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Friday, October 26, 2012

Detroit welcomes baseball fans

(News Release)
 
Detroit, Mich. - Detroit and its hospitality community are roaring and ready to 
welcome visitors for the 2012 World Series. The Detroit Metro Convention & 
Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) and Detroit Sports Commission (DSC) are already making 
preparations for a warm welcome.
 
The DMCVB is printing pole banners to hang downtown along Jefferson and Woodward 
Avenues, printing welcome signs for the airport and storefronts, creating D 
buttons for fans and coordinating volunteers to serve as Detroit ambassadors on 
game days.
 
"The World Series is the biggest national marquee event that Detroit has hosted 
since the Frozen Four in 2010 and we're ready to prove to the world once again 
that Detroit is the sports capital," said Dave Beachnau, DSC executive director. 
 
"We encourage baseball fans to sample our top entertainment options while they 
are here, from our bars, restaurants and casinos to our attractions, shopping 
and museums," said Beachnau.
 
The DMCVB estimates that direct spending for the World Series will be up to $26 
million if three games are played in Detroit. 
 
"Our hospitality partners are pulling out all the stops to make sure visitors 
have a pleasant experience while in The D," said Beachnau. "This is yet another 
opportunity for Detroit to shine again on the national stage to change 
perceptions and show visitors that Detroit is a vibrant city with much to see 
and do." 
 
For more information about where to stay, where to eat and other things to do in 
metro Detroit visitors can go to www.visitdetroit.com. Follow Visit Detroit on 
Twitter, join the conversation on Facebook and check out our videos on You Tube.

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The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit 
organization whose mission is to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area 
on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including 
conventions, trade shows corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel to 
maximize additional visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax 
revenues, and job opportunities. 
 
More than 700 businesses are represented in the DMCVB's membership. The 
DMCVB was founded in 1896 as the world's first convention and visitors bureau. 
For details, go to www.visitdetroit.com<http://www.visitdetroit.com/>
 
The mission of the Detroit Sports Commission is to enhance the local economy and 
image of metro Detroit by attracting and hosting amateur, international and 
professional sporting events. The DSC is a not-for-profit charitable 
organization, IRS 501 (C) (3), and a subsidiary of the Detroit Metro Convention 
& Visitors Bureau.

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