The Plaza Hotel & Casino is your home for all things Rodeo
Throughout the Plaza’s 35-year history, the Plaza has been a destination for rodeo fans. National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas brings the best of Las Vegas with none shining brighter than the Plaza Hotel Casino, official hotel sponsor of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).
The Plaza Hotel & Casino won Gold in five categories for Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annual list of the Best of Las Vegas. Las Vegas visitors and locals choose their favorite businesses and vote for their favorites in several categories.
The Plaza is excited to be chosen by our customers for:
- Best Downtown Hotel
- Best Downtown Slots
- Best Downtown Hotel Pool
- Best Bingo
- Best Steakhouse – Oscar’s Steakhouse
Now we are adding a new category to the list. Downtown Las Vegas’ best practice arena.
The Plaza is hosting downtown Las Vegas’ first and only practice arena and stalls presented by Hell-O-Matic. We want to make all cowboys and cowgirls feel at home. That’s why we built a 100 ft. x 240 ft. practice area with 120 VIP stalls and 24-hour security.
The practice arena will be located right outside the Plaza, in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Team roping practices are being held daily Dec. 4-16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with grade A and B live steers. Come and see some of Rodeo’s best show off their skills before they perform in front of a packed arena at the Thomas and Mack Center.
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the season-ending championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and is the world’s premier rodeo. Held annually since 1959 – some of the greatest cowboys in history have competed in several events including:
- Bareback riding
- Steer wrestling
- Team roping
- Saddle bronc riding
- Tie-down roping
- Barrel racing
- And of course, bull riding!
Why should you come visit the Plaza during the NFR?
Roy Cooper, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame member, thinks you’d love it here. “Nowhere else in downtown Las Vegas can you find the great amenities that the Plaza is offering. The Plaza has really stepped up – especially by building an arena and stalls – all to make cowboys like me feel at home”.
Guests staying at the Plaza can reserve two stalls and trailer/truck parking at a special rate.
Every night of the NFR, the Plaza will host a free viewing party in its new Plaza Events Center, which has 18 large high-definition television screens and seats up to 400 guests. You’ll feel like you are part of the action from the comfort of your seat with drink and food specials.
For those that like to be closer to the action, we’ll take you to the NFR.
Guests can take advantage of the Plaza’s free shuttle service to the Thomas and Mack Center offered nightly from 5 to 7 p.m. and returning 9 to 10:30 p.m.
Our shuttles are a great place to talk about all the amazing action you just witnessed and will back to the Plaza for nightly Live NFR Feed Viewing Parties with live entertainment and of course, food and drink specials because the fun is only beginning.
If you got enough live action and fun at the NFR, relax at the Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas (as voted on by Las Vegas visitors and locals), and enjoy NFR food specials.
There is only one thing more legendary than the Plaza’s history and award-winning service, Oscar Goodman.
Oscar Goodman, known best as the “Happiest Mayor in the Universe”, served three terms as mayor of the city of Las Vegas.
In December 2011, former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman opened a unique Steakhouse. Located inside of the iconic dome of the Plaza Hotel and Casino. Guests are treated to a spectacular view of Fremont Street.
Known for its perfectly aged steaks cooked over a 600-degree grill, Oscar’s Steakhouse will have three special menus during the NFR.
We want the Plaza to feel like home, that’s why we are offering these three NFR Specials:
- Special braised short rib over country grits with fried onions
- Slow roasted prime rib with loaded mashed potatoes and green beans
- A whiskey BBQ glazed sirloin steak with a baked potato and brussel sprouts
Each of these meals are only $35.
Reservations for dinner are recommended and can be made online. You may even catch Oscar himself enjoying a martini and sharing stories of old Las Vegas. Come join us now.