Attendance rose at the Calgary (Alberta) Stampede by nearly 30,000 to reach 1,174,697, up from 1,145,394 in 2010.

“We’ve been hovering around the 1.2 million mark for seven or eight years,” said Doug Fraser, media relations manager of the Stampede. “The reason it hasn’t gotten any bigger is that we need more room to put more people in. We’re packed – 1.2 million packs this park. That’s an average of 120,000 a day. It makes the Stampede the...

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