Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Finishes Last Year At Will Rogers Coliseum

Alan Scaia
February 11, 2019 - 6:45 am
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has wrapped up its 76th and final year at Will Rogers Coliseum. In 2020, the event will move down Montgomery Street to Dickies Arena.

While the rodeo is moving, organizers say the coliseum will still play a role each year.

"We'll have new events and activities that are going to be really exciting in Will Rogers Coliseum," says Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo's Matt Brockman. "We'll move our professional rodeo performances over to Dickies Arena. It's going to be a great experience."

The $540 million Dickies Arena is scheduled to open in November. Dickies Arena is across Harley Avenue from Will Rogers.

Will Rogers Coliseum can hold 5,700 people for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Dickies Arena will have space for 9,300 for the rodeo and 14,000 for concerts.

The arena will open with a pair of George Strait concerts November 22 and 23. Strait announced the first concert last year with a video featuring police, firefighters and Mayor Betsy Price singing, "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind?"

"Hey everybody, does Fort Worth ever cross your mind? Well, it's been crossing mine," Strait said in the video.

He added a second show after the first sold out in half an hour.​

Dickies Arena is scheduled to host the 2020 NCAA women's gymnastics championship and the first and second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 2022.