Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo
Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo
TRAFFIC ALERT - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Allow extra time and use alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion. The Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade route (West 7th Street at Smith to 5th Street to Rice Park) will be closed beginning at 4:30 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.
Event parkers are directed to park in one of the many downtown parking ramps and lots. Click here for more detailed information.
Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo returns to Xcel Energy Center February 3 & 4, 2023. Rodeo fans can expect a trifecta of fun with action, entertainment and intense competition on the menu. Plan to witness a BATTLE TO THE FINISH as the world’s toughest cowboys are "in it to win it" in their mission to be crowned ProRodeo’s World Champion.
Fans will experience the absolute best of the best in cowboy athletes in Saint Paul as competition heats up to qualify for the multi-million dollar National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Every dollar the cowboys win puts them one step closer to the crown, and top contenders from across the U.S. will be lining up to compete in Saint Paul. We are proud to be ProRodeo!
Expect edge-of-your-seat action, eight seconds at a time. Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo will spotlight fan favorite events: Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bareback Riding including the thrilling winner-takes-all Showdown Round and Women’s Barrel Racing.
ProRodeo’s best in entertainment will also be featured in the 2023 edition of Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo. Roger Mooney, National Finals Rodeo announcer and fan favorite, will return to call the action and generate rodeo excitement. Comedy barrelman JJ Harrison will keep fans on the edge of their seats, and Loop Rawlins, award-winning Western entertainer extraordinaire, has worked coast-to-coast bringing the Wild West up close and personal.
Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo has doubled up on pre-show fan fun as the rodeo opens at 6 p.m. each night for a free (with ticket) pre-show event "down on the dirt." Come early for pony rides, meet the cowboys, hop in the clown’s barrel, take a seat in the bucking shoots on our live photo bulls Sonny and Silver Dollar, or get up close and personal on a behind-the-chutes tour.
NEW THIS YEAR!
Want to take your rodeo experience to the next level? Purchase access to the Pendleton Whisky Party Zone. Get as close to all the wild rodeo action as possible with access to the arena floor. Your Pendleton Whisky Party Zone pass includes a complimentary buffet of favorite fan foods, and beer, wine and soda, plus access to a private cash bar featuring Pendleton Whisky cocktails and lounge area. This is an upgrade only and must be accompanied by a valid event ticket.
Load up your family and friends and make memories to last a lifetime. For more info, visit wtrodeo.com.
Groups (12+) call 651-312-3486. Group reservations available until January 31, 2023.
Pendleton Whisky Party Zone
NEW THIS YEAR!
Want to take your rodeo experience to the next level?
Purchase access to the Pendleton Whisky Party Zone. Get as close to all the wild rodeo action as possible with access to the arena floor. Your Pendleton Whisky Party Zone pass includes a complimentary buffet of favorite fan foods and beer, wine, soda plus access to a private cash bar featuring Pendleton Whisky cocktails and lounge area.
This is an upgrade only and must be accompanied by a valid event ticket.
For enhanced safety and speed of entry, we encourage guests not to bring bags of any kind. Bags, purses and backpacks are not allowed. Clutch, wristlet and wallets sized 4" x 6" x 1.5" or smaller are allowed and subject to inspection. Medical bags and diaper bags are allowed, however, they are required to pass through x-ray screening prior to entry. Guests with medical and diaper bags must enter the arena at Gate 1. Please allow extra time for entry.
The Michelob Golden Light Taphouse is located at section 120 (gate 4) and opens at 6 p.m. The sports themed restaurant features signature specialty wings, sandwiches and sharables plus a full service bar.
Pro tip for faster mobile entry: Add your tickets to your phone's "wallet" and have a fully charged battery.
Mobile tickets are like an airline boarding pass which can be accessed with a smartphone via the Ticketmaster app or mobile site in a QR code format and scanned at the gate for entry.
Once you are within 48 hours of your event, log on to your Ticketmaster account and add the mobile tickets to your Apple Wallet/Google Wallet app. Once you have added to the app, your QR code will be accessible for entry. This bypasses the need for Wi-Fi or cellular data at the gates.
Guests are reminded to fully charge their smartphones prior to arriving at the venue in order to access mobile tickets. Click here for more information.
Cashless Payment Only
Only credit card and mobile payment (Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc.) are accepted for concessions, retail and parking transactions. Only credit card payment is accepted for box office transactions. Cash is not accepted.
Concessions - Mobile Ordering and Cashless Payment
Xcel Energy Center now has convenient and contactless in-arena mobile ordering for concessions using the NHL Mobile App, or visit the Guest Services desks in the arena for information about our menu offerings.
Credit card and mobile payment (Apple Pay, Google Pay) are accepted for concessions.
Concession availability may vary based on event.