Attendance

World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

Day 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017 
Thursday 38,829 40,502  45,375  43,771  *47,883
Friday *86,042  83,064  74,029  81,038  81,894
Saturday *138,261  125,766  112,976  122,682  96,592
TOTAL *264,132  249,332  232,380  247,491  226,369

* Attendance Record


Total Attendance

ALL ACTIVITIES ON THE GROUNDS

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

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Monday 53,547 NA NA NA NA
Tuesday 55,733 57,742 68,231 58,730 62,062
Wednesday 73,052 67,202 71,300 82,065 79,950
Thursday 81,458 75,316 77,103 77,596 96,602
Friday 87,414 109,495 93,209 82,353 114,786
Saturday 108,603 125,364 135,419 125,012 105,258
Sunday 106,373 99,413 79,175 121,823 124,252
Monday 54,352 76,497 48,177 77,653 111,991
Tuesday 66,435 107,545 90,917 80,727 116,771
Wednesday 74,401 121,141 105,713
56,217 177,932
Thursday 103,833 140,359 103,228 103,608 161,801
Friday 113,238 140,831 141,466
101,796 140,878
Saturday 156,187 113,576 181,822 149,780 **185,667
Sunday 114,509 129,028 155,434 151,409 154,913
Monday 117,467 109,371 108,702 122,962 88,789
Tuesday 120,705 98,166 133,924 122,036 83,756
Wednesday 147,138 137,589 136,936
169,821 112,261
Thursday 144,627 127,246 141,527
129,896 100,062
Friday 152,281 124,790 117,188
105,625 90,867
Saturday 174,507 163,991 89,210 153,895 146,886
Sunday 136,246 111,727 172,132 133,874 129,323
TOTAL 2,506,238 2,485,721 2,483,193 2,462,030 *2,611,176

  • * Total Attendance Record
  • ** Single Day Total Attendance Record (since 2003)

Paid Rodeo/Concert Attendance

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Monday 51,756 NA NA NA NA
Tuesday 48,407 56,569 57,338 52,102 51,544
Wednesday 59,517 59,299 60,850 64,915 60,011
Thursday 64,176 57,857 62,276 63,044 72,803
Friday 66,320 75,067 69,583 59,236 73,660
Saturday 61,071 68,890 74,695
66,524 74,259
Sunday 62,224 73,397 71,321 71,976 74,280
Monday 49,548 54,039 50,140 60,118 70,263
Tuesday 56,260 72,088 68,016 72,149 66,740
Wednesday 54,856 68,008 66,006 54,435 73,300
Thursday 75,177 75,214 72,602 75,082 75,033
Friday 71,534 74,054
75,013 65,006 64,006
Saturday 71,719 73,768 74,748 73,714 75,008
Sunday 75,305 75,224 75,357 75,508 *75,557
Monday 72,891 75,078 58,522 70,467 60,644
Tuesday 69,954 61,191 75,068 66,340 59,142
Wednesday 71,878 74,880 75,015 70,245 65,567
Thursday 75,217 75,054 75,016 72,032 65,011
Friday 75,238 58,784 65,739 65,006 64,007
Saturday 75,242 73,943 75,167 74,810 75,000
Sunday NA 75,012 75,005 73,274 74,428
TOTAL 1,308,288 1,377,416 *1,377,477 1,345,983 1,370,263

* Attendance Record


Attendance History by Year

YEAR TOTAL ATTENDANCE PAID RODEOHOUSTON ATTENDANCE
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
2017 *2,611,176 1,370,263
* Attendance Records
  • # 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 19, 2017
Go Tejano Day
75,557  Banda El Recodo
Siggno
 2  Sunday,
March 13, 2016
Go Tejano Day
75,508  Banda Los Recoditos
Los Huracanes Del Norte
3 Sunday,
March 15, 2015
Go Tejano Day
75,357
La Arrolladora Banda El Limon
La Maquinaria Nortena
4
Sunday,
March 10, 2013
Go Tejano Day
75,305
Julion Alvarez 
Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon
5 Saturday,
March 16, 2013
75,242 Luke Bryan
6
Friday,
March 15, 2013
75,238 Blake Shelton
7
Sunday,
March 16, 2014
Go Tejano Day
75,224
Banda MS and Pesado
8 Thursday,
March 14, 2013
75,217 Pitbull
9 Thursday,
March 13, 2014
75,214 Maroon 5
10 Thursday,
March 7, 2013
75,177
Bruno Mars
11
Saturday,
March 21, 2015
75,167 Brad Paisley
 12  Thursday,
March 10, 2016
 75,082  Luke Bryan
13
Monday,
March 17, 2014
75,078
Luke Bryan
14
Tuesday,
March 17, 2015
75,068
Ariana Grande
15 Friday,
March 7, 2014
Black Heritage Day
75,067 Usher
16 Thursday,
March 20, 2014
75,054 Blake Shelton
17
Thursday,
March 16, 2017
75,033 Luke Bryan
18
Thursday, 
March 19, 2015
75,016
Blake Shelton
19
Wednesday, 
March 18, 2015
Value Wednesday
75,015
Florida Georgia Line
20
Friday, 
March 13, 2015
75,013
Pitbull

NRG Stadium Attendance Record

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