1,000 cubic yards of dirt layers the Foster Communications Coliseum floor as the 2018 San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo is around the corner.
For close to 30 years the dirt you see every year on the coliseum floor has been the same during the rodeo.
By the time workers finish, it is close to a foot deep across the entire floor of the Foster Communications Coliseum.
Crews use lasers to make sure the dirt is leveled for consistent depth of 11 inches, it’s a special blend of clay sand and silt. The dirt is conditioned for each performance by a special harrow pulled by a tractor.
The first rodeo performance is Friday, February 2.
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