Las Vegas


Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service Available for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

New routes added for 2011; 24 hotel properties now participate in shuttle service


LAS VEGAS – November 9, 2011 – Rodeo fans looking for transportation to and from the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) will have the option to utilize complimentary shuttle bus service with routes from the Las Vegas Convention Center and NFR official host hotels on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown to the Thomas & Mack Center.
From Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 10, shuttle buses will pick up in front of the NFR Cowboy Christmas Gift Show located at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This “One Way Only” route will serve as the Rodeo Express Shuttle and will run from the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall directly to the Thomas & Mack Center.
Also beginning on Dec. 1, the NFR Shuttle will begin complimentary routes to and from the NFR sponsor hotels. There are now fourteen routes, covering 24 hotel properties.
“Research from our transportation partners indicates that more than one in every four rodeo fans now utilizes the NFR Shuttle buses,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events. “Due to the increased traffic and parking congestion at the Thomas & Mack Center, we encourage fans to consider this mode of transportation. We especially urge fans to plan ahead and use the NFR Shuttle Bus on Sunday, Dec. 4 for the afternoon start time and pending road closures affecting the area in and around the resort corridor due to the Rock ‘n Roll Las Vegas Marathon.”
For the dates of Dec. 1-3 and 5-10, performances of the Wrangler NFR begin at 6:45 p.m. (PT). For those performances, the NFR Shuttle buses will begin pick ups at 5 p.m. (PT) and include return service until 10:30 p.m. (PT). On Sunday, Dec. 4, the NFR will begin at 12:45 p.m. (PT). For that performance, the NFR Shuttle buses will commence pick ups at 11 a.m. (PT), with return service to the hotels until 4:30 p.m. (PT). There is no shuttle bus service during the actual rodeo performance.
Rodeo fans are urged to utilize the NFR Shuttle buses for round-trip transportation. In addition, fans are asked to allow approximately 15 minutes for traffic conditions from each hotel pick-up point. The NFR Shuttle routes and pick-up points are as follows:
NFR Cowboy Christmas Gift Show - Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall
Route 1 - Express Shuttle - NFR Cowboy Christmas Gift Show - Las Vegas Convention Center North Halls
**The NFR Shuttle will provide round-trip service to the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show on Dec. 4th only.
Route 2
Excalibur – Rear Circle
Mandalay Bay – Tour bus lobby
Route 3
Sam’s Town – Back entrance near McDonald’s
Route 4
MGM Grand – West Wing valet entrance
Route 5
Hooters Casino Hotel – Main entrance
Tropicana – Main entrance
Route 6
Aria – Tour Bus Lobby
Monte Carlo – West valet entrance
Route 7
The Orleans – Main valet entrance
Route 8
Circus Circus – Front entrance
Las Vegas Hilton – East entrance door
Stratosphere – North buffet entrance
Route 9
Golden Nugget – Carson Street Tower Entrance
Route 10
The Mirage – North valet entrance
Treasure Island (TI) – SW Curb, Sirens Cove Blvd.
Route 11
Hard Rock Casino – Main Casino Tower Entrance (Harmon)
Terrible’s – Southwest entrance
Wynn – South Tower bus pickup loop
Route 12
Flamingo – North tour lobby
Harrah’s – Bus plaza next to valet
Route 13
Silverton Lodge – Main valet entrance
South Point – Main valet entrance
Route 14
Gold Coast – Main valet entrance
Palms – Main entrance
For additional information and specific pick-up times, please visit www.NFRexperience.com.
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