As anyone can see from the all-out stampedes, the RodeoHouston is the place to be.
If the extravagant wine auctions, glorious custom-made boots and outfits, and lines of limos are any indicators, Houstonians are sparing no expense when they head to NRG Stadium/Center/Arena/Park/Funhouse to check out their favorite country music acts, pet some animals, or just soak in the cowboy ambiance. However, if you’re looking to take in some of the festivities as cheaply as possible, there are several ways you can enjoy the 20-day event — without putting a hurt on your bank account.
If you’re looking for primo seats to see Garth Brooks, Zac Brown Band and other stars we've spotlighted, you’ll have to fork over $300 to $350. And that’s just for individual performances; for season ticketholders, those primo seats go for $6,000 to $7,000. However, if you desire a cheaper seat for a show, there are still upper-level seats that are going at $18. (The Chris Stapleton show on Friday, March 16, is currently at standing-room only, and those tickets go for $16.)
While season passes granting daily admission to the event grounds go for $35, an adult can snatch up an individual day pass for $15. For children ages 3 through 12 — kids under 2 get in free — they cost $5. (On Wednesdays, kids under 12 and senior citizens over 60 can get in for free.) These day passes give you access to the livestock show, shopping and exhibits in NRG Center, the horse show and other events in NRG Arena, and admission to the carnival.
Carnival admission is included with the purchase of a grounds pass or rodeo/concert ticket, and tickets to these rides and games can be purchased for 50 cents. (Most rides require four to 20 tickets.) But, if you don’t want to spend most of the day standing in line, you can purchase a FastPass for $25, and simply use the FastPass lanes. They are available at any onsite, ticket box office, and only valid on the day of purchase. They can be used for any ride, including The Junction.