Las Vegas Events and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association have reached an agreement to keep the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas through 2024.
“For nearly 30 years, Las Vegas has built a strong partnership with the PRCA and its contestants,” said Bill McBeath, chairman of the Las Vegas Events Board of Trustees. “This new agreement clearly demonstrates the commitment that Las Vegas has to the PRCA, to the overall growth of the sport of rodeo and to the contestants. We feel that the new agreement is beneficial to all parties, and we’re very pleased to continue to host this iconic event for an additional 10 years.”
Under the agreement, Las Vegas Events will provide $16.5 million in purse and sponsorship money for the event. From 2015–2019, the purse will be $10 million, while $3 million will be allotted for stock contractors. The contestants will be guaranteed $10,000 each year, which will not be offset by other winnings.
The agreement also includes a season-long sponsorship program with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, presenting sponsorships for the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, the 12 RAM Circuit Final Rodeos and the National Finals Steer Roping, provided that the event is held in Las Vegas.