Will the Calgary Stampedes bottom line be affected by the recent economic

Will the Calgary Stampede’s bottom line be affected by the recent economic downturn? by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Jun 5, 2015 1:30 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 5, 2015 at 1:51 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The flags are up around the city and storefront windows are being decorated with animated cowpokes, but given the current state of Calgary’s economy, will the city’s biggest party be as big this year?There are signs that the bottom line could be hit like a midway whack-a-mole.Chuckwagon tarp revenue dipped by $750,000 in the recent auction and Stampede party planners have said they are waiting for their phones to ring.Bill Gray, president and chairman on the Stampede board, said he still has high hopes buoyed by strong ticket sales which he said are on pace with last year.“Certainly we understand that economic conditions have changed,” he said. “They have seen some less spending than normal on park than we have in previous years, but I think attendance will hold and I think everybody always looks forward to Stampede and they’re looking forward to the party this year maybe in particular.”He’s also optimistic that Canada’s languishing loonie will translate into more American visitors seeking a bigger bang for their buck.

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