Stampede releases map of where things will be at this year’s event

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Plans are coming together just a week ahead of the Country Stampedes first performance in Topeka.

Stampede officials have released a map of the festival grounds, which will be held at Heartland Park in Topeka instead of Tuttle Creek in Manhattan.

According to the map, parking will be on the north edge of the main race track, which is shaded in orange.

They have placed camping on the west side of the grounds which is in light blue.

The main event will be in the center of it all, just west of the race track, which is shaded in purple.

Topeka city leaders say while all the planning was last minute they are excited about it coming to Topeka. It will bring in an estimated $8 million to the local economy.

Police Chief Bill Cochran says they have reached out to other law enforcement agencies to help staff the event. The Kansas Highway Patrol and Shawnee County Sheriff have already committed officers to assist.

He says they already have a lot of plans in place from other large events held at Heartland Park.

“Traffic plans and all that stuff are already in place. It’s just tweaking them a little bit. There’s a little bit of construction and overlay projects by KDOT and stuff like that, that could slow down traffic a little bit,” Cochran said.

If you want to avoid driving yourself, they will have designated pickup and drop off spot for Uber and Lyft, which is shaded in yellow.

Cochran says it will be hot, and there will be a lot going on, so he is reminding everyone to be on their best behavior.

“Mind your manners in the aspect of be respectful of other people. Everybody’s there to have a good time,” he said.