Stands at the Santa Maria Elks Event Center are being taken down in order to expand seating for the next rodeo.
Officials say the rodeo is outgrowing the capacity of the current seating. The rodeo is looking at different ways to increase seating and create a VIP area, though no specific plan has yet been decided.
"We’re considering a lot of different options as far as how it’s going to be, but all of it will be focused on improving our fans’ experience," said Santa Maria Elks Recreation President Peter Sterling.
Organizers hope to have new stands up before the next rodeo.