Questions and Answers:
What is included in the cost of my ticket?
Your Rodeo ticket includes admission to NRG Stadium for the Rodeo and the concert that immediately follows the rodeo events. Your ticket also gives you access to the horse shows and livestock events in NRG Arena, Hundreds of artisans and vendors in the Western Mall in NRG Center, AgVenture livestock exhibits with live animal demonstrations, and the Carnival grounds with all the fun rides and fabulous food throughout the day of your event. And if you still have scoot left in your boots, your ticket gets you into the Hideout (21 and over), a free dance hall featuring a different up and coming artist performing each night from 6pm till close.
How long does the Rodeo portion take?
The Houston Rodeo usually last 1.5 to 2.0 hours.
What happens during the Rodeo?
Grand Entry, National Anthem, Tie-Down Roping, Bareback Riding, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Bull Riding, Chuck Wagon Races, Calf Scramble, Barrel Racing, Mutton Bustin, then the Houston Rodeo Concert.
How long is the Houston Rodeo Concert?
It varies by performer but usually between 50 minutes and 1.5 hours.
Which way does the stage face?
The stage will be located in the middle of NRG Stadium and rotates 360 degrees so everyone get a great view. Large screens are used to view the performers when the stage is rotated away from your seats.
Another name appears on my ticket. Did I get the wrong tickets?
These are your tickets. The name that appears may have been the original purchasing agent. Also note that many tickets were printed before the line-up was announced and may not have the performers name printed on the ticket. Your ticket should have the correct date of the show and your section and row. The unique bar code will be scanned at the entrance gate as you enter.
The 2019 Rodeo will now run from Monday, Feb. 25 to Sunday, March 17.
Price on the ticket is not the price I paid. Is that right?
As explained on our website terms and conditions and in our phone message, we are a private ticket broker and tickets may be sold above face value. Tickets are acquired from many sources including Fan Clubs, Season ticket holders, Rodeo committee members, Sponsors, Radio Stations, etc. Face value printed on the tickets may be based on the season ticket cost if you had bought all 20 shows. This price does not reflect the true cost of acquiring the tickets from various sources. The price you paid reflects current market value based on demand and includes expenses involved in obtaining hard to get tickets.
What if my tickets doesn’t scan right at the gate?
It rarely happens, but the ticket barcodes and the scanners are similar to the ones at your grocery store. Sometimes you have to run that can of beans across several times. If your ticket does not scan correctly, please ask the attendant to manually enter the barcode numbers.
What happens if I lose my ticket?
We are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Tickets are like cash, so keep your tickets in a safe place and do not lose them. Do not copy your tickets. The scanners will only allow one entry instance per ticket.
What if the performer for the date I have cancels?
The Rodeo association will provide a replacement performer for that night. Your tickets will be honored for that performance. There are no refunds for changes in line-ups.
When will the concert start?
The concert will begin after the last rodeo event is completed each evening and the stage is set. Actual start times for the concert can vary day to day due to the varying number of rodeo competitors and other factors.
Monday through Friday (Rodeo start time: 6:45 p.m.) –concert usually starts between 8:30 and 9:15 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (Rodeo start time: 3:45 p.m.) –Concert between 5:15 and 6:15 p.m.
March 1-6 Tuesday-Friday: 4 p.m. to Midnight; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight
March 7-20 (Spring Break): Monday-Friday: 1pm-Midnight; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to Midnight
The Livestock Show and Exhibits run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day
The Blue, Green and Purple lots are open (6 a.m.-Close every day) for those who have purchased a parking pass in advance.
A limited amount of public cash parking is available in the Yellow lot on South Main (6 a.m.-10 p.m.) or on the old Astroworld property (Noon-Close every day).
The primary route to the Yellow Lot is 610 to Main St., enter Gate 16 off Main St.