Rodeo Austin and the Round Rock Express are proud to announce that “Bulls in the Ballpark,” presented by Lone Star Ag Credit, will be returning to Dell Diamond for the second year in a row! The venue will transform from a baseball diamond into a rodeo arena for the two-night bull riding event from Friday, November 5 to Saturday, November 6. Tickets start at $30 and are available now!
Born out of a unique collaboration in the fall of 2020, Bulls in the Ballpark is a two-night event that features the toughest bull riders facing off against the rowdiest bulls in PRCA Xtreme Bull Riding inside a rodeo arena built on top of the infield at Dell Diamond. Each night will also include the fan favorite Mutton Bustin’ – young cowboys and cowgirls testing their skills and trying to hold on for eight seconds!
“One of the positives from 2020 was this unique partnership between the Round Rock Express and Rodeo Austin,” Round Rock Express President Chris Almendarez said. “We put our heads together to figure out how we could combine our two organizations to provide rodeo fans in Central Texas with live entertainment while enhancing Rodeo Austin’s mission to raise millions for Texas kids. We are honored to continue our partnership into 2021 with the second annual Bulls in the Ballpark!”
Both nights will showcase 35 top bull riders competing for $35,000. Gates are scheduled to open each night at 6:00 p.m. with the event beginning at 7:00 p.m. Rodeo Austin fans will once again see and hear some familiar faces and voices at Bulls in the Ballpark. Wayne Brooks, award-winning announcer and long-time voice of Rodeo Austin, will be at the mic. Justin Rumford, Rodeo Austin’s barrel man, will also be bringing his specialty acts to the performances.
“Last November Rodeo Austin and the Round Rock Express found a way to safely bring a unique experience and some gritty fun to thousands of people with Bulls in the Ballpark. Our two organizations working together created a one-of-a-kind, live event in a world-class venue – Xtreme Bull Riding and Mutton Bustin’ in a baseball stadium! It’s the sort of thing that can happen when people come together to support Rodeo Austin’s mission of growing the next generation of Texas kids,” said Rob Golding CEO of Rodeo Austin. “We are thrilled to partner with the Round Rock Express team to hold this event again on November 5 and 6 at Dell Diamond. This sort of gritty fun will help Rodeo Austin raise millions of dollars to help grow the next generation of Texas kids. And who said you can’t bring dozens of wild bulls into the middle of a baseball stadium?!”
Tickets for the second annual Bulls in the Ballpark event at Dell Diamond are available now!
About Rodeo Austin
Rodeo Austin is a not-for-profit that provides real experiences and gritty fun to raise millions for Texas kids. Since 1938, we’ve been a mission with a rodeo that has brought heritage and entertainment to our community. Rodeo Austin is a year-round non-profit funded by a month-long real western experience held every March. Rodeo-goers get to do things they can do nowhere else including a ProRodeo, one-of-a-kind concerts, carnival and a livestock show. All while raising millions for Texas kids. Come be part of real Texas grit!