The Wrangler® National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is moving to Texas in December 2020! Arlington’s Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, will host the Wrangler NFR 2020 — the first non-baseball event at this extraordinary park. Event organizers confirmed the event will comply with all health and safety protocols for attendees.
Wrangler NFR 2020 will take place December 3 through December 12, 2020 and fans can follow official PRCA updates throughout the event at www.prorodeo.com.
“We are so pleased to be at this amazing stadium for the most celebrated event on the rodeo calendar,” said George Taylor, chief executive officer of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). “We are committed to delivering a spectacular event for our fans and we are thrilled to be in Texas for it.”
“We are excited for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to take place this year at Globe Life Field,” said Allen Montgomery, Vice President General Manager, Wrangler Western Wear. “The health and safety of the fans, cowboys and cowgirls is of the highest priority, and we are grateful to the participating organizations for their work to put together a comprehensive plan that will allow everyone to enjoy a safe and fun event.”
“We are honored that the PRCA selected Globe Life Field to host the 2020 Wrangler Nationals Final Rodeo and are thrilled to be a small part of bringing this world-class event back to Texas,” said Neil Leibman, chief operating officer of the Texas Rangers. Globe Life Field officials have emphasized that recommended health and safety standards are being met. Safety measures will include a mask requirement at all times while inside Globe Life Field and there will be additional hand washing and sanitizing stations throughout the building.
Seats will be sold in groups of four with separation between groups. Contact-limiting measures, such as mobile tickets, have been implemented throughout the event. There will also be metal detector screenings and a no bag policy at entries on performance nights. Globe Life Field is encouraging all guests to check the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services websites for any guideline changes prior to the event.
The Arlington and Fort Worth convention and visitors’ bureaus and sports commissions are rolling out the welcome for this one-of-a-kind event and both cities have worked hard to bring the Wrangler NFR to Globe Life Field.
“From cattle drives, museums and even the names of our professional sporting teams, our love of cowboy culture runs deep here in Tarrant County,” Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams said. “I can think of no better choice for the Super Bowl of rodeo than to be hosted here in the heart of North Texas. Arlington and Fort Worth have so many family friendly attractions and rich experiences to offer rodeo fans who will be traveling from across the country to cheer on these professional cowboys as they strive to set new records and achieve their American Dream in the arena.”
Nearby Fort Worth will also play host to the Wrangler NFR 2020 experience, as the annual PRCA Convention will be held November 30 to December 3, 2020, in addition to the Cowboy Christmas and a slew of other fan-favorite events.
Cowboy Christmas Announces Initial Exhibitor List For The Fort Worth Convention Center
As part of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo’s move to Texas in 2020, its most popular ancillary event – Cowboy Christmas – is starting to take shape at the Fort Worth Convention Center, located in Downtown Fort Worth. The initial exhibitor list is now available here.
Through a partnership with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Las Vegas Events, Cowboy Christmas will run concurrently with the Wrangler NFR, Dec. 3-12, 2020. This year, the show offers more than 250,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 225 exhibitors.
Held every year since 1986, Cowboy Christmas has grown into the ultimate shopping and interactive experience. Attendees will find unique products, including custom-made jewelry, Western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and home goods. Cowboy Christmas also offers the best source for official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise. Cowboy Christmas is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily with free admission.
In addition to the shopping, attendees will find a variety of entertainment and offerings. The Rodeo Live Stage presented by RMEF will host two live daily shows, including Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen and Cowboy Revival with host Shane Minor.
NFR Central, an area featuring interactive displays, live acoustic sets, radio remotes and autograph session will be located in the heart of Cowboy Christmas. Across the aisle from NFR Central is All Roads Lead to Vegas, an interactive area with giveaways, video content and information on the Wrangler NFR and Cowboy Christmas in 2021.
Courtesy of NFR Experience