The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships are currently underway at the Scottrade Center, bringing with them almost 100,000 visitors who will have an economic impact of approximately $10 million. I've noticed wrestling fans all over downtown and even some of the wrestlers themselves, jogging around downtown in an attempt to cut weight.
I'm sure that Frank Viverito and the St. Louis Sports Commission are working hard to ensure that this event will be another great success story for St. Louis and help make a case for St. Louis to become the permanent home of the Championships. Hopefully, they'll be successful - it would be huge for the city.
If you have the time, stop by and take in some matches - you'll be impressed by the awesome displays of athleticism and the passion of the fans.