American Royal cancels 2020 Pro Rodeo

70th annual American Royal Pro Rodeo
Posted at 9:17 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 10:17:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Royals made the decision to cancel the 2020 Pro Rodeo due to COVID-19.

The event was scheduled for Sept. 25-26 in Kansas City.

"The health and safety of Kansas City is our top priority and after exploring all possible options to make the rodeo safe and financially responsible for our not-for-profit organization, the American Royal team has determined holding the Pro Rodeo this year is not viable," the organization said in a press release.

They hope to welcome fans back to the Pro Rodeo in 2021. That event is scheduled for Sept. 24-25.