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Good Question: How does WEG attendance stack up to the games in 2006?

If you host it, will they come?

Its a question many have been wondering leading up to the World Equestrian Games and it seems the answer is yes.

When Lexington first learned it would host the 2010 world Equestrian Games no one really knew just how many people would actually attend.

Good Question: How does WEG attendance stack up to the games in 2006?

For eleven days now people have been flocking to the Kentucky Horse Park to take in what the World Equestrian Games have to offer.

If you talk to vendors like Tawny Wolfe selling shoes, the crowds have been just what they were expecting.

Good crowds make for good business.

Most of the days, attendance to the games has hovered around 25,000.

In fact, some events have even sold out.

Saturday saw numbers swell to 50,000 plus for the cross country event, but will these games top the last held in Aachen, Germany in 2006.

Being held outside Europe for the first time, some weren't sure if the crowds would travel.

In Aachen there were 61 countries represented, with only seven disciplines decided.

FEI says the total attendance was some 570,000.

Organizers here have always said they hoped to sell 500,000 tickets.

Right now with five days left to go attendance is nearing the 250,000 mark, meaning crowds may have to really pack it in at the horse park to reach that estimated goal.


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