The 2020 Houston Rodeo was one of the first major events to get canceled when the coronavirus pandemic hit the area. The Rodeo was just a few days into its run when officials decided to pull the plug for the safety of everyone involved. While officials recently said they plan for the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to go on as planned, they are now surveying the public to learn about how attendees feel about next year’s event.
Rodeo officials have been emailing ticketholders from prior years a multi-question survey designed to uncover any concerns people might have about attending the 2021 event. According to the email, the survey will “help [Rodeo organizers] understand what safety precautions and operational changes [attendees] would like to see implemented when events are held at public assembly facilities.”
“The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and NRG Park hope you and your families are healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. The sports and entertainment industry, like so many others, has been impacted by COVID-19, causing the postponement or cancellation of events,” a statement on the survey website reads. “As part of our efforts to ensure that your health and safety needs and concerns are addressed, we have partnered with CAA ICON, an internationally recognized strategic consulting firm, to ask for your input about specific measures that could be undertaken during the 2021 Rodeo.”
Many of the questions in the survey are aimed at figuring out when and if ticket buyers would be willing to attend a large scale public event like the Rodeo, such as if one would be willing to attend before a vaccine or new effective treatment for COVID-19 was in place. The survey also asks for opinions on possible mask policies the Rodeo might put in place and social distancing guidelines.
As of now, the annual BBQ contest is scheduled to kick things off on February 25 through 27, leading into the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo which will run from March 2 through March 21.
Want to share your thoughts? You can take the survey here and share your opinions and concerns about the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.