WEEKEND PREVIEW: 20K Expected for Downtown Sporting Events


Sporting fans from all over will make their way to Des Moines later this week.

“Your looking at about 20 plus thousand visitors in Des Moines from about Wednesday through Sunday”, says Greg Edwards with the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau says

The USA Track and Field Championships and the Region II Soccer Championships will be in town, making it one of the biggest weekends for downtown of the year.

Downtown is already feeling the pressure. All hotel rooms are booked and they’re directing event go-ers as far Ames and Boone.

The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the city will bring in roughly 10 million dollars.

The Iowa Corn Indy 250 at the Iowa Speedway and the USSA baseball and softball tournament will also be taking place that weekend.

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