NFR Express to include Las Vegas Convention Center and 22 hotel properties
LAS VEGAS – November 24, 2014 – Rodeo fans looking for transportation to and from the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) will have the option to utilize the complimentary shuttle bus service – the NFR Express – with routes from the Las Vegas Convention Center and NFR official host hotels on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown to the Thomas & Mack Center.
From Thursday, Dec. 4 through Saturday, Dec. 13, shuttle buses will pick up in front of the NFR Cowboy Christmas Gift Show/Cowboy FanFest located at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This one-way route will serve as the Rodeo Express Shuttle and will run from the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall directly to the Thomas & Mack Center.
Also beginning on Dec. 4, the NFR Express will begin complimentary routes to and from the NFR sponsor hotels. There are now fourteen routes, covering 22 hotel properties.
“The NFR Express offers one of the most efficient means to get to the Thomas & Mack Center,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events. “In addition to the routes that service our hotel partners, there is a one-way shuttle that allows fans to move efficiently from Cowboy Christmas and Cowboy FanFest to the arena. Due to increased traffic and parking congestion at the Thomas & Mack Center, we encourage fans to consider this complimentary mode of transportation.”
In 2014, all Wrangler NFR performances begin at 6:45 p.m. (PT). NFR Express will begin pick-ups at 5 p.m. (PT) and include return service until 10:30 p.m. (PT). There is no shuttle bus service during the actual rodeo performance.
Rodeo fans are urged to utilize the NFR Express for round-trip transportation. In addition, fans are asked to allow approximately 15 minutes for traffic conditions from each hotel pick-up point. The NFR Express routes and pick-up points are as follows:
Route 1 – Express Shuttle
- Cowboy Christmas/FanFest – LVCC North Hall by the flag pole
- MGM Grand – West Wing lobby entrance
- Sam’s Town – Back entrance (next to McDonald’s)
- Excalibur – Rear rotunda
- Tropicana – North entrance (facing Tropicana Blvd.)
Mandalay Bay – Tour & Travel lobby
- Wynn – South Tower bus loop
Venetian – Tour bus lobby
- Circus Circus – Front entrance
Riviera – South entrance
- Aria (City Center) – Tour bus lobby
Monte Carlo – West valet entrance
- Orleans – Main entrance
- Golden Nugget – Carson Tower entrance
The D Las Vegas – Main entrance
- The Mirage – North valet entrance
Treasure Island (TI) – Bus loading zone, near the South Side Valet
- Flamingo – Tour Bus area (across from main valet)
Silver Sevens – West entrance
- Gold Coast – Main entrance
Palms – Main entrance (at end of Porte-Cochere)
- Silverton – Main entrance
South Point – Main entrance (outside Porte-Cochere)
For more information on the Wrangler NFR, Cowboy Christmas Gift Show and Cowboy FanFest, please visit www.NFRexperience.com or through social media at /LasVegasNFR and use #WranglerNFR.
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