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UNLV Thomas & Mack Center,  The Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is a ten-day competition crowning the world champions of rodeo. It features rodeo's top fifteen competitors, in terms of earnings from each of the events. See contestants bareback riding, saddle bronco riding, bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, and barrel racing.




When making your plans to attend the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, it's only sensible to book your travel, including NFR Tickets, and Hotel and Air Packages with the agency that specializes in packages to the NFR and PBR.


The National Finals Rodeo (NFR), known popularly as the "super bowl of rodeo," is a championship event held annually by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). That organization established the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in 1958 in order to determine the world champion in each of rodeo's seven main events: calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, and team roping.


The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) showcases the talents of the nation's top fifteen money-winners in each event as they compete for the world title. The first National Finals Rodeo (NFR) was held in Dallas in 1959 and continued at that venue through 1961. In 1962-64 Los Angeles hosted the competition. In 1964, however, Oklahoma City successfully bid to be the host city. In 1965 the first National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in State Fair Arena drew 47,027 fans. The world event remained there through 1978 and thereafter was held in the Myriad Convention Center.


The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) remained in Oklahoma City through 1984, bringing Oklahoma merchants an estimated annual revenue of $8 million dollars. In 1984, however, the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, bid for the NFR (National Finals Rodeo) event. Although the Oklahoma City Council considered building a new $30 million arena at the State Fairgrounds, the Las Vegas bid won. Since 1985 the NFR (National Finals Rodeo) has been held in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.


The NFR (National Finals Rodeo) has become Thomas & Mack Center arena’s biggest client, bringing in more than 170,000 fans during the 10-day event. In 2001 a landmark sponsorship agreement was achieved and Wrangler became the first title sponsor of the National Finals Rodeo (NFR).  In 2014 contracts were set for the National Finals Rodeo to remain in Las Vegas until 2024.

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