The Days of ’47 Inc. and EnergySolutions Arena jointly announced Komatsu Equipment Company as the 2013 title sponsor of The Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo at EnergySolutions Arena this summer in downtown Salt Lake City.
Komatsu is an international company that includes a Salt Lake City-based distributor with branch offices in Utah, Nevada and Wyoming,
“Komatsu Equipment Company is honored and proud to be the title sponsor of The Days of ’47 Rodeo,” said John Pfisterer, president of Komatsu Equipment. “This event is an important part of our Days of ’47 celebration as we remember our rich history and tradition. We hope many in Utah can join us at what is shaping up to be one of the best rodeo events in the Intermountain West.”
In addition to Komatsu Equipment as the title sponsor of the rodeo, the presenting sponsors are Zions Bank and Vivint.
Some of the nation’s top professional cowboys and cowgirls will compete from July 19 to 20 and 22 to 24. All performances start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for The Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo are on sale at the EnergySolutions Arena box office and Smith’s Tix. Individual and group sales are available. Purchase tickets online at www.energysolutionsarena.com or call 801/355-SEAT.
This summer, ten gallon hats and more than 100 tons (91 t) of dirt along with bucking broncs, fast horses and eagle-eyed ropers return to the EnergySolutions Arena in the classic events such as bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling and tie-down roping. Diamond G Contractors will feature award-winning rodeo stock with more than $200,000 in prize money at stake.
Utah’s heritage and pioneer legacy has been celebrated with many activities since 1849 — two years after the first pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. A rodeo has been part of the celebration for nearly 100 years.
Today, the occasion is marked by 11 events annually, beginning with a royalty pageant in April and culminating with one of the nation’s oldest parades and the final evening of the rodeo competition on July 24.