San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Charitable Status
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is a non-profit organization supporting Texas youth education and agriculture. Because of the dedication and efforts of over 6,000 volunteers, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is able to provide financial support to Bexar County and Texas youth seeking higher education as well as positively influence the agriculture industry in Texas. To date, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo educational commitment totals $171.4 million with a record $11.3 million committed in 2016 in the form of scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble program and show premiums paid to youth.
The San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.) is strictly a donor and does not participate in the selection of scholarship applicants. Students who wish to apply for S.A.L.E. funded scholarships through organizations such as 4-H, FFA and major colleges and universities throughout the state of Texas must meet certain criteria which may include the following: be a Texas resident; graduate from a Texas High School; attend an accredited Texas college or university; and major in agriculture, life sciences or a closely related field as determined by the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
For additional information and scholarship applications, students should contact their local University, County Agent, 4-H Club, or FFA Chapter.
Over 6,000 hard-working and loyal volunteers, working on over 40 committees, are the heart and soul of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. They dedicate their time, efforts and resources to planning and conducting the Stock Show & Rodeo each February and a large number of additional annual events that are held in support of the organization’s ongoing mission to support youth, agriculture and education through scholarships, grants, endowments, auction and show premiums and other educational opportunities.
If you are interested in becoming a San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo volunteer, please complete an application form or contact the administrative office at 210-225-5851 or click here.
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Dates
February 8-25, 2018
When will the entertainment lineup be announced?
The 2018 Rodeo entertainment will be announced later this fall!
What are ticket prices for the Rodeo?
Ticket prices for the 2017 Rodeo Season are:
$27 (rows 3-16 in the 200 Balcony Level)
$15 (rows 17-23 in the 200 Balcony Level)
$200 Rodeo Star Experience
*All seats are reserved and include grounds admission*
How do I purchase tickets to the Rodeo?
Individual tickets for the 2018 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo will be available for purchase later this spring!
Can I purchase tickets to sit in a suite?
Yes, if you’re interested in purchasing a suite during the rodeo, please contact the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo at 210-225-5851.
How do I get to get on the dirt during the concert?
The Rodeo Star Experience is your chance to get up close and personal with the Stars of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and make a full night of irreplaceable memories! Click here for more information.
When do the doors open for the Rodeo?
All Rodeo performances, doors open 2 hours prior to start time.
When does the concert start?
Each performance begins with a rodeo which is approximately 2 hours. After the rodeo, there will be a brief intermission (about 20 minutes) followed by the concert. Concert performances last between 60-75 minutes.
What if I just want to see the Rodeo or just the concert?
When you purchase a ticket to the Rodeo, it also includes grounds admission and the concert. You may attend all or one of the portions of the event. The Rodeo will take place at the time stated on your ticket. There is a brief intermission once the Rodeo concludes before the concert begins.
Do I have to purchase a Rodeo or Grounds ticket for my child?
Children age 2 and under are admitted FREE onto the grounds and into the AT&T Center for rodeo performances (child must be seated in a parent's lap).
How do I purchase Season Tickets?
How do I sign up for the Calf Scramble?
Click here to learn more about eligibility. Contact your local 4-H or FFA supervisor for details on entering the Calf Scramble.
How do I sign my child up for Mutton Bustin’?
Entries will be accepted online from September 15th-October 15th. Participation is limited to boys and girls who are between the ages of 4 -7 years old and weigh less than 55lbs at time of competition. Mutton Bustin' takes place during each Rodeo performance (excluding the finals).
When can I see bull riding?
Bull riding occurs during every Rodeo performance. It is the last Rodeo event of the evening, and it takes place after bareback riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding and barrel racing has concluded and right before the 20 minute concert intermission.
What is Xtreme Bulls?
Excitement fills the AT&T Center as the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo hosts PRCA Xtreme Bulls, the most intense bull riding competition in the world. Xtreme Bulls features the 50 top professional bull riders on the roughest stock in the PRCA!
What if I want to compete in the Rodeo?
All the competitors in our Rodeo events are professional athletes. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is sanctioned by the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) and the WPRA (Women’s Professional Rodeo Association). All contestant registration is handled through the PRCA and WPRA. Learn more about the PRCA here and the WPRA.
When do tickets go on sale for the 2017 Rodeo?
Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Rodeo. Purchase yours here!
How do I purchase tickets for the grounds?
Grounds admission is available for purchase at any gate on the property during operating hours.
$5.00 Senior Citizen (ages 65 & over)
$5.00 Children (3 to 12 years of age)
Age 2 and under are free.
**Your rodeo ticket admits you onto the grounds for that day.**
When are the grounds and carnival open during the Rodeo?
Grounds are OPEN EVERY DAY (8am until between 10:00pm & midnight) visit here for specific operating hours.
How much does parking cost?
