Mankato Air Show Numbers 24 Jul 12

The recent 2-day airshow in the City of Mankato made a profit of approximately $30,000, which will be used for future air shows. The show’s numbers were presented to the Mankato City Council on Monday. The event drew an estimated 35,000 people over the course of the 2 days, and had an estimated economic impact of $7.4-million on the area. The air show’s total revenue was $670,000 — $25,000 of which will be donated to local charities, including $10,000 to the United Way. City officials say that Mankato will be unlikely to pursue another air show until at least 2015 due to the work involved and concern over public interest.