According to the Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Sports Commission did another fantastic job hosting the NCAA Wrestling Championships. The six sessions drew a total of 97,111 fans, setting an attendance record for the event. The estimated economic impact for St. Louis is $14 million.
St. Louis has hosted the event five times this decade and owns the four top attendance totals — 97,111 this year, 96,944 in 2000, 95,459 in 2005 and 94,324 in 2008.
Sounds like a compelling case for the NCAA to make St. Louis the permanent site of this event!