Parking is $10
Where Can I Park?
In addition to the public parking lots on the AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum grounds, we offer visitors several options for parking. Please visit our Getting Here page for more information and schedules. An accessible shuttle will be running for patrons at the Gembler and Wheatley locations. Click here to view Rodeo Shuttles/Park & Ride Options Map.
Gembler Lot From I-35: Visitors can exit AT&T Center Parkway and make a left at the Gembler Road intersection. The parking lot is conveniently located to the right.
Accessible parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis on the grounds of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, as well as at the nearby Gembler Road parking lot. Accessible parking is $10.00 in all locations.
Drop-Off/Pick-Up, Taxis, Limousines
All vehicles not staying for the event, can come and go through Gate B (off Houston Street). Once an event has ended and traffic begins to flow out of the parking lots, Gate B is the only accessible point of entrance onto property. Please keep in mind that when picking up after an event be sure and return before the end of the event. Once the event has ended, street closures may affect your ability to return to the premises.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, although not responsible for damage or theft, provides security in its parking lots during events. Jump-start assistance is available upon request from any parking attendant or security personnel.
Where should I stay if I'm from out of town?
Guest Services & Information
Our Guest Services staff can be found throughout the grounds or by phone at 210-225-5851. If you reach a recording, please leave a message, as your phone call will be returned in the order it was received.
Where can I find an ATM?
To locate an ATM on the Stock Show & Rodeo grounds, please refer back to a map here. Currently, there are four ATM locations within the AT&T Center. They are located on the Plaza Level by sections 110 and 125 and on the Balcony Level by sections 208 and 224.
Lost and Found Items
If you lost an item during an event, please contact the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo security dispatch and admin located at Gate A for assistance at (210) 228-4837. You may also turn in any found items at our Guest Services locations in the AT&T Center. Items will be held for 30 days with unclaimed items donated to charity.
Lost and Found Visitors
Lost persons should contact the nearest security staff member for assistance. Lost individuals will be taken to the security office located at Gate A. Patrons looking for missing guests should go to the security office at Gate A as well.
Wheelchairs, Scooters, Strollers and Wagon Information
Wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent by patrons visiting the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo grounds.
$55 per full day (8 a.m. - 11 p.m. or immediately following main event of the evening),
$35 per half day (8 a.m.- 3 p.m. or 3 p.m.- 11 p.m. or immediately following the main event of the evening)
$20 per day
**If you need assistance on the grounds or in the AT&T Center please visit the wheel chair rental location on the grounds or at Guest Services. AT&T Courtesy wheelchairs will then be returned so that other patrons may receive assistance. Please contact your nearest usher when you would like to leave so that a wheelchair and Guest Services Representative may be located and dispatched.
$12 Single & $15 Double per day
$15 per day
**Strollers and wagons are permitted on the grounds and in many buildings. However, they must be checked prior to entering the AT&T Center. Both must be checked at Guest Services at Section 101.
AT&T Center Accessibility and Special Needs
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is committed to providing every customer with a comfortable and enjoyable experience, and the AT&T Center is one of the most accessible arenas in the U.S. and meeting and exceeding all guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Special seating throughout the venue allows disabled guests flexibility in seat locations and price levels. Hospital-sized elevators are available for the mobility impaired. Telecommunication devices for the hearing impaired are available at the Guest Services Center on the Plaza Level at the east entrance. Pay telephones with sound-amplification equipment are available at no charge. All signage in the AT&T Center provides Braille for individuals with blindness or visual impairment.
Access to the AT&T Center General Drop-Off is located along the west entrance of the AT&T Center. No parking is allowed along the perimeter of the arena or in the drop-off area.
In addition, all restrooms, drinking fountains, telephones, ATM’s and counters at points of service at the AT&T Center are accessible. Unisex bathrooms are also available where visitors can take opposite sex companions requiring assistance. Elevators are located at each of the four corners of the AT&T Center (see map). Customers with disabilities and their companions are given first priority for service at all elevators.
Guest Services staff inside the The AT&T Center is ready to help with any questions you may have about access to and within the facility. While attending the Rodeo at the AT&T Center, please contact a member of our staff or visit the Guest Services Center located on the Plaza Level at the east entrance. Concierge service is available to assist guests on the Plaza Level at the Southeast and Southwest VIP entrances. If you need assistance getting to or from your seat, courtesy wheelchairs are available upon request. Please contact your nearest usher or Guest Services Representative for complimentary assistance.
What can I eat and drink while I visit the Rodeo grounds and during the Rodeo?
