FORT WORTH — Rodeo fans can start buying tickets Monday morning for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, including the always popular Bulls’ Night Out competition and World’s Original Indoor Rodeo.The ticket office opens at 9 a.m. Monday and traditionally draws rodeo patrons who want to get tickets early and avoid the last-minute rush Jan. 17, when the 2014 Stock Show begins.“This annual tradition reminds us of how supportive our local community is,” said Bradford S. Barnes, president and general manager of the Stock Show.“Some of our best advocates have attended our ticket office opening for decades — it is a yearly ritual for them,” Barnes said in a news release.Rodeo events include the new Fort Worth Super Shootout on Jan. 23. The shootout is described as the next generation of rodeo and will feature champions from eight of the most prestigious rodeos across the country. Participants will compete in bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling. Tickets are $25.Bulls’ Night Out, one of the show’s most popular events, features the baddest bulls — and best bull riders — the sport can offer. The purchase of rodeo tickets allows people access to the Stock Show grounds, Coors Rodeo Roadhouse, livestock and equestrian shows, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and Cattle Raisers Museum.
Diane Smith, 817-390-7675 Twitter: @dianeasmith1