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TICKET FAQ's

General

When do tickets go on sale? Tickets for the 2022 Rodeo will go on Thursday, May 5th, 2022.

When does the Ticket Office open? The Ticket Office will open beginning Thursday, May 5th, 2022, from 10am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Can tickets be refunded or exchanged? We do not refund or exchange any tickets.

When do we stop mailing tickets? 10 days before event date, but tickets can be held at will call or you can choose mobile tickets.

When are tickets mailed out? If you purchased tickets online and selected mail delivery, they will be mailed out within 10 business days.

How do I pick up Will Call tickets? Will call tickets must be picked up by the person whose name is on the order, and they must bring a photo ID to the Ticket Office. If you need to change the name of the person picking up tickets, please email tickets@carodeo.com.

Can I pick up my tickets instead of printing them out? No, the delivery method chosen at checkout is final.

What if my tickets were lost or damaged? Tickets that were lost or damaged and were purchased at the Ticket Office cannot be replaced. Tickets that were lost or damaged and were purchased online can be found using the “Lost Ticket” feature on the Tickets page.

What if an event is canceled? In the event an event is canceled and you purchased your tickets online, you will automatically be refunded the ticket price — except applicable fees — if you ordered your tickets online through carodeo.com. No additional action is needed, and you won’t need to reach out. Refunds will be delivered — except applicable fees — to the same credit card used for purchase. The refund process should take 30 days. You can email questions about ticket refunds to tickets@carodeo.com. Tickets purchased at the Ticket Office will need to be refunded in person at the Ticket Office or by completing a form online, once available.

What if an event is postponed? In the event an event is postponed, you will be contacted via email (if an email was provided at checkout) with the new event information as soon as we are updated. Unless notified otherwise, your tickets will be valid for the new event date. If you are unable to make the new event date and refunds have been approved by the artist, team, venue and/or promoter, you will need to contact the Ticket Office via email at tickets@carodeo.com.

What are the dates for the Rodeo? This year’s Rodeo will take place from July 21st through the 24th. Bull Riding will be Wednesday, July 20th, 2022.

Any questions please feel free to contact the Ticket Office at 800-549-4989, 831-772-6500 or tickets@carodeo.com

Rodeo

Is disabled and/or handicapped accessible seating available? Seating is available in front of the box seats in the West Grandstand. Each person is allowed 1 companion seat with purchase of an accessible seat. Handicap seating alternates with one bleacher with 2 seats and a space for 1 wheelchair.

How old does a child need to be to have a ticket? Children 2 & up must purchase a ticket. Children under 2 are free but must sit on a lap. Children ages 2 to 12 can purchase a discounted kid’s ticket when available.

What sections are covered? Rows 21 & up are covered in the West Grandstand, however shade may start at a higher or lower row depending on where the sun is.

What row is closest to the arena? In the West and North Grandstands, the lettered box seats are closest to the track and arena respectively, followed by row 1 in the numbered sections. In the South Grandstand, Row 1 in Sections 55-60 are the closest to the arena.

What are box seats? Box seats are premium individual seats in the North and West Grandstands. They are the seats closest to the arena and track respectively. Our box seats are split into two rows of three seats, six seats total per box. Most of these seats are sold to Season Ticket Holders, any boxes not purchased by them may be released to the public.

What is general admission? General admission is first come first serve seating in the upper portion of the North Grandstand.

What events take place? The arena features bareback riding, saddle bronc riding bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, and more. On the track there are also specialty performances, horse races, barrel racing, mutton busting and more.

What other things are there to do at the California Rodeo Salinas? We have plenty of food and merchandise vendors across the midway as well as underneath the West Grandstand in the mall. We also have a Kids Corral that is free. It is filled with games and activities for kids. For those 21 and over we have the Coors Banquet Bull Xing Cantina, the Pendleton Saloon, and the Lowell Farms Short Branch Bar.

When do Bull Xing Tickets go on sale? Tickets to the Coors Banquet Bull Xing Cantina will go on sale Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at 10am ONLINE. It will be a combo ticket to the Rodeo and the Tent. Seating will be located in the General Admission Section.

How can I purchase VIP tickets? VIP tickets are only sold in Sponsor packages. If you would like to get more information on Sponsor Packages please contact Victoria Carlisle, Sponsor Manager at vcarlisle@carodeo.com.

Bull Riding

Is disabled and/or handicapped accessible seating available? Seating is available in front of the box seats in the West Grandstand. Each person is allowed 1 companion seat with purchase of an accessible seat. Handicap seating alternates with one bleacher with 2 seats and a space for 1 wheelchair.

How old does a child need to be to have a ticket? Children 2 & up must purchase a ticket. Children under 2 are free but must sit on a lap. Children ages 2 to 12 can purchase a discounted kid’s ticket when available.

What sections are covered? Rows 21 & up are covered in the West Grandstand, however shade may start at a higher or lower row depending on where the sun is.

What are box seats? Box seats are premium individual seats in the West Grandstands. They are the seats closest to the track. Our box seats are split into two rows of three seats, six seats total per box. Most of these seats are sold to Season Ticket Holders, any boxes not purchased by them may be released to the public.

Is there general admission? There is no General Admission for the Bull Riding event, all seats are assigned.

What other things are there to do at the event? We have plenty of food and merchandise vendors across the midway as well as underneath the West Grandstand in the mall. For those 21 and over we have the Coors Banquet Bull Xing Cantina, and Short Branch Bar.

When do Bull Xing Tickets go on sale? Tickets to the Coors Banquet Bull Xing Cantina will go on sale Thursday, May 5th, 2022, at 10am ONLINE. It will be a combo ticket to the Bull Riding and the Tent. Seating will be located in the Upper Grandstand of the Sections 18-22.

How can I purchase VIP tickets? VIP tickets are only sold in Sponsor packages. If you would like to get more information on Sponsor Packages please contact Victoria Carlisle, Sponsor Manager at vcarlisle@carodeo.com.

Monster Jam

When will ticket go on sale? Tickets will go on sale ONLINE starting April 19th, 2022.

What day and time is the performance? Monster Jam will be at the Salinas Sports Complex on Sunday, June 26th, 2022, at 2pm. Doors will open at 12pm.

Toby Keith Concert-Canceled

Please click HERE for the refund process

Banda MS Concert

What day and time is the performance? Banda MS will be at the Salinas Sports Complex on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, at 7pm. Doors will open at 5pm.

What if I have misplaced my tickets? If you have lost your tickets, please use the “Lost Ticket” feature on our website.

Are there refunds or exchanges being offered? No, we do no offer refunds on tickets.

Will I be able to upgrade my ticket? If on the day of the show we have tickets available, there may be upgrades inside the venue.

I purchased tickets from another website, how do I get the tickets? We are not responsible for tickets bought from a third-party seller. Please contact the place where you bought them from. Please not that tickets bought from unauthorized sources may not be valid for entry.

What does the VIP ticket include? The VIP ticket gives you the closest access to the front of the stage as well as access to the VIP tents on the side. There will be food and drinks available for purchase.


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