MRA adds upgraded, reserve seating package

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There are more rodeo admission options available at the 2014 Sitting Bull Stampede with the addition of reserved seats above the bucking chutes.

Money generated from the sale of Gold Buckle seating will go to the Mobridge Rodeo Association. Two areas above the bucking chutes will each have tables and seating for eight people. The cost is $500 and includes more than just a great view of the rodeo action.

“They get eight burgers and a case of beer,” MRA president Michele Harrison said. Gold Buckle reservations can be made by calling Pat Thorstenson at 605-848-1299.

The rodeo performances are at 7:30 p.m. on July 2, 3 and 4. General admission, reserved seats and back gate passes are available through the Mobridge Chamber of Commerce at 845-2387. Admission prices range from $12 to $15 for adults and $4 to $8 for children.

July 2 is Kids’ Night. Kids get in for $4 when accompanied by an adult. A fireworks display will follow the July 4 performance. Parades are scheduled for July 3 and 4, and a tent dance will be held on Main Street after the July 3 performance. “Cowboy” Kenny Bartram’s Steel Rodeo, a freestyle motocross exhibition, will provide added entertainment at each rodeo performance.

The Sitting Bull Stampede is one of the longest-running PRCA rodeos in the country when consecutive performances are considered. The 2014 performance will mark the 69th year. About 4,000 people watched 447 contestants from 27 states, Canada and Australia compete for $57,000 in prize money at the 2013 Stampede.

- Travis Svihovec -

 

 

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