Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo longer this year

For the first time in its 81-year history, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be 21 days instead of 20.

February 24, 2013 5:01:01 AM PST
Tomorrow night is opening night for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

More than two million people are expected to attend the Rodeo and this year, they have an extra day to enjoy all the fun. For the first time since the Rodeo premiered 81 years ago, it will be held for 21 days instead of the typical 20.

The Rodeo predicts it will have 2.3 million visitors. That means parking lots, especially the cash, lots will fill up quickly but here's a tip.

The Rodeo is encouraging visitors to download the rodeo app. It will show you a map with all the parking lots on it and tell you just how full each lot is at any given moment. You can also leave your car in one of the eight Rodeo park and rides around town and take a METRO shuttle or light rail to Reliant.

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