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Frequently Asked Questions



When do tickets go on sale? Tickets for the 2022 Rodeo will go on sale in late Spring.

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 a week.

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

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 “Find My Order” 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 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 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 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

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


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 child’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.

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