Jerry Jones Trying to Lasso Rodeo From Las Vegas

March 4, 2010 at 10:55 am by Terez in Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones

This is ain't my first rodeo Terez..

Clark County may need a new arena to head the Dallas Cowboys off at the pass. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has made it clear that he wants his $1.2 billion state-of-the-art stadium to supplant Las Vegas as the premier site for the biggest boxing matches. Now local tourism officials are concerned that Jones’ posse plans to corral the National Finals Rodeo, Las Vegas’ premier December event. For 25 years, UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center has been home to the NFR. Last year, its 10 nights of competition posted an attendance of 174,000, including an estimated 35,000 out-of-towners, delivering a much-needed economic boost of $50 million during an otherwise slow time of the year. The Cowboys know the NFR brings in big bucks, of course. They also know “the Super Bowl of rodeos” would be a particularly plum event in a part of the country famous for 10-gallon hats and boots. –Las Vegas Sun

Jerry Jones seems obsessed with  filling up his mega stadium with non-Cowboys related events. I thought the place was called Cowboys Stadium? -TO

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