The Salinas Sports Complex will host several community events in 2018; the box office will open for the season on Monday, March 26th at 10am. Tickets for the May 6th Monster Jam will be available online, via phone or at the window starting at 10am. Tickets will be available via phone or at the window at 10am for the Big Week Professional Bull Riding July 18th, California Rodeo Salinas July 19th through the 22nd and Bulls of Summer Professional Bull Riding August 25th while online sales for those three events will start at noon on March 26th. Limited tickets for the Rodeo Kick Off Concert featuring Blake Shelton are available online now and will be available by phone and at the window on March 26th at 10am. Tickets can be purchased by calling 800-549-4989, visiting the Box Office at 1034 N. Main Street in Salinas between 10am and 6pm Monday through Friday or by visiting the following websites: www.salinassportscomplex.com, www.carodeo.com or www.tickets.com any time after the box office opens for each event.
The 108th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 19th through the 22nd, offering family-friendly entertainment at affordable prices for two night performances and two day performances. Children (ages 2-12) tickets cost $7* for general admission or reserved grandstand tickets. Adult general admission grandstand tickets are $15* and reserved grandstand tickets are $20.* Call the Box Office for information about season tickets which include the same seats for all four rodeo performances. The Rodeo features professional cowboys competing in team roping, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie down roping, bareback riding and saddle bronc riding in the arena while clowns, specialty acts and barrel racers perform on the track. The freestyle bullfights cap off each performance and the night shows on Thursday and Friday end with finale fireworks. Gates open at 4pm on Thursday July 19th and Friday July 20th with the show starting at 6pm both nights. Gates open on Saturday July 21st and Sunday July 22nd at 10am with matinee performances starting at 1:15pm. Outside of the action on the track and in the arena, fans can purchase a variety of foods including churros, corn dogs, barbecue and more while they shop on the midway, visit the heritage museum or kids corral or have a beverage in one of the cantinas.
The Big Week Professional Bull Riding takes place on Wednesday, July 18th and is part of the PBR’s Touring Pro Division. Presented by Salinas Valley Ford, grandstand tickets start at $10* for children ages 2-12 and are $28* to $38* depending on the row for adults. Box seats are $55* for each seat regardless of age. This Professional Bull Riding event has sold out for the past four years.
Country megastar Blake Shelton headlines the Big Week Kick Off Concert on Friday, July 13th. Presented by Taylor Farms, this show will be one of the biggest in the history of concerts at the Salinas Sports Complex. Only limited tickets are still available for $25* and are general admission seats in the north grandstand which will have a partially obstructed view. All premium seats sold out on January 18th, the day that tickets went on sale. Gates will open at 5pm and music starts at 7pm with opening acts to be announced at a later date.
Monster Jam is the first event of the season Sunday, May 6th with gates opening at noon and the show starting at 2pm. This family friendly event features giant trucks and more. Tickets are all reserved with prices as follows: $14* for children ages 2-12 and $28* for adults in the north and south grandstands, $15 for children ages 2-12 and $30* for adults in the west grandstand, box seats are $40* regardless of age.
The Bulls of Summer Professional Bull Riding will return to the Salinas Sports Complex for the 2nd time on Saturday, August 25th. This event is part of the PBR’s Velocity Tour and will feature top riders on the circuit. Gates open at 5pm and the show starts at 7pm. Grandstand tickets start at $10* for children ages 2-12 and are $28* to $38* depending on the row for adults. Box seats are $55* for each seat regardless of age.
Check www.carodeo.com frequently for updates leading up to these events.
*all tickets subject to additional fees.
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About California Rodeo Salinas
The 108th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 19th-22nd, 2018. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $400,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.