HOUSTON, Texas (KFOR) – The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been closed down over coronavirus concerns.
Livestock Show & Rodeo officials announced on the rodeo’s official Facebook page that rodeo grounds will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.
“In the interest of public health, the City of Houston and the Houston Health Department have ordered the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ to close. The grounds will close at 4 p.m. The Rodeo will respectfully and dutifully comply with the City’s order.
The Rodeo is deeply saddened; however, the safety and well-being of our guests and our community is our top priority. Out of precaution, the City has decided that this is the best course of action for our community.
A ticket refund process is still in the works and will be communicated once it is finalized.
For more information regarding this announcement, visit rodeohouston.com/2020“
The event was scheduled to run from March 3-22.