It’s a sellout Saturday night: More than 20,000 people at Stampede Grandstand

Calgary – With some hot weather and even hotter interest in the Centennial edition of the Calgary Stampede, the Stampede evening show sold out for the first time in Stampede history. More than 20,000 tickets were sold for the GMC Rangeland Derby and TransAlta Grandstand Show.



“It was a tremendous Saturday thanks to the support of Calgarians and visitors,” says Deanne Carson, vice president of Marketing and External Relations, Calgary Stampede. “We had strong attendance through the day and our guests were in a festive mood and loving the weather even when we had some moderate gate line-ups during peak hours.”


With strong interest in the Centennial right from our on sale date last October, Stampede fans show picked up infield, premium and advanced- reserved Grandstand tickets well ahead of the typical sale schedule. And just as tonight’s first chuckwagon heats began, the ticket office sold the last remaining standing room ticket.


Advanced-reserved tickets are sold-out for all Rodeo and Chuckwagon/Grandstand shows. Stampede goers can still access 1,600 day-reserved tickets, plus thousands of standing room tickets for each show that go on sale daily at 11 a.m. at the Calgary Stampede ticket office.



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Kurt Kadatz

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