OMAK — Fans like the new $5.4 million Omak Stampede arena.
There's more shade from the afternoon sun, and the bleacher seats are much more comfortable — with a back to lean against.
Cowboys are happy with it, too.
When the stands were filled with 8,000 spectators on Saturday night, the place was rocking. "It makes it feel like a lot bigger rodeo," said Shawn Best, a 24-year-old bull rider from Omak.
Jockeys who ride in the Stampede's signature event…