When was Cowtown Coliseum built?

The Cowtown Coliseum broke ground in 1907 and was completed in 1908 after only 88 working days, at a cost of $250,000. Looking at the size of the Coliseum in person, you will see the massive architectural undertaking that occurred in that short a time frame.

Read more History | Cowtown Coliseum

What is a rodeo? What is the PBR Stockyards Showcase?

Rodeo is a competitive sport involving a series of riding and roping contests derived from the working skills of the American cowboy. It is usually broken down into two categories: timed events and rough stock events. The rodeo is fun and exciting for fans and athletes!

The Stockyards Championship Rodeo is held in the historic Cowtown Coliseum, home of the world’s first indoor rodeo. Our rodeo features timed events such as tie-down roping, breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing. We also offer the excitement of rough stock events like bull riding, bronc riding, bareback and ranch saddle bronc riding.

We are the world’s only year-round rodeo. Rodeos are held every Friday and Saturday night.

We have added a new year- round event every THURSDAY night! PBR STOCKYARDS SHOWCASE       

 PBR (Professional bull riding) has rapidly transformed one of the fastest-growing sports in America into a worldwide phenomenon. Capitalizing on the popularity of bull riding around the world, and the growing appeal of cowboy values, the PBR has attracted many homegrown and international athletes who aspire to compete in the world’s elite bull riding competition. 


Does your building have AC?

Yes! We are an indoor rodeo with cool air conditiong. 

What time is the rodeo? How long does it last? What are the events?


DOORS 6:00 pm   EVENT  7:30 -  9:30.
 Matinee rodeo.  Doors open at Noon and the the matinee is 1:30 to about 3:30.

MAIN EVENT - 2 HOURS  (Order subject to change depending on entries)

Bull Riding (1st Section)
Tie-Down Roping
Bareback Riding
Saddle Bronc Riding
Ranch Saddle Bronc Riding
Breakaway Roping
Team Roping
Ladies Barrel Racing
Bull Riding (2nd Section)

SLACK - (After 9:30, this is the extra contestants that did not fit into the 2 hour performance or sometimes rerides)

Ladies Barrel Racing
Tie-Down Roping
Breakaway Roping
Team Roping

Thursday nights PBR STOCKYARDS SHOWCASE is bull riding only and lasts for 2 hours.  Doors at 6:00PM and event from 7:30 to 9:30.

Sunday afternoon's ULTIMATE BULLFIGHTERS is American Freestyle Bullfighting and lasts about an hour and a half. Doors at 1PM and event from 2:30 to 4.

Is this venue a family friendly place?

We are the #1 kid-friendly event in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Yes, the Stockyards Rodeo prides itself on being a fun and exciting place for families to enjoy their time together.

We have the often hilarious Calf & Mutton scrambles for the kids to participate in during the rodeo each night.

Some events may vary.

How do I enter my child in the Calf or Mutton Scramble?

The  Calf or Mutton Scramble is open to kids ages 4 to 12.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?  FREE signs-up will be at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the main entrance. Parents or guardians must be present to sign a waiver and receive a wristband for their child to wear in the arena.

WHEN DOES IT HAPPEN?  Every Friday or Saturday night during our regular Stockyards Championship Rodeo. The events start around 8:30 and the announcer will call for the kids with either the yellow or red wristbands to enter the arena.

WHAT ARE THE RULES?  The Calf or Mutton (sheep) are released in the arena, darting every direction while the kids scramble to catch the animal, and take the ribbon from its neck.  The first to do so is declared a winner and will receive a prize.


Do I need to purchase my tickets in advance?

We do recommend that you purchase tickets in advance in case of a sold out show.

Skip the line! Buy online at our events page, or download the Mobile App. All tickets will be sent as digital tickets on your Mobile app.  Please download the app before you arrive to avoid lines. A link to download the app will be in your receipt email.  Watch the video for more information.

ALL ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office in front of the Coliseum.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Thursday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Sundays: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Are you having trouble with an online purchase?

Visit our Box office page for tips and suggestions with online issues.  Or visit AXS Help Center

What form of payments are accepted?

We honor the following credit cards: VISA, MC, AMEX, and DISC. We currently do not take CASH at the box office or concessions.

Are adult beverages sold inside the coliseum?


There are two bars located on the main floor, one bar at the top of the VIP deck, and a bar at on the northwest and northeast end of the arena. 

We sell beer, seltzers, wine, hard liquor, frozen margaritas and soft drinks 

Are dogs and other pets allowed in the coliseum?

No pets of any kind are allowed into the Coliseum, with the exception of dogs that are recognized as service animals.

According to the ADA, “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities”. Dogs whose sole function are to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

ADA- title ii, title iii – www.ADA.gov

Is photography allowed?

No professional cameras allowed.

If interested in shooting photography onsite, please fill out the online form

What hotels are nearby?

We have relationships with many of the premiere hotels in Fort Worth. Be sure and ask about their daily shuttles to the Fort Worth Stockyards!

Hotel Drover

Address: 200 Mule Alley Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Phone: (817) 755-5557

Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards

Address: 132 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Phone: (817) 626-6000

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Worth Historic Stockyards

Address: 2537 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Phone: (817) 624-1112

Stockyards Hotel

Address: 109 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Phone: (817) 625-6427

SpringHill Suites

Address: 2315 North Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 76164
Phone: (682) 255-5100



Where can I park and how much does it cost?

There is plenty of parking in the Stockyards within walking distance of Cowtown Coliseum.

For a map and information on pricing please visit fortworthstockyards.com/parking/

For other parking information you can also visit Fort Worth Parking.


What bags are accepted?

No bags larger than 14”x14”x6” or that are hard-sided. 

If you’re a contestant a larger bag is accepted.

Are weapons permitted?

No weapons of any kind are permitted, including guns, mace, knives, sharp objects, bats, clubs, tasers, etc.

Are there other things to do while visiting the Fort Worth Stockyards?

Absolutely! Head to fortworthstockyards.com.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for events go on sale about 90 days before the event date.