On the grounds, you will find everything from corn dogs, to frozen lemonade, along with several healthy options. Our food court is located in Family Fair and is open daily. In addition to the food court, there are also various food booths located along Freeman Boulevard, in the carnival, inside the Freeman Coliseum and throughout the grounds. All food and drink booths will accept cash; credit/debit cards are accepted upon the vendor’s discretion. Inside the AT&T Center during the Rodeo, there are a variety of permanent concession stands on all seating levels. Please note that all beverages in plastic bottles will be sold without the tops. Click here to learn more about our food and beverages on the grounds.
Official San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Merchandise
Official merchandise booths can be located in the Freeman Coliseum, the Expo Hall and outside across from the Acosta Food Sampling booth. All shopping vendors will accept both cash and credit card.
How can I become a food vendor or retail shopping vendor?
In the event of an emergency, designated lighting and announcements will assist you in evacuating the premises. Please remain calm and follow the instructions from show officials.
The Medical Committee of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo staffs first aid stations on the grounds and in the AT&T Center in order to provide minor and emergency medical attention to patrons, exhibitors and contestants visiting the show. In the event of an emergency, please notify any of our staff or security personnel in your area in order to ensure that appropriate emergency personnel are notified and dispatched.
Emergency Phone Calls
The emergency number for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo during events is 210-225-5851. The message will be relayed to the appropriate staff will then relay the message to the rodeo guest.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo strives to provide all guests with a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience.
- Guests wearing obscene or indecent clothing (determined in the sole discretion of management) will not be allowed on the property.
- Guests attempting to sell or scalp tickets are not allowed on the property.
- Guests using foul or abusive language or gestures (determined in the sole discretion of management) will be ejected from the property with no refund.
- Guests appearing intoxicated (determined in the sole discretion of management) will be denied entry or ejected from the property with no refund.
- Guests attempting to illegally enter the property, interfere or otherwise infringe on the event or other patrons will be ejected from the property and possibly arrested.
The AT&T Center and all buildings on the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo grounds are smoke-free facilities. This includes the use of e-cigarettes. Guests who fail to comply will be asked to move to a designated smoking area. Continued violations will result in ejection from the facility with no refunds.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo wants to ensure that patrons have a fun and safe experience. The AT&T Center has a state-of-the-art, electronic security system which features closed-circuit cameras and monitors, electric door alarms, an access control system, and outdoor lighting.
Alcohol Beverage Policy
No alcohol (including nonalcoholic beer and wine) or illegal drugs may be brought onto the grounds or inside any of the facilities. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased by persons aged 21 or older once inside the Stock Show & Rodeo grounds. All alcohol sales can be terminated at any time at the discretion of show officials, and all alcohol sales can and will require the buyer to provide legal identification.
Service animals are defined as dogs (or miniature horses when reasonable) that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for persons with disabilities. Such animals are welcome in areas where the public is normally allowed to go.
Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work or the individual's disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
All other animals, including comfort animals, emotional support animals and therapy animals are prohibited.
Animals located in any of the educational areas (i.e. petting zoo, pony rides, animal adventures, horse discovery) are not for sale. Please visit our website here to learn more information on our auctions or sales.
Hand-held banners and signs are allowed at the AT&T Center (this varies by event); however, they must be constructed of flame-retardant material and may not be displayed during competition due to sight restrictions. Banners or signs may not be placed on the arena and show arenas, be commercial in nature or obscene, or cause any disturbance to other fans. Poles to display banners or flags are prohibited. Banners and signs may not exceed three feet in height, obstruct the view of other guests or AT&T Center advertising signage, or be temporarily or permanently affixed to the building structure. San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo officials reserve the right to remove ANY banner or sign without exception or to change this policy at any time.
No professional camera/video equipment may be brought in for any AT&T Center event including "detachable" lenses, lenses that are longer than 3 inches or flashes. Any patron caught with prohibited equipment will have their equipment confiscated by an usher immediately and taken to the Rodeo Box Office. Items can be picked up at the end of the event. The AT&T Center is not liable for any damage, loss or theft to any items brought into the AT&T Center. All policies are event specific, so please call 210-225-5851 to verify prior to coming to the event.
No outside food, beverages, coolers, bottles or cans may be brought into the venue. Items for children such as baby bottles, formula, etc., will be allowed.
The following items are prohibited on the Rodeo Grounds:
- Selfie sticks
- Hover boards
- Pepper spray/mace
- Firearms (concealed or open carry)
- Knives with blades longer than 3.5 inches
- Laser pointers
- Outside food and beverages, coolers, bottles or cans
- Any other item deemed unacceptable by management
Along with the above, the following are strictly prohibited in the AT&T Center:
- Professional camera/video equipment
- Detachable lenses
- Lenses longer than 3 inches
- Filming with iPads/tablets
- Go Pro-style cameras
- Professional flashes
Large bags, briefcases, & backpacks are subject to search and seizure.
Prohibited items, equipment and film will be confiscated immediately. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo will not be liable for any damage, loss or theft of prohibited items.