Anyone who has ever taken part in the Wranglers National Finals Rodeo won’t want to miss this year’s edition. Although the organizers are facing the challenges of COVID-19, the event is still available to fans.
To ensure that fans can come to cheer their favorite event, the 2020 Wrangler NFR was relocated from Las Vegas to Arlington this coming December. This is the first non-baseball event to be held on the field since it opened.
As has been the tradition for the past few years, the National Finals Rodeo was held in Las Vegas. But fearing the current pandemic, it was relocated to Arlington, Texas.
Moving the final to Texas will mean millions for the local population and the economy in general. Although Major League Baseball’s curtailed schedule was on the field, there was little economic impact as the league itself had fewer fans.
The decision to postpone the event game following an agreement between Arlington, Fort Worth, and the governor’s office.
Jeff Williams, the Mayor of Arlington, said the pandemic had been a challenge for Arlington and a challenge for the tourism sector, its main revenue. He added that relocating the NFR to the city means a big boost for the business not just in Arlington, but for the entire Metroplex and the state.
Fort Worth will play the role of the rodeo fanatic. The fans coming to town for the finals will also appreciate the Stockyards, which have been a major tourist attraction in the area.
The 2020 Texas NFR isn’t the only event in the state. There was a large calendar of events that included PGA’s return to the Colonial and NASCAR O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 races last July, held at Texas Speedway.
Betsy Price, the mayor of Fort Worth, said that if they managed to host much larger events like the PGA, it would be possible to host the National Finals Rodeo, and the PGA showed how they made the finals safe and sound Way can align.
Neil Leibman, Chief Operating Officer of Texas Rangers, said it was an honor that PRCA planned to host the 2020 National Finals Rodeo on the Globe Life Field and is excited to bring this premier and fun event to Texas back.
Ticketing plans are already in the kitchen and it has been suggested to sell seats in groups of four and separate after each group. These are some of the security protocols to ensure the contagious COVID-19 does not spread.
Besides, tickets are only allowed to be sold on cell phones and fans are required to wear the mask and not carry a bag in the field.
In addition, handwashing stations as well as sanitizing booths have been positioned throughout the building.
When Fort Worth Mayor, Jeff Williams, and Betsy Price the Mayor of Arlington announced this Wednesday, he was joined by the rodeo executive who is the CEO of Texas Rangers.