Tourism Official Expects More Cheyenne Frontier Days Visitors
Darren Rudloff says tickets for CFD concerts are running a little ahead of last year, with rodeo ticket sales running ''on par" with 2018.
He also points to a weather forecast that looks drier than the weather for CFD 2018. He says based on available information, he thinks 2019 will go down as a "very solid" and "a good year" for CFD attendance.
Rudloff also says Frontier Days is a very big deal for the Cheyenne economy, pointing to a 2018 study that showed CFD pumped roughly $28 million into the local economy.
While many people tend to assume the benefit mostly goes to obvious travel-related businesses, such as hotels and restaurants, Rudloff says that's something of a misconception. ''Those visitors are paying taxes that help fund 5th and 6th penny projects," Rudloff says. ''Really, it helps businesses all over the place," he added.