OCT 11, 2017
Redesigned NFR Mobile App Available Now
LAS VEGASLas Vegas Events announced today that it has launched the new mobile application for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Rodeo fans will now be able to fully plan their rodeo experience in Las Vegas, which runs from Dec. 7 - 16 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
New features in 2017 include daily video highlights, enhanced schedule features (including the popular What’s Hot category), enhanced parking and maps, as well as Wrangler NFR Stats, Stock and Cowboys content buttons.
Rodeo fans can also sign up for the Get Tagged promotion through the NFR App. The contest allows fans to collect entries into the Prize Barn by attending NFR Experience events throughout the city during the ten days of the Wrangler NFR. Participating locations include:
• Cowboy Christmas, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls (from December 7 – 16; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT)
• Wrangler NFR, inside The ‘Shoe and Cowboy Corral at the Thomas & Mack Center (from December 7 – 16; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. PT)
Additional locations include select Wrangler NFR viewing parties at the following locations from December 7 – 16; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. PT:
• The D Las Vegas – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
• Harrah’s Las Vegas – Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill
• MGM Grand – David Cooperfield Theater
• The Orleans – Mardi Gras Ballroom
• South Point - Ballroom
• Treasure Island – Gilley’s Saloon
Official rules can be found on the NFR App. There is no purchase necessary to enter.
Each time a registered fan enters a designated location, the GPS-enabled technology will acknowledge that activity and provide an additional entry into the Prize Barn. Fans are able to collect ‘tags’ at the designated locations each day of the Wrangler NFR, Dec. 7-16. The more ‘tags’ fans are able to collect, the more chances to win. One first-place winner will receive a pair of all-session plaza tickets to the 2018 Wrangler NFR. Three secondary winners will receive a 2017 Wrangler NFR contestant jacket.
The NFR Experience Mobile Application is free and available on all platforms. iPhone users can search for NFR 2017 on the iPhone App Store or go to http://bit.ly/NFRAppAPPLE. Droid users can search for NFR in the Google Play Store or visit http://bit.ly/NFRAppDROID.
Wrangler NFR fans, whether in Las Vegas for the rodeo or simply following the action from home, will be able to download the application for free. The NFR App will include the following features:
Schedule – Provides a complete list of performance times, Wrangler NFR 9-5, NFR After Dark, Cowboys Christmas activities, What’s Hot and allows fans to add events directly to their smart phone calendar;
Parking & Maps – Includes parking details and maps for Cowboy Christmas, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas and includes the NFR Express and Cowboy Christmas Express Shuttle Bus schedule;
Get Tagged – Sign up for the ultimate NFR promotion that awards entries for great prizes by visiting specific events at partner hotels, Cowboy Christmas and the Thomas & Mack Center;
Cowboy Christmas – Contains info about the official gift show of the Wrangler NFR and a full list of vendors and interactive areas, including booth number;
News & Social – Sign up for push notifications, connect with fans and friends via social media and stay up-to-date on the Wrangler NFR;
Stats, Stock & Contestants – Get stats, follow your favorite cowboy and look for match ups on the stock roster;
Beyond the Dirt – No tickets? Find the perfect location to watch Beyond the Dirt, the live satellite of the Wrangler NFR;
Tickets – FAQs, info on the NFR Online Ticket Exchange through our safe, secure and authentic portal and more;
Sponsors & Partners – Connect to all of our key sponsors and supporters;
Video Highlights – Watch the best rides of each night and great moments.
Sold out for more than 300 consecutive performances, the Wrangler NFR attracts the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. Under the new contract with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association that runs through 2024, the purse in 2017 is $10 million. Qualification is based on the 2017 PRCA World Standings.