CNFR's Economic Impact

by Brittany Moore, 
The College National Finals Rodeo is far more than just a rodeo for the Casper area. According to local tourism officials, CNFR brings in around $8.1 million to the Casper Economy. 
With hotels and restaurants packed throughout the week, CNFR is by far the Oil City's biggest weekend in terms of tourism revenue. The only events that come close to the rodeo in terms of economic impact in Casper are the five different high school athletics championships. Those five events combined don't even bring in as much revenue as CNFR.