NFR kicks off in Tarrant County with COVID-19 protocols in place
ByFunAsia 04 Dec 2020 11:16 AM 272

Tarrant County is all set to welcome fans from across the country to the National Finals Rodeo with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

For the first time in 355 years, the events moved from Las Vegas to Arlington and Fort Worth for the first time in 35 years.

Some call it the Super Bowl of rodeos; National Finals Rodeo is now underway at venues throughout Tarrant County.

Fans from all around the world were relocated to North Texas this year during the coronavirus pandemic-related challenges in its long-time home, Las Vegas.

A glimpse of past NFR competitions highlights some of the best rodeo athletes in the world who have reached the championship level.

This year, some of the main events are happening at Globe Life Field, the Stockyards and convention center in Fort Worth, shopping and vendor attractions like Cowboy Christmas.

Organizers have limited the capacity to 75% and are following COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Governor. Jason Sands, with the Fort Worth Sports Commission, said, “We’re not at 75% as it sits right now. We can handle about 10,000 people a day here at one time. That’s what we’re anticipating here at the convention center throughout the whole day.”

Bo Gardner, vice president of corporate marketing for Las Vegas events said, “We are going over and above all COVID protocols. We are not only practicing social distancing, obviously, but masks are also required and temperature checks are required at each entrance. We have one-way aisles. We have ushers trying to keep crowds apart. We feel safe about the programs we’re offering.”

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