Attendance

World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

Day 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 
Thursday 37,831 38,829 40,502  *45,375  43,771 
Friday 84,258 *86,042  83,064  74,029  81,038 
Saturday 137,944 *138,261  125,766  112,976  122,682 
TOTAL 260,033  *264,132  249,332  232,380  247,491 

* Attendance Record


Total Attendance

ALL ACTIVITIES ON THE GROUNDS

(includes World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Attendance)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Monday NA 53,547 NA NA NA
Tuesday 60,660 55,733 57,742 68,231 58,730
Wednesday 75,236 73,052 67,202 71,300 82,065
Thursday 76,987 81,458 75,316 77,103 77,596
Friday 76,513 87,414 109,495 93,209 82,353
Saturday 133,451 108,603 125,364 135,419 125,012
Sunday 116,031 106,373 99,413 79,175 121,823
Monday 61,374 54,352 76,497 48,177 77,653
Tuesday 71,264 66,435 107,545 90,917 80,727
Wednesday 84,951 74,401 121,141 105,713
56,217
Thursday 75,664 103,833 140,359 103,228 103,608
Friday 73,619 113,238 140,831 141,466
101,796
Saturday 88,975 156,187 113,576 **181,822 149,780
Sunday 94,107 114,509 129,028 155,434 151,409
Monday 122,834 117,467 109,371 108,702 122,962
Tuesday 105,506 120,705 98,166 133,924 122,036
Wednesday 147,479 147,138 137,589 136,936
169,821
Thursday 142,682 144,627 127,246 141,527
129,896
Friday 127,347 152,281 124,790 117,188
105,625
Saturday 153,159 174,507 163,991 89,210 153,895
Sunday 110,098 136,246 111,727 172,132 133,874
TOTAL 2,257,970 *2,506,238 *2,485,721 2,483,193 2,462,030

* Total Attendance Record
  • 2014: 20-day run record
  • 2013: 21-day run record
** Single Day Total Attendance Record (since 2003)

Paid Rodeo/Concert Attendance

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Monday NA 51,756 NA NA NA
Tuesday 52,686 48,407 56,569 57,338 52,102
Wednesday 63,068 59,517 59,299 60,850 64,915
Thursday 64,024 64,176 57,857 62,276 63,044
Friday 54,452 66,320 75,067 69,583 59,236
Saturday 71,007 61,071 68,890 74,695
66,524
Sunday 72,295 62,224 73,397 71,321 71,976
Monday 48,424 49,548 54,039 50,140 60,118
Tuesday 56,602 56,260 72,088 68,016 72,149
Wednesday 66,014 54,856 68,008 66,006 54,435
Thursday 55,646 75,177 75,214 72,602 75,082
Friday 60,637 71,534 74,054
75,013 65,006
Saturday 62,357 71,719 73,768 74,748 73,714
Sunday 74,588 75,305 75,224 75,357 *75,508
Monday 73,386 72,891 75,078 58,522 70,467
Tuesday 60,556 69,954 61,191 75,068 66,340
Wednesday 74,241 71,878 74,880 75,015 70,245
Thursday 74,905 75,217 75,054 75,016 72,032
Friday 63,599 75,238 58,784 65,739 65,006
Saturday 73,757 75,242 73,943 75,167 74,810
Sunday 61,175 NA 75,012 75,005 73,274
TOTAL 1,283,419 1,308,288 1,377,416 *1,377,477 1,345,983

* Attendance Record


Attendance History by Year

YEAR TOTAL ATTENDANCE PAID RODEOHOUSTON ATTENDANCE
1982 1,095,155 646,735
1983 1,095,730 597,783
1984 1,014,550 592,403
1985 1,070,276 537,802
1986 1,120,796 547,763
1987 1,107,822 564,911
1988 1,194,179 640,117
1989 1,242,288 717,541
1990 1,323,865 784,483
1991 1,366,598 827,037
1992 1,501,818 928,304
1993 1,568,266 973,318
1994 1,616,113 985,871
1995 1,810,007 1,068,447
1996 1,830,265 1,061,344
1997 1,788,437 1,013,100
1998 1,769,359 923,313
1999 1,853,650 #1,101,507
2000 1,889,861 1,101,478
2001 1,382,183 1,031,570
2002 1,563,662 1,091,955
2003 1,745,351 1,215,913
2004 1,890,174 1,126,092
2005 1,740,095 1,127,239
2006 1,688,103 1,115,558
2007 1,806,129 1,176,436
2008 1,802,158 1,206,551
2009 1,890,332 1,182,128
2010 2,144,077 1,264,074
2011 2,262,834 1,255,323
2012 2,257,970 1,283,419
2013
*2,506,238 1,308,288
2014 *2,485,721 1,377,416
2015 2,483,193 *1,377,477
2016  2,462,030  1,345,983
* Attendance Records
  • 2014: 20-day run record
  • 2013: 21-day run record
  • # Paid attendance figures beginning in 1999 (actual turnstile figures were reported through 1998).

Top 20 Paid Rodeo/Concert Attendance Records – Individual Performances

RANK DATE ATTENDANCE PERFORMER(S)
 1  Sunday,
March 13, 2016
Go Tejano Day
75,508  Banda Los Recoditos
Los Huracanes Del Norte
2
Sunday,
March 15, 2015
Go Tejano Day
75,357
La Arrolladora Banda El Limon
La Maquinaria Nortena
3
Sunday,
March 10, 2013
Go Tejano Day
75,305
Julion Alvarez 
Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon
4 Saturday,
March 16, 2013
75,242 Luke Bryan
5
Friday,
March 15, 2013
75,238 Blake Shelton
6
Sunday,
March 16, 2014
Go Tejano Day
75,224
Banda MS and Pesado
7 Thursday,
March 14, 2013
75,217 Pitbull
8 Thursday,
March 13, 2014
75,214 Maroon 5
9 Thursday,
March 7, 2013
75,177
Bruno Mars
10
Saturday,
March 21, 2015
75,167 Brad Paisley
 11  Thursday,
March 10, 2016
 75,082  Luke Bryan
12
Monday,
March 17, 2014
75,078
Luke Bryan
13
Tuesday,
March 17, 2015
75,068
Ariana Grande
14 Friday,
March 7, 2014
Black Heritage Day
75,067 Usher
15 Thursday,
March 20, 2014
75,054 Blake Shelton
16
Thursday,
March 19, 2015
75,016 Blake Shelton
17
Wednesday,
March 18, 2015
Value Wednesday
75,015 Florida Georgia Line
18
Friday,
March 13, 2015
75,013
Pitbull
19
Sunday,
March 23, 2014
75,012
Zac Brown Band
20
Sunday,
March 22, 2015
75,005
Luke Bryan

NRG Stadium Attendance Record

Sunday, March 17, 2013
  • George Strait, Martina McBride, Randy Rogers Band (concert only): 80,020