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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – About 20,000 visitors flocked to Scottrade Center Friday as the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship got underway.
The event means anywhere from $13 million to $15 million in tourist spending for the weekend.
The St. Louis Sports Commission estimates wrestling fans will spend approximately $200 a day while in the city.
The evening session of competition starts at 7 p.m., while the championships rounds are Saturday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.