The rodeo house will close on August 1st.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
July 19, 2018

Say it ain't so: George Strait's San Antonio Rose Palace is about to be another cowboy that rides away, so to speak. After 40+ years of welcoming guests to rodeos, horse shows, and more, the beloved venue is shuttering its doors August 1st.

"Contestants, Producers and Friends – For 40+ years the San Antonio Rose Palace has hosted western lifestyle events ranging from horse shows of varying disciplines, rodeos, circuses and the most popular of all, the George Strait Team Roping Classic. RP3 Management, who has had the pleasure of managing this iconic facility for a short while, was recently informed that the ownership has decided to close the doors effective August 1, 2018. We are told the property will be listed for sale and had to cancel all future shows for 2018 and beyond," the San Antonio Rose Palace wrote in a recent Facebook post.

As Wide Open Country reported, George Strait — a Texas native — bought the establishment in 1998 and created the property's signature event, the George Strait Team Roping Classic, an exceedingly popular rodeo.

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If you don't have any San Antonio Rose Palace memories or want to make a few more at this San Antonio icon, there's still time to make them: Check out their calendar of events here.