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Tall Ships attendance, financial figures a few weeks away

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 14, 2008 at 12:56 pm with No Comments »
August 14, 2008 12:56 pm

David Doxtater, the executive director for Tall Ships Tacoma 2008, said organizers are a few weeks away from releasing financial and attendance figures from last month’s festival.

Organizers are still in the process of crunching revenue numbers – including the numbers of boarding passes and sailing excursions – and reconciling them against the expenses.

"We should have some more information pretty quickly," he said. "We’re just doing our normal accounting."

He said he didn’t know if early indications point to a profit or deficit for the festival. But he said early estimates put the attendance figure at about 300,000 people. That number is 100,000 lower than the original estimate, but he said this figure doesn’t include the crowds on Ruston Way for the Parade of Sail.

But even the attendance figure should firm up once they can compare it to financial data, Doxtater said.

"We’ve got to wait for our financials," he said. "It’s all about waiting for that now."

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