Rodeo Houston set a HUGE record this afternoon!
As of 3:58 p.m. today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has entertained more than 2 million fans during the 2010 Show, breaking the all-time general attendance record of 1,890,332 set during the 2009 Show. And we’ve still got one day to go!
“Reaching the 2 million mark for general attendance is an amazing milestone for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,” said Leroy Shafer, chief operating officer of the Show. “Superstars on the stage and in the rodeo arena, great competition in the livestock and horse show arenas, thrilling rides in the carnival, great shopping and educational exhibits lured the crowds to the world’s largest and greatest livestock show and rodeo.”
This year’s Show has benefited greatly, with few exceptions, from a tremendous run of outstanding weather, following a harsh winter in Houston.
“We’ve found more people opted not to travel this year, and instead, they took advantage of this optimum weather and the great entertainment bargains our event offers,” Shafer said. “We’re also very fortunate to have more than 22,000 volunteers, whose commitment to our organization annually helps drive its success.”
With one more day left for the 2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, final attendance numbers will not be available until Monday, March 22. For a complete listing of attendance records, click here.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Show has committed more than $250 million to the youth of Texas.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo continues through Sunday, March 21. There is still plenty of time to experience all the activities on the grounds. Visit the official website for additional information.