Posts tagged rodeo

National Finals Rodeo Goes Beyond Local Economics | Vegas Seven

It’s really easy for me to notice when NFR is in town because it’s marginally harder for me to park at UNLV. But what does NFR really mean to the rest of the city? I’ve already gone the economic impact route, so this time I started thinking a little less literally:

It’s hard not to notice when the National Finals Rodeo is back in town: The whole city, it seems, repurposes itself to cater to rodeo participants and their fans. There’s no denying the economic boost the 10-day event gives Las Vegas during the slowest stretch of the calendar. But the connection between NFR and Las Vegas is deeper than mere economics: The rodeo speaks to fundamental truths about Las Vegas’ identity as an urban area in the western United States.

via National Finals Rodeo Goes Beyond Local Economics | Vegas Seven.

It’s nice to have the chance to think about what events like NFR really say about Las Vegas. I hope you get something out of the article–I certainly found myself learning as I wrote it.

With PBR, Rodeo’s Heart Will Go On in Vegas Seven

The rare Celine Dion headline title drop for a Vegas Seven piece this week. It’s about Professional Bull Riding:

We’re used to early December being rodeo time in Las Vegas; that’s when the National Finals Rodeo takes over the town. But NFR’s not-so-little cousin, Professional Bull Riders’ Built Ford Tough World Finals, shakes the ground at the Thomas & Mack Center through Oct. 28—and it’s become a local institution in its own right

via With PBR, Rodeo’s Heart Will Go On | Vegas Seven.

Having driven through everyone getting into the Built Ford Tough Finals yesterday on my way home, I can attest to PBR’s popularity. And it’s kind of fun calling the event by its official name, the Built Ford Tough Finals.