Entering the Salinas Sports Complex for the 2021 California Rodeo Salinas-Contestants:HIGH TRAFFIC ALERT: Our Horse Parades can cause a bit of a back up to enter the grounds (or re-enter). Please avoid entering or re-entering on Thursday, September 23rd and Friday, September 24th between 5:30 and 6:30pm and Saturday, September 25th and Sunday, September 26th between noon and 1:15pm. You risk being stuck in traffic during those times.
Traffic will be controlled by Rodeo Barn Committee on Maryal Drive behind the Salinas Sports Complex/Arena starting the Monday of Big Week at 8am through Sunday at 6pm. Contestant vehicles should enter via Laurel Drive and turn right onto Maryal Drive.
If you exit highway 101 traveling North, you will take the North Main Street exit and make your first right onto Bernal to proceed to Maryal Drive and make a left onto Maryal and then another left into the barn area.
If you exit highway 101 traveling South via Laurel Drive, you will turn left onto Laurel Drive and proceed to Maryal and make a right then another right into the barn area.
***Contestants must obtain a barn pass sticker from the Barn Office and ATTACH IT to your vehicle for in and out privileges in the Barn Area.***
Rodeo grounds parking is for contestants only. No saving camping spaces on the Rodeo Grounds. Friends and extended family with additional rigs must make other parking arrangements. If they are planning to camp they MUST use the Monterey County Sheriff's Posse Grounds. (map below)
ON SITE PARKING
GENERAL PARKING $10 PER DAY
15’ x 50’ SPACE* PER CONTESTANT NO CHARGE
OFF SITE PARKING
MONTEREY COUNTY SHERIFF’S POSSE GROUNDS (Map below)
LOCATED AT 395 OLD NATIVIDAD RD, SALINAS, CA
DRY CAMPING NO CHARGE
PENS AVAILABLE $15 PER DAY
-There will be a special parking area for day use for contestants that are parked at the MCSP Grounds. Look for signage for the SAM LINDER LOT off of Laurel & Maryal Drive.
*NO OVERSIZE TRAILERS/RVs/RIGS- Park in Bernal Parade lot or at the Monterey County Sheriff's Posse Grounds if your rig does not fit in a 15x50 space.
Coors Banquet Bull Xing -located on the North end of the West Grandstands. Contestants gain FREE entry on Thursday, September 23rd Live music, dancing and drinks!
BARN OFFICE Phone number is 831-775-3151; no email available.