Ticket sales at the Knoxville Nationals were up slightly this year. That news comes from General Manager Brian Stickel. He says that they had a lot of visitors from Australia, New Zealand, and different parts of the country this year to help boost the attendance. Stickel adds the participation of the City, the Chamber, and the community helped make visitors feel welcome. He says that they constantly heard from guests about how great a place Knoxville is. Overall, Stickel says that this year’s Nationals was the smoothest event that he can remember.