LAS VEGAS – March 9, 2011 – Las Vegas Events (LVE) announced today the start times for the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, scheduled for Dec. 1 -10 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The Sunday, Dec. 4 performance will now start at 12:45 p.m. (PT) to accommodate the running of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon at night under the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. All other performances of the rodeo will start at 6:45 p.m. (PT).
Following the Dec. 4 performance, Las Vegas Events will work closely with city and county officials and the hotel properties to ensure that NFR attendees have access to the resort corridor. The NFR will continue to offer complimentary shuttle bus service, with exclusive access to Las Vegas Boulevard immediately after the rodeo. Full shuttle bus routes and comprehensive travel guides will be announced at a later date.
Each year, the NFR features the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Known as the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world, the Wrangler NFR will celebrate its 27th year in Las Vegas.
Additional information about the NFR can be found at www.NFRexperience.com.
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About Las Vegas Events
Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. Founded in 1983, LVE is funded by hotel room tax. Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas’ hotel properties and sponsors. Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 500 events.
About the Wrangler NFR
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events. Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the 2011 PRCA World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR.