HOUSTON – It's the start of an exciting time in Houston with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicking off this week.
The Bar-B-Que Cookoff starts Thursday and tents are already set up at NRG Park.
The rodeo also said dirt will be brought in Tuesday or Wednesday.
It takes about 600 dump-truck loads of dirt for NRG Arena and the service level at NRG Stadium.
The rodeo said the dirt is stored at an off-site property, and they reuse it every year.
The rodeo's dirt has no guidelines, but is unique due to requirements for the rodeo stage.