Rodeos are one of the most evenly matched competitions between man and horse because of the horse’s natural advantages in three-legged races. Cheer on balanced odds with today’s Groupon to the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get two general-admission tickets in the grandstands (up to a $30 value).
- For $20, you get two box-seat tickets in the first two rows of the arena (a $40 value).
- For $25, you get two adult (a $30 value) and two child (a $20 value) general-admission tickets in the grandstands (up to a $50 total value).
- For $40, you get four VIP-suite tickets (an $80 value).
Professional riders compete in a variety of exciting contests every weekend at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo on the packed dirt arena of Cowtown Coliseum, which bears the hoof prints from 100 years of rodeo entertainment. Bulls and broncos attempt to shake off boot-wearing backpacks during the riding contests, and rodeo stars flaunt lasso dexterity with feats of tie-down and team roping. Crowds cheer their favorite cowboy as they twirl in tense dances with their quadrupedal counterparts during the two-hour show on Friday and Saturday nights. Box-seat tickets cradle rumps close enough to the action for rodeo clowns to whisper their phone numbers. VIP tickets gift fans with a sweeping vista of the entire arena from the upstairs bar equipped with experienced tenders and cocktail waitresses equipped with full drink trays.
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
The crowd cheers as a rider clad in Western gear thunders his horse over the dirt floor of the stadium, gracefully casting a lasso to loop in a calf. Minutes later, a trick rider smiles brilliantly before she elicits gasps by dangling vertically in her saddle. This showmanship has been going on for more than 100 years on the turf of the Cowstown Coliseum](http://gr.pn/PrZFzb), where Stockyards Championship Rodeo holds its Western-style rodeo events.
Though trick riding, roping, and bull riding are the stars of the Fodor's-recommended show, cowboy culture can be found throughout the stadium. Live country-western music provides the soundtrack, and occasional visits from singing cowboys or beat-boxing bulls add an air of spectacle to the events. Even the panel of judges gets into the spirit by wearing cowboy hats.