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Oklahoma City – ExpressLazy E Sports Productions in conjunction with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) announced today that the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (DNCFR) will move to Oklahoma City beginning in 2011.  The annual event will be held at the State Fairgrounds Arena March 31 – April 3, 2011.  The 2011 DNCFR will be one of the richest rodeos in the world.

The DNCFR is the showcase event of each year’s circuit season. Each of the 12 PRCA circuits sends two competitors in each event to the DNCFR – the year-end earnings champion and the winner of each Dodge-sponsored circuit final – to compete for cash, a national championship and a Dodge vehicle voucher. The DNCFR was held in Pocatello, Idaho, from 1987-2010. The Championship is among the most prestigious titles a rodeo cowboy can win and will feature all seven rodeo events including bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and bull riding.
“The PRCA is excited to bring another major professional rodeo event back to Oklahoma,” said PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman. “The people of Oklahoma have always proven to be great rodeo fans and now, in addition to this fall’s November 5-6 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, we’ll take the DNCFR to Oklahoma City in the spring.”

From 1965-78, the Oklahoma State Fair Arena (then known as the Jim Norick State Fair Arena) was home to the National Finals Rodeo where, under the direction of general manager Clem McSpadden, it became a major league sports event.

“The goal of the PRCA is to grow our events, and we can’t think of a better place to do that than Oklahoma City – a metropolitan location in the heart of this great country,” Stressman continued. “We’ve always appreciated how supportive Oklahomans are of the sport of professional rodeo.”

Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo Moves to Oklahoma City



“Bringing this multi-million dollar event here is another way for Oklahoma City to continue to establish itself as a destination,” said Express Employment Professional CEO Bob Funk.  “Oklahoma City has been without championship rodeo for over 25 years.  This annual event will not only bring national championship rodeo back to Oklahoma City but will give the area a nice boost from over 30,000 visitors to our city.”

Tickets for the event will go on sale December 1.  For more information, contact the Express-Lazy E at 282-RIDE or 232-GOAL.

About ExpressLazy E Sports Production
ExpressLazy E is a partnership between Bob Funk Sr., Lazy E Arena and Prodigal LLC.  As a group, they have been involved in the production of roughstock and rodeo events for the past 27 years. Events such as the Timed Event Championship, the National Finals Steer Roping, Bullnanza, PBR, professional hockey, and the Oklahoma Redhawks have been some of the events produced by the team at ExpressLazy E Sports production.

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