MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Leaders of the Southeastern Livestock Exposition (SLE) announced the cancelation of the 63rd annual SLE Rodeo and Livestock Week today. The event was to be held March 19-21, 2020 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery but was forced to postpone due to the closure of city facilities, including the coliseum, amid growing coronavirus concerns.
In monitoring conditions related to COVID-19 and the sport of rodeo both locally and nationally over the course of two months, SLE leaders made the decision to cancel the rodeo and all related events for the 2020 year.
“The rodeo has taken place in Montgomery for 62 consecutive years,” SLE President Jimmy Holliman stated following the announcement, “but the health and well-being of rodeo participants, contractors and fans is our top priority. We are confident that the 2021 rodeo will be back with a punch for all to enjoy.”
Rodeo patrons seeking refunds are encouraged to contact the agency through which tickets were purchased. If purchased through the Garrett Coliseum Box Office, contact (334) 356-6866 to request a full refund. Tickets purchased with a credit card through the SLE Rodeo Headquarters will be refunded automatically. For tickets purchased through Ticketmaster, rodeo patrons will receive an automatic refund of the ticket order amount to the method of payment used for purchase within 30 days.
Information on the 2021 SLE Rodeo and Livestock Week will be made available in coming months. Please monitor announcements and updates at www.SLERodeo.com or on the SLE Rodeo Facebook page.
For questions, please contact the Southeastern Livestock Exposition by calling (334) 265-1867.