Changes May Be Coming to Nite Rodeo
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 8, 2018
The Cody Nite Rodeo may see some changes next year.
The Mo Betta Rodeo Company owned by Maury and Nicky Tate has operated the event for the last 15 years, but their contract will be coming to an end in 2019. According to an article in the Cody Enterprise, the Stampede Board is opening up their options, sending letters out to the 250 PRCA contractors nationwide inviting them to submit bids.
The Cody Nite Rodeo is the longest running nightly rodeo in the world, having put on the event every evening from June 1st through the end of August since 1938.
Jim Facinelli, who has been on the Stampede Board for the last 48 years, told the newspaper that they are seeking new bidders now so that should a new applicant be chosen, they will be able to learn from the Tates to make for an easier transition.
Since Mo Betta took over the operation, the 80-year-old rodeo has set several attendance records, increased sponsorships, and introduced new events.