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    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Presented by at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)

    March 3 - March 22, 2009

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    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    The ever-growing Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has changed the face of Houston for over 75 years.

    Since 2002, RodeoHouston has been a co-tenant in the 1.9 millionsquare-foot Reliant Stadium — the largest and most expensive rodeo and football facility ever built.

    2009 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo:

    Feb. 26 – Feb. 28
    World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

    Feb. 28
    ConocoPhilips Rodeo Run and
    Downtown Rodeo Parade

    Mar. 3 - 22
    Livestock Show, Horse Show, Rodeo,
    Concerts, Carnival, Shopping, Food,
    Educational Exhibits and more.

    In 1931, seven men met to discuss the improvement and development of the cattle industry along the Gulf Coast area of Texas. That initial meeting was the beginning of the story of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

    In over 75 years, more than 1 million entries have been shown in junior, youth, and open livestock and horse shows.

    Texas 4-H and FFA members from 252 of 254 Texas counties, along with entries from across the United States and other countries, travel to Houston to compete for the prestigious title of Houston champion.

    The Houston Livestock Show holds the record price for all junior market animals at auction. This money helps the exhibitor, as well as students from across Texas , continue their educational dreams.

    Since 1942, $9,304,500.00 has been awarded in certificates and bonuses to 17,876 young Texans.

    Promoting the Texas wine industry, the 5th Annual International Wine Competition featured 1,969 wines from 606 wineries and 16 countries, all vying for the prestigious title of Grand Champion Best of Show.

    More than 1,500 international guests from 50 countries attend the Show to do business with U.S. vendors.

    Special tours for schools have allowed 23,000 students to have access to an agricultural learning environment while at the Show.

    RodeoHouston™ hosts the world’s top cowboys and cowgirls competing in the toughest and oldest-known sport. There is fun for the whole family at the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo.

    RodeoHouston is the world’s largest rodeo (measured by attendance).

    More than 320 entertainers have appeared on the RodeoHouston stage since 1942.

    Rodeo paid attendance has topped 1 million for 12 consecutive years.

    The average RodeoHouston ticket price is $20 lower than the national concert ticket average.

    RodeoHouston includes seven events; bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer-wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping.

    At the 2007 Show, champion cowboys and cowgirls competed for a total rodeo purse of $1.275 million. In 2008, contestants will be riding and roping for a total purse of more than $1.3 million.

    Visitors have 350 shopping, food and educational exhibits to enjoy.

    Children’s activities include pony rides, petting zoos, pig races, hatching chicks, a livestock birthing center, riding demonstrations, a mechanical bull and more.

    NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)

    One Reliant Park
    Houston, TX 77054

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    2009 RODEOHOUSTON™ Tickets
    Performances are from March 3 - 22. The cost of admission to Reliant Center, Reliant Arena and the carnival is included in the season ticket cost.

    Chute Seats - Front Row: $300
    Chute Seats – Second,Third or Fourth Row: $200
    Action Seats: $77
    Field Side Line (Level 1): $21
    Field End Zone (Level 1): $20
    Club I (North Side Line): $30
    Club II (South Side Line): $28
    Club III (End Zone): $26
    Loge (Level 5): $19
    Upper Bowl (Level 6): $16

    Reliant Park Admission:
    •$7 adults (13+)
    •$4 children 3-12
    Reliant Park Admission Tickets include one day's admission to the World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest and carnival during Feb. 26 - 28, or to the livestock and horse shows, carnival, The Hideout (21 and older), and shopping and food areas during March 3 - March 22.  Activities in Reliant Stadium and Wine events are not included.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Times, dates and events vary. Visit the official website for schedule.

    Phone: 832.667.1000


    Reliant Park is located within the Inner Loop of the southern portion of Interstate Loop 610 between Kirby Street and Fannin Street.

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