air from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET each 10 night. North Canadian NFR fans can watch on CBS Sports Net carriers Rogers, Bell Aliant, Cogeco, SaskTel, Canadian Cable Systems and Ontario, Inc. Rodeo fans also can enjoy the 10 day event on online stream. Wrangler NFR also live tune in radio broadcast on the ProRodeoLive radio player or SiriusXM Rural Radio Ch-147. This is all I know about TV broadcast for Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2016.
3. Las Vegas NFR prize money has increased incredibly high:
Las Vegas starts to host the National Finals Rodeo in 1985 with $1.79 million prize money awarded among the competitors. The new 10-year contract for the NFR at Las Vegas has increased its prize money to $10 million for the participating cowboys and cowgirls. NFR has been held in Vegas over the past 31 years and it has been paid out more than $175 million in prize money to its money winner contestants. NFR also has compensated to all of its stock contractors.
4. Superb service ready to all NFR fans:
National Finals Rodeo is one of the most fan-friendly events than all of the other sports. The nightly satellite feeds are piped into area hotels and casino properties thus all spectaculars can watch what happen in the NFR events. The NFR Express gives their shuttle service free of charge to the rodeo from numerous hotels. NFR fans can enjoy events live for free at more than 40 casinos and hotels whether they can’t get tickets at the Thomas & Mack Center via “Beyond the Dirt” satellite feeds. Fans are given bus and hotel amenities on behalf of the NFR Express, a slew of country music concerts, autograph-signings and viewing parties will take place. Don’t forget your hats!
5. Las Vegas turns into cowboy and cowgirl town:
Wrangler NFR is the season-ending 10 days biggest events and Las Vegas turns into Cowboy (and cowgirl) Town along with the hundreds of thousands of people during the National Finals Rodeo. Everywhere you look you can see cowboys and rodeo-related activities. The whole city decorated in a new shape. You can meet your nicest and friendliest people during the National Finals Rodeo.
Don’t worry if you can’t go to Las Vegas. Fans can watch the big events through CBS Sports Network and Rural Radio live stream. We have an online streaming subscription too. A million fans had been joined with us last year with full satisfaction. So if you can’t go to Las Vegas you can watch live WNFR with our online service.