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Pendleton Round-Up sold out

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PENDLETON, Ore. -- The Pendleton Round-Up means big business for the town, and this year even more people are going to the rodeo for the event's 100th anniversary.

The streets were packed Friday afternoon, with people heading to the round-up. The event is already sold out. About 75,000 people are expected to go to the rodeo through Saturday. That's almost twice as many than last years 40,000.

If you're heading there Friday or Saturday night, your biggest challenge will be parking. KNDU's Devon Dolan found one group of people who know how to do it right; they have a saved spot, where they sleep, eat and watch TV in a mobile home just three blocks away from the action.

Now with fewer parking spaces, that means more people are going to the rodeo, that also means more money for Pendleton. They expect to bring in $52 million. Last year, brought in $25 million.