Panama City Beach Fire Department estimates Trump rally crowd at 18-20,000

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Panama City Beach on October 11, 2016.

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)-- There were thousands of people at Aaron Bessant Park Tuesday night at the campaign rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. But how many thousand exactly?

According to the Panama City Beach Fire Department, between 8,000 and 8,500 people were inside of Aaron Bessant Park for the rally, with another 10,000 to 11,000 just outside the park.

During Tuesday night's rally, Trump estimated the crowd at 10,000 inside the rally with another 11,000 just outside the rally.

There had been some confusion with the numbers, because Trump campaign officials talked about a 7,500 ticket limit for the event when it was announced.

There were no major incidents at Tuesday night's event, despite the enormous crowd. By all accounts, everything went about as smoothly as can be expected with a political rally of that size.