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Rodeo Finals looka to move to FL, staying in Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by IxAccDnf, Dec 15, 2013.

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  1. IxAccDnf

    IxAccDnf VIP Whale

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    National Finals Rodeo is leaving Las Vegas

    it's moving to Central Florida
     
  2. TIMSPEED

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    Ouch! That's going to be a HUGE December hit for LV...
     
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    That surprises me.

    I don't want to go to Florida for my cowboy fix. ho hum....
     
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    The Phoenix Coyotes should move to Las Vegas.
     
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    Wow! That's quite a loss of revenue for Las Vegas. It's going to have a ripple effect, all through town. Someone dropped the ball on this one.
     
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    I'm kinda shocked.
     
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    December was already cheap its gonna be even cheaper next year
     
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    Really no one dropped the ball, much like when we lost the NFR here in Oklahoma City the city leaders probably tried everything they could to keep it, hell we even built new livestock boarding facilities here and that did not keep them, as a former bull rider trust me the NFR has little loyalty to anyone outside the board of directors. The move to Florida makes little sense to me to be honest but then again when they left here 29 years ago for Vegas it didn't make much sense. Far as the economics it is HUGE to say the least, when we lost them the economic impact was listed in the 10s of mill and that was 29 years ago and we did not have the gaming aspect.
     
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    Moving it to the Orlando area. The power of Mickey Mouse I guess.

    $4 million difference between the bids is interesting. Wonder what is being given up in return to bring it to Orlando.
     
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    In the Vegas airport waiting to head home; I sure will miss the cowboys next year. This is terrible news for Vegas....may be a bit of a ghost town next December!
     
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    Robin Leach of Vegas Deluxe.com tweeted this:

    Robin [email protected]_Leach6h
    Lets pray for healing in rift between Rodeo & LV Events. Too big too valuable to lose 12 magical days over misunderstanding & obstinancy


    Hmmm...Sounds like there's an interesting backstory.
     
  15. kps

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    Family friendly good luck. Prices to go to the tourist traps in Orlando are ridiculous. Hotels on the properties are price wise insane.

    I'm just not seeing the benefit of moving it to Orlando other than the money. The only guys I know who have any interest in rodeo are in the Navy that are here only because of their orders.
     
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    Nothing is finalized yet. The PRCA is doing some back tracking now after the big blowup on social media and the press yesterday. Its a terrible business move on their part because it will take 10 years to grow the attendance at the new facility if they choose to move it. (Orlando, Dallas, and OKC are on the table)

    Las Vegas Events now says PRCA has 2 weeks to make a counter offer.

    This is all coming from the NFR contestants saying they do not make enough money at the finals (I remind you that some pull in more in one week at the NFR than they do all year, but that is a select few).
    The PRCA is promising them more payout money per go and average is they switch venues but that is not guarenteed. What the contestants are not taking into consideration is the amount of "comps" they are given just for making it to the big show. Vegas is pretty good to the contestants.

    Sounds to me like the PRCA was trying to keep the deal quiet on Sunday and Las Vegas Events called their bluff.
     
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    Rodeo Finals moving to FL

    The National Rodeo Finals will be moving to FL after 29 years in LAS. This will certainly impact the bottom line next December.
     
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    I see this as a good thing. Maybe people will get some better offers next year since it won't be as busy.

    Plus, I was there this year for a couple of days and witnessed all the people in cowboy boots and hats walking around and getting in my way. They won't be missed.
     
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    Does it start next year or 2015? Articles here in Florida were saying 2015.
     
  20. Funkhouser

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    Not so fast Cowboy

    This is not a done deal yet. The PRCA says they are going to submit a counter proposal as of yesterday. This could be a strong arm tactic on their part, or it could be the members heard about the FL proposal and said "Dang nabbit this is a load of horse manure!"

    I can't imagine all the cowboys and fans would be too happy about dumping Sin City for Fla. Whoo Hoo, lets all go party at Disney World?

    LVS has an article.

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/kats-report/2013/dec/16/vegas-ready-sweep-out-wnfr-prca-says-hang-there-co/?_ga=1.41598433.217997827.1381249569
     
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