Attendance

World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

Day 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Thursday 43,771  *47,883 37,580 40,905 43,453
Friday 81,038  81,894 76,990 73,175 73,433
Saturday 122,682  96,592 100,906 101,605 102,571
TOTAL 247,491  226,369 215,476 215,685 219,457

* Attendance Record

Thursday: *47,883 (2017)
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.

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Monday -- -- -- 47,900 --
Tuesday 58,730 62,062 94,349 48,322 64,185
Wednesday 82,065 79,950 70,547 86,864 70,936
Thursday 77,596 96,602 92,617 76,411 60,911
Friday 82,353 114,786 65,746 114,219 77,632
Saturday 125,012 105,258 100,172 108,527 102,009
Sunday 121,823 124,252 79,168 104,358 109,857
Monday 77,653 111,991 64,858 52,327 80,875
Tuesday 80,727 116,771 70,414 66,630 65,960
Wednesday 56,217 177,932 90,724 111,307
Thursday 103,608 161,801 96,693 92,868
Friday 101,796 140,878 142,026 81,808
Saturday 149,780 **185,667 145,940 153,312
Sunday 151,409 154,913 127,967 156,862
Monday 122,962 88,789 117,795 122,143
Tuesday 122,036 83,756 111,894 117,373
Wednesday 169,821 112,261 157,562 125,057
Thursday 129,896 100,062 145,701 150,177
Friday 105,625 90,867 140,651 159,064
Saturday 153,895 146,886 147,717 168,718
Sunday 133,874 129,323 130,533 146,331
TOTAL 2,462,030 *2,611,176 2,408,550 2,506,263

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

Paid Rodeo/Concert Attendance

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Monday -- -- -- 53,031 --
Tuesday 52,102 51,544 75,018 51,826 56,188
Wednesday 64,915 60,011 53,006 71,366 70,479
Thursday 63,044 72,803 68,288 67,115 53,114
Friday 59,236 73,660 51,965 75,580 61,851
Saturday 66,524 74,259 60,769 66,715 64,661
Sunday 71,976 74,280 61,291 74,738 74,320
Monday 60,118 70,263 58,226 51,915 58,410
Tuesday 72,149 66,740 57,350 55,782 62,581
Wednesday 54,435 73,300 60,200 72,384
Thursday 75,082 75,033 72,175 66,491
Friday 65,006 64,006 64,238 54,959
Saturday 73,714 75,008 74,177 75,121
Sunday 75,508 75,557 75,565 *75,586
Monday 70,467 60,644 70,319 69,570
Tuesday 66,340 59,142 74,701 61,436
Wednesday 70,245 65,567 70,929 74,161
Thursday 72,032 65,011 72,564 72,011
Friday 65,006 64,007 75,014 73,009
Saturday 74,810 75,000 75,016 74,929
Sunday 73,274 74,428 75,577 **
TOTAL 1,345,983 1,370,263 1,346,388 1,337,725

* Attendance Record
**See NRG Stadium Attendance Record Below


NRG Stadium 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
2019 2,506,263 1,337,725
2020
* 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 10, 2019
Go Tejano Day
75,586 Los Tigres Del Norte
2
Friday,
March 1, 2019
Black Heritage Day
75,580 Cardi B
3
Sunday,
March 18, 2018
75,577 Garth Brooks
4
Sunday,
March 11, 2018
Go Tejano Day
75,565
Calibre 50
5 Sunday,
March 19, 2017
Go Tejano Day
75,557 Banda El Recodo
Siggno
6 Sunday,
March 13, 2016
Go Tejano Day
75,508 Banda Los Recoditos
Los Huracanes Del Norte
7 Sunday,
March 15, 2015
Go Tejano Day
75,357
La Arrolladora Banda El Limon
La Maquinaria Nortena
8
Sunday,
March 10, 2013
Go Tejano Day
75,305
Julion Alvarez
Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon
9 Saturday,
March 16, 2013
75,242 Luke Bryan
10
Friday,
March 15, 2013
75,238 Blake Shelton
11
Sunday,
March 16, 2014
Go Tejano Day
75,224
Banda MS and Pesado
12 Thursday,
March 14, 2013
75,217 Pitbull
13 Thursday,
March 13, 2014
75,214 Maroon 5
14 Thursday,
March 7, 2013
75,177
Bruno Mars
15
Saturday,
March 21, 2015
75,167 Brad Paisley
16
Saturday,
March 9, 2019
75,122 Kane Brown
17
Thursday,
March 10, 2016
75,082 Luke Bryan
18
Monday,
March 17, 2014
75,078
Luke Bryan
19
Tuesday,
March 17, 2015
75,068
Ariana Grande
20
Friday,
March 7, 2014
Black Heritage Day
75,067 Usher
21 Thursday,
March 20, 2014
75,054 Blake Shelton
22
Thursday,
March 16, 2017
75,033 Luke Bryan
23
Tuesday,
Feb. 27, 2018
75,018
Garth Brooks
24
Thursday,
March 19, 2015
Saturday,
March 17, 2018
75,016
Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
25
Wednesday,
March 18, 2015
75,015
Florida Georgia Line