NASHVILLE, Tenn. -  Paying out nearly 2.5 million dollars in its first four years, as one of the top 10 paying rodeos, RFD-TV's The American Semi-Finals will return to the historic Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas to make dreams come true for the winning contestants who will also advance to the finals at AT&T Stadium. Kicking off "The World's Richest One Day Rodeo," RFD-TV's The American Semi-Finals will be held February 20th-24th following the qualifier, on February 18th. Tickets are now available starting at $10 and can be purchased at www.stockyardsRodeo.com.
 
The Semi-Finals will kick off on Tuesday at noon with barrel racing slack, followed by tie-down roping slack Wednesday morning. Wednesday night's bull riding will feature head-to-head action with some of the best bull riders in the world as they compete for the chance to advance to the finals, with rodeo performances beginning Thursday through Friday and concluding with the Saturday finals matinee.
 
The events and pricing is as follows:
 

Date

Time

Event

Ticket Price

Sunday, Feb 18

4:00 PM

RFD-TV's The American Qualifier

$10.00

Tuesday, Feb 20

12:00 PM

Barrel Racing Slack

$10.00

Wednesday, Feb 21

8:00 AM

Tie Down Roping Slack

$10.00

Wednesday, Feb 21

7:00 PM

Bull Riding 1st Round

$20.00

Thursday, Feb 22

7:00 PM

Performance 1

$20.00

Friday, Feb 23

7:00 PM

Performance 2

$30.00

Saturday, Feb 24

1:00 PM

Shoot Out

$30.00

 
 
Last year during the 2017 Semi-Finals, "The American dream" came true for a Brazilian bull riding champion, a steer wrestler with the biggest win of his career, a 12-year-old girl, and a couple of teenage ropers. 
 
It was Kelsey Lutjen, an “All-American” rodeo athlete and no stranger to the winner’s circle, who took home the largest barrel racing check totaling $56,067.36. 
 
Steer wrestler from Mamou, Louisiana, Rowdy Parrott, also had a big cash out at the Semi-Finals in 2017 when he brought his steer to the ground in 4.21 seconds, winning a total of $21,168. During last year’s kick off to the finals, tie-down roper, Timber Moore was awarded a check for $50,940.51 after dominating the competition with the fastest time of the night. 
 
Also making a return to the Ft. Worth Stockyards will be RFD-TV’s FanZone. Featuring hours of entertainment leading up to the nightly Semi-Finals rodeo performances, this year’s FanZone is expected to be bigger and better than ever with a new RFD-TV Store in the former Stockyards Visitor Information Center, live music, food vendors, and more. Additional line-up details to come. 
 
 
 
Standard tickets prices to The American range from $10-$150. New this year is the "All-American Package," which includes the best seats in the house, VIP Tour of AT&T Stadium, food and beverage, dirt access, and a special meet and greet with the best cowboys and cowgirls in the world, all for $500. There are also combo tickets available for the PBR Iron Cowboy event on Saturday, February 24 and The American on Sunday, February 25.
Tickets to The American Finals can be purchased online here or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.