Attendance at Albuquerque balloon festival up

Staff Report
The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Attendance at this year's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is up eleven percent over last year.

Balloon fiesta officials released official statistics today.

They say 899,446 people visited the nine-day festival, which ended October 14th.

Last year's attendance was 810,933.

Officials say the number of people who used the park and ride service also increased from 47,236 last year to 70,675 this year.