Poly Royal Rodeo

April 12th – 15th, 2023 at the Cotton Rosser Rodeo Complex in the Manfred & Jean Sander Arena

Poly Royal tickets are on sale at ticketscalpoly.evenue.net

Poly Royal Rodeo 2023 FAQs 

Poly Royal Event Details: 

What time does Poly Royal Rodeo start?  

The Poly Royal Rodeo Performances will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.  A concert will follow the performance at 8:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. 

What should I wear to Poly Royal Rodeo?  

Western attire and close-toed shoes are encouraged.  

Will there be Cal Poly Rodeo merchandise available for purchase at the rodeo?  


Will there be food and beverages available for purchase at the rodeo? 

Yes. We will have a variety of concessions available for purchase.  

Where should I park?  

Parking will be available in surrounding parking lots on campus. More parking information coming soon.

Will there be live music at the event?  

We will have concerts each night following the rodeo performances.  

Is there is a clear bag policy? 

No, but clear bags are encouraged. 

Student Night Event Details: 

What is the Cal Poly Rodeo Showcase and Concert? 

Cal Poly students are invited to attend the rodeo showcase night on Wednesday, April 12th. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and gates open at 5:30 p.m. 


When and where can I purchase Poly Royal 2023 tickets? 

Tickets are on sale at ticketscalpoly.evenue.net 

Will tickets be sold at the door on the day of the event?  


Are there VIP tickets available for purchase? 

General Admission tickets are available to purchase for the public. VIP tickets are available through sponsorships and donations. Please see information below on how to sponsor or donate to the program. 

How do I get my Poly Royal tickets? 

Your tickets will be emailed to you and available to download onto your phone. Tickets will also be available at will-call at the event. You will have the option to choose your delivery method when checking out online. 

Sponsorship and Donations:

Rodeo Boosters

 Direct contributions to support scholarship funds and capital improvements can be made through the Rodeo Boosters. Please visit rodeoboosters.com/donate to donate. 

What sponsorship opportunities are available for Poly Royal Rodeo?  

Click HERE for sponsorship information. 

I would like to sponsor Poly Royal Rodeo in exchange for marketing assets and tickets. How do I become a sponsor? 

Contact our Poly Royal Sponsorship Manager Heather Hellman at  hhellman@mustangsportsproperties.com 

I would like to support Cal Poly Rodeo and receive Poly Royal tickets but do not want any marketing assets. What can I do?  

Click HERE for donor information. 

You can donate to the Cal Poly Rodeo Program through our online giving platform. For questions, please contact Rodeo Program Coordinator, Kindra Fulton at rodeo@calpoly.edu.  

I am a Poly Royal Rodeo sponsor or Cal Poly Rodeo donor. Where can I get my tickets?  

Sponsor and donor tickets will be emailed to you. Tickets will NOT be available for pick up at the banquet. You will receive your wristbands for specific seating upon arrival at the event.  

Alumni Roping 

What is the Alumni Roping? 

Cal Poly alumni are welcome to enter our Alumni Roping to compete for a chance to rope in the Poly Royal Rodeo performances on Friday and Saturday. The roping will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday April 13th at the Cotton Rosser Rodeo Complex. 

How can I enter the Alumni Roping?  

$100 per entry. Entry tickets are not live until March but will be available to register for the roping at ticketscalpoly.evenue.net.  

Poly Royal Banquet 

When and where is the Poly Royal Banquet?  

The 2023 Poly Royal Rodeo Banquet will be held at the Alex Madonna Expo Center on Thursday, April 13th from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:00. Dinner is included.  

Who can attend the Poly Royal Banquet?  

Poly Royal sponsors, rodeo team members, parents, alumni and friends of Cal Poly Rodeo are invited to attend the banquet.  

Where can I buy tickets for the banquet? 

Tickets are available for purchase at ticketscalpoly.evenue.net. Tickets will not be sold at the door.  

I am a parent-supporter of a rodeo student. Do I need to purchase a banquet ticket? 


I am a West Coast Region rodeo student. Do I need to purchase a banquet ticket? 

Yes. Anyone attending the banquet must purchase a ticket unless otherwise specified. 

I am a Poly Royal Rodeo sponsor. Do I need to purchase a banquet ticket?  

Yes, unless otherwise specified in your sponsorship agreement.  

What should I wear to the banquet? 

Western cocktail attire is encouraged.  

Contact Us

Rodeo Boosters
P.O. Box 13727
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

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