Country music king George Strait's legendary venue, the San Antonio Rose Palace, announced on their Facebook page late last week that they'll be closing their doors after 40 years of hosting "western lifestyle events," rodeos, circuses, horse shows and equestrian competitions in Texas.
The San Antonio Rose Palace was erected in the late 1970s and purchased by George Strait in 1998 who breathed new life into the venue and began its most popular event, the George Strait Team Roping Classic. Located in Boerne, just northwest of San Antonio at 25665 Boerne Stage Road, the venue sits on 71.3 acres with two covered arenas, two lighted outdoor arenas, event parking, a clubhouse and snackbar, an arena paddock, 4,500 seats, RV connections, retail space and over 500 horse stalls.
The venue's management team, RP3 Management, posted that the San Antonio Rose Palace will officially close on August 1. Future shows that were already on the calendar for after that date will be canceled. Details weren't given as to what might happen to the area in the future, though it is evident that it will go up for sale for an unknown price.
"We have no further information beyond this available at this time," RP3 Management writes. "Social media spreads news faster than the hottest, wind whipped wildfire and we have heard countless speculations, rumors and fielded questions. Thank you for respecting our time during this transition as we work to serve our final events of this month and close the facility." They went on to add, "We would like to recognize our dedicated Team who have served under the Rose Palace brand: Federico, Mario, Manuel, Emilio and Alicia. Their tireless efforts made a lasting impression on the promoters and contestants that chose to ride in these arenas."
In the comments on the sudden, somber Facebook post, many are already mourning the loss of the unique events held on Boerne Stage Rd.
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