Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Las Vegas Events recently announced it will implement a new security policy regulating the size and type of bag that may be carried into the Thomas & Mack Center.
The clear bag policy will begin Dec. 7 and continue for the duration of the event, which culminates Dec. 16.
“Following the NFL’s lead, along with other professional and collegiate programs, we believe it is prudent to implement the clear bag policy,” said LVE President Pat Christenson. “Fan safety, security and enjoyment is a top priority for us. We believe this policy is an important enhancement to the security measures already put in place at the Thomas & Mack Center
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The final event went out with a bang thanks to a record number of people passing through the gates at both the CFR and Farmfair International.
Attendance figures for 2017 show 90,268 took in the CFR with the Saturday afternoon and evening events hosting the largest crowds. That’s up from just over 87,000 in 2016.
A 9-year-old Texas boy is off to prove next month at the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas he has a work ethic and discipline beyond most adults.
Reid said he was encouraged by the increased attendance, despite the fact that CFR was being held at the same time that Rogers Place hosted the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Challenge Tour.
PBR Canada general manager Chris Bell was pleased with the inaugural event overall, but the Oilers Entertainment Group would not release attendance numbers.
Bell said it takes time to build an event.
“No secret with both events going on at the same time, there was certainly probably some splitting going on. But all in all we’re extremely happy with how it went,” Bell said.
Third-grader Lealond Henderson has spent the first half of this year as the number one ranked mini-bareback rider in the world. But being on top of the Pee Wee Division has come with some hard hits — even mild concussions.
“And I had a big ol’ rainbow across my head where a horse kicked me when I landed on my hands and knees,” Henderson told FOX4 News.
The 9-year-old is one of the lightest riders in the Pee-Wee division, weighing in at 55 pounds.