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
"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
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.
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.
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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.