Attendance

World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

Day 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Thursday 40,502  45,375  43,771  *47,883 37,580
Friday 83,064  74,029  81,038  81,894 76,990
Saturday 125,766  112,976  122,682  96,592 100,906
TOTAL 249,332  232,380  247,491  226,369 215,476

* Attendance Record

Friday: *86,042 (2013)
Saturday: *138,261 (2013)
Total: *264,132 (2013)


Total Attendance

ALL ACTIVITIES ON THE GROUNDS

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

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Tuesday 57,742 68,231 58,730 62,062 94,349
Wednesday 67,202 71,300 82,065 79,950 70,547
Thursday 75,316 77,103 77,596 96,602 92,617
Friday 109,495 93,209 82,353 114,786 65,746
Saturday 125,364 135,419 125,012 105,258 100,172
Sunday 99,413 79,175 121,823 124,252 79,168
Monday 76,497 48,177 77,653 111,991 64,858
Tuesday 107,545 90,917 80,727 116,771 70,414
Wednesday 121,141 105,713
56,217 177,932 90,724
Thursday 140,359 103,228 103,608 161,801 96,693
Friday 140,831 141,466
101,796 140,878 142,026
Saturday 113,576 181,822 149,780 **185,667 145,940
Sunday 129,028 155,434 151,409 154,913 127,967
Monday 109,371 108,702 122,962 88,789 117,795
Tuesday 98,166 133,924 122,036 83,756 111,894
Wednesday 137,589 136,936
169,821 112,261 157,562
Thursday 127,246 141,527
129,896 100,062 145,701
Friday 124,790 117,188
105,625 90,867 140,651
Saturday 163,991 89,210 153,895 146,886 147,717
Sunday 111,727 172,132 133,874 129,323 130,533
TOTAL 2,485,721 2,483,193 2,462,030 *2,611,176 2,408,550

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

Paid Rodeo/Concert Attendance

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Tuesday 56,569 57,338 52,102 51,544 75,018
Wednesday 59,299 60,850 64,915 60,011 53,006
Thursday 57,857 62,276 63,044 72,803 68,288
Friday 75,067 69,583 59,236 73,660 51,965
Saturday 68,890 74,695 66,524 74,259 60,769
Sunday 73,397 71,321 71,976 74,280 61,291
Monday 54,039 50,140 60,118 70,263 58,226
Tuesday 72,088 68,016 72,149 66,740 57,350
Wednesday 68,008 66,006 54,435 73,300 60,200
Thursday 75,214 72,602 75,082 75,033 72,175
Friday 74,054 75,013 65,006 64,006 64,238
Saturday 73,768 74,748 73,714 75,008 74,177
Sunday 75,224 75,357 75,508 75,557 75,565
Monday 75,078 58,522 70,467 60,644 70,319
Tuesday 61,191 75,068 66,340 59,142 74,701
Wednesday 74,880 75,015 70,245 65,567 70,929
Thursday 75,054 75,016 72,032 65,011 72,564
Friday 58,784 65,739 65,006 64,007 75,014
Saturday 73,943 75,167 74,810 75,000 75,016
Sunday 75,012 75,005 73,274 74,428 *75,577
TOTAL 1,377,416 *1,377,477 1,345,983 1,370,263 1,346,388

* 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
2018 2,408,550 1,346,388
* Attendance Records
  • # Paid attendance figures beginning in 1999 (actual turnstile figures were reported through 1998).

Top 25 Paid Rodeo/Concert Attendance Records – Individual Performances

RANK DATE ATTENDANCE PERFORMER(S)
1
Sunday,
March 18, 2018
75,577 Garth Brooks
2
Sunday,
March 11, 2018
Go Tejano Day
75,565
Calibre 50
3 Sunday,
March 19, 2017
Go Tejano Day
75,557 Banda El Recodo
Siggno
4 Sunday,
March 13, 2016
Go Tejano Day
75,508 Banda Los Recoditos
Los Huracanes Del Norte
5 Sunday,
March 15, 2015
Go Tejano Day
75,357
La Arrolladora Banda El Limon
La Maquinaria Nortena
6
Sunday,
March 10, 2013
Go Tejano Day
75,305
Julion Alvarez 
Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon
7 Saturday,
March 16, 2013
75,242 Luke Bryan
8
Friday,
March 15, 2013
75,238 Blake Shelton
9
Sunday,
March 16, 2014
Go Tejano Day
75,224
Banda MS and Pesado
10 Thursday,
March 14, 2013
75,217 Pitbull
11 Thursday,
March 13, 2014
75,214 Maroon 5
12 Thursday,
March 7, 2013
75,177
Bruno Mars
13
Saturday,
March 21, 2015
75,167 Brad Paisley
14
Thursday,
March 10, 2016
 75,082  Luke Bryan
15
Monday,
March 17, 2014
75,078
Luke Bryan
16
Tuesday,
March 17, 2015
75,068
Ariana Grande
17
Friday,
March 7, 2014
Black Heritage Day
75,067 Usher
18 Thursday,
March 20, 2014
75,054 Blake Shelton
19
Thursday,
March 16, 2017
75,033 Luke Bryan
20
Tuesday,
Feb. 27, 2018

75,018
Garth Brooks
21
Thursday,
March 19, 2015
Saturday,
March 17, 2018

75,016
Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
22
Wednesday,
March 18, 2015
75,015
Florida Georgia Line
23
Friday,
March 16, 2018
75,014
Chris Stapleton
24
Friday,
March 13, 2015
75,013 Pitbull
25 Sunday,
March 23, 2014
75,012 Zac Brown Band

NRG Stadium Attendance Record

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

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