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Cedar Rapids to Host NCAA National Championship Events

1 May, 2017


GO Cedar Rapids is pleased to announce that the NCAA has selected Cedar Rapids to host the following national championship events:

Event

Dates

Venue

Projected Spending

DIII Baseball Nationals

5/31 - 6/5/2019

Veterans Memorial Stadium

               $384,076

DIII Baseball Nationals

5/29 - 6/3/2020

Veterans Memorial Stadium

               $396,940

DIII Baseball Nationals

6/4-9/2021

Veterans Memorial Stadium

               $407,660

DIII Baseball Nationals

6/3-8/2022

Veterans Memorial Stadium

               $418,380

DIII Volleyball Nationals

11/21-23/2019

U.S. Cellular Center

               $153,842

DIII Wrestling Nationals

3/11-14/2020

U.S. Cellular Center

               $762,376

DIII Wrestling Nationals

3/9-12/2022

U.S. Cellular Center

               $765,880

Please Note:  Upper Iowa will be hosting the NCAA DII Wrestling Nationals at the U.S. Cellular Center

March 9-10, 2018. This was awarded during the last round of NCAA Championship site selections.

The total spending by athletes for these seven events is estimated at $3,289,154.

“Our conference is considered a leader in NCAA Division III, and today’s announcements only enhance that reputation.  The conference office proudly calls Cedar Rapids its hometown.  These championships will showcase all we have to offer and generate an economic and visibility boost for the length of the contracts,” said Chuck Yrigoyen, Commissioner, Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

“I am excited to become part of the GO Cedar Rapids Wrestling Organizing Committee to bring the NCAA DIII Wrestling Championships back to Cedar Rapids.  The U.S. Cellular Complex is an ideal venue for this competition.  Wrestling in this amazing venue provides student-athletes, coaches and their fans with a very memorable experience,” said Dick Simmons, Tournament Director, GO Cedar Rapids Wrestling Organizing Committee.

“This announcement today continues to strengthen Cedar Rapids’ reputation across the nation as a premier destination for athletic tournaments in a multitude of sports,” said Aaron McCreight, President and CEO of GO Cedar Rapids.  “We could not be more excited to showcase the Cedar Rapids area to the athletes and fans that will be traveling to Cedar Rapids in the coming years.”

About GO Cedar Rapids: GO Cedar Rapids is dedicated to enhancing the local economy by promoting the Cedar Rapids area as the premier destination in the region for travel, tourism and events. Visit gocedarrapids.com for more information about area events, dining and entertainment. Travel-generated expenditures totaled $771.9 million and the tourism industry employed 6,300 people in Linn County in 2015. Learn more at gocedarrapids.com.

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