Big crowds for National Finals Rodeo in Vegas


The National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas drew 173,350 paying spectators, "up from 169,539 in 2021." The crowd for Saturday’s final round was 17,788 -- the "highest single-day attendance since 2014 when the Thomas & Mack Center was renovated, reducing seating capacity." The NFR also "ran its streak of consecutive sellouts to 350." The numbers were "just as impressive at The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where 279,465 -- an increase from 241,522 in 2021 -- attended." The throng of 40,894 shoppers who "filed through the turnstiles Dec. 3 was a single-day Cowboy Christmas record"