The NFR Remains in Vegas

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Photo courtesy of slashtrodeo.com

Photo courtesy of slashtrodeo.com

The Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PCRA) signed deal to keep the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas until 2024.

The common phrase “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” was put to the test when the NFR rejected Sin City’s 2014 contract. The NFR has been held in Vegas since 1985, completing its 29th year in Vegas after the 2013 finals.

The PRCA wasn’t satisfied with the money offered in the new contract, arguing that the budget wouldn’t support them for the next 10 years. Knowing the NFR had other offers on the table, the Las Vegas community was anxious to keep the $100 million moneymaker at home.

Dallas, Texas, and Osceola County, Florida proposed tempting offers to move the NFR across the country.  The deal would include $16 million and a new arena that would be ready by 2016.

The PCRA turned down the offer down Vegas’s counter offer of $17 million. Las Vegas will become a cowboy town again December fourth through the sixth of 2014.

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