After 7-Year Hiatus Rodeo El Paso Returns to County Coliseum This Summer
El Paso! Get ready for an El Paso tradition to return this Summer. I’m talking about Rodeo El Paso.
El Paso County Coliseum officials announced earlier this week that the El Paso County Coliseum would be home to Rodeo El Paso for two days in June.
"The rodeo is coming back to El Paso, the rodeo is coming back home," said Omar Ropele, President of the El Paso Sports Commission. "The coliseum was built for this."
The rodeo event will be held on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th. The last time this rodeo was held at the coliseum was back in 2016. After being gone for 7 years, local officials are excited to have an El Paso tradition come back to its original home.
"Livestocks and rodeo have been part of our heritage. The coliseum was originally built to host the rodeo and was initially called the El Paso County Livestock and Agriculture Exhibition building," said David Stout El Paso County Commissioner for Precinct 2.
According to Stout the first event the El Paso County Coliseum hosted was the El Paso Sheriff's Pawsie Rodeo in 1942.
Coliseum and city officials are hoping that by bringing back this popular event it will draw audiences from not just El Paso but from across the desert southwest as well to create a positive economic impact.
Tickets for Rodeo El Paso are now on sale and can be purchased at the County Coliseum box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com
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