THE AMERICAN 2021 TV SCHEDULE. Watch RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo 2021: Live Stream, Date, Start Time, TV Schedule & More Info. Rodeo fans have even more to love about RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN as executives from RFD-TV, the PRCA and the Dallas Cowboys gathered together today in AT&T Stadium to reveal several changes to the event.
“The World’s Richest Weekend in Western Sports” is returning to AT&T Stadium for two incredible days this March, and you can catch all the excitement live and in person — because tickets for The American Rodeo 2021 are on sale here! With $2.5 million in total prize money on the line, it really is the biggest payout for a two-day event in all of Western sports, and that attracts the top cowboys and cowgirls from around the world to compete in this epic showdown. When they say that everything’s bigger in Texas, this is what they had in mind — and you won’t want to miss experiencing it live and in person!
Event Facts & Schedule
March 6-7, 2021 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
The American returns to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in 2021. Mark your calendars now to attend the World’s Richest Weekend in Western Sports from March 6–7, 2021. The industry’s most talented athletes compete in qualifying events all year long in the hopes of earning a chance to rope and ride in this incredible annual rodeo event.
1 AT&T Way
Arlington, TX 76011
Saturday, March 6, 2021 – 6:30 PM
Doors Open to the Public at 5:00 PM
This will be the “long go” for the rodeo. The top 15 in each event will participate.
Sunday, March 7, 2021 – 2:00 pm
Doors Open to the Public at 12:30 PM
This will be the “short go” (Top 8 and Top 4) for the rodeo.
EVENT FACTS AND HISTORY
RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN is the results of a full-year of work. Qualifying events are held across the country, throughout the calendar year as ropers and riders hope to compete in Arlington during the world’s richest one-day rodeo!
RFD-TV’s The American is an annual event that occurs each year at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The American is now “the world’s richest weekend in Western Sports” and will pay out $2.35 million through a series of qualifiers, The Semi-Finals, and the final event, RFD-TV’s The American. The event unites the top athletes in the world from the PRCA and pits them against underdogs who advance from The American Semi-Finals, together to battle for the biggest single paycheck of their lives.
“The American Rodeo has always been about the cowboys and cowgirls and last year’s rodeo had a lot to do with determining who not only qualified for the 2020 NFR but who has eventually crowned the World Champion in each event,” stated Patrick Gottsch, Founder and President of Rural Media Group, Inc., the parent company of RFD-TV, Rural Radio on SiriusXM and The Cowboy Channel. “With COVID (High School Football) understandably still challenging many rodeos around the country, we feel it is even more important to hold The American Rodeo as scheduled in March, in order to give cowboys a chance to win big money that counts towards PRCA’s standings, and also give rodeo fans some sense of normalcy.”
The 74th annual Humble Rodeo kicked off at the Humble Civic Center Arena on Friday among COVID-19 restrictions and a strong desire from the community to hold the event.
“It’s a live, full blown rodeo,” said rodeo vice president Robert Sitton.
Full-blown in terms of the events — scaled back in terms of the crowd this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Humble Rodeo was able to proceed in part because of a smaller venue. Compared to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo — which had to cancel this year’s event — Humble had less to manage.
“What we’ve had to do is tier our ticket sales,” Sitton said. “So we had to really manage our online ticket sales, Cavender’s ticket stores.”
The vendors were thrilled. Brandi Hurley sells apparel and home decor. She had considered applying to sell at the Houston Rodeo, but wasn’t confident the event would happen.
“We’re looking for more opportunities to do events like this as well,” Hurley said. “This is our livelihood. This is feeding our families.”
For the families who become their customers, vendors are adapting to the new rules. Other School Sports (High School Football)
“We keep our distance from the people, they keep it from us,” said vendor John Bollom, who sells wood-crafted American flags. “We have casual conversation, and it all works out well for everybody.”
Some vendors have reserved two or three spaces this year to help comply with social-distancing rules and allow customers more space to move around the merchandise.