TWINFALLS-- The City of Twin Falls met today with Ed Beckley to discuss remaining issues regarding his plan to jump the Snake River Canyon on the 40th anniversary of the attempt by Evel Knievel.
City Manager Travis Rothweiler said the city want to make sure the event is not a cost to taxpayers, as well as ensure the safety of spectators and even Ed himself. He said they are getting very close to reaching and agreement with Beckley, who say he's eager to sign a deal.
He's hopes to sell as many as 40,000 tickets for the landing area on the north side of the canyon and expects the entire event may draw 60,000 to 80,000 people to Twin Falls.
This is completely different than anybody's ever dealt with so this contract is not what the city's used to, it's for sure not what I'm used to, or anybody else is used to, so now we're working it out, said Rothweiler.
As far as the other group who is planning on jumping just up the canyon, Beckley say he's not against what they are doing and hopes they too are successful.
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