Stampede Rodeo at Adirondack Bank Center

The Adirondack Bank Center in Utica is being transformed into a rodeo.

Crews laid 225 tons of the dirt on the arena floor Tuesday. They'll also be setting up chutes, holding areas, the roping area and the performance area for the Stampede July 11 & 12.

Tye Eglin, the owner and operator of the Lucky E Rodeo Company, says folks attending the rodeo will be in for a great time.

The Utica Stampede will feature eight different events -- Bull riding, Bareback Horse Riding, Saddle Bronc Horse Riding, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, and Steer Wrestling

The Utica Stampede Rodeo takes place on Thursday, July 11th and Friday, July 12th.

Tickets are available at empirestatetix.com.