'Pretty huge': City of Norfolk hosting 21 school districts at two venues for district wrestling
NORFOLK, NEB. -- The City of Norfolk is bracing for a swarm of visitors this weekend, as high school sistrict wrestling begins.
Two Norfolk schools will be hosting District Wrestling meets at the end of the week.
Norfolk Public Schools will be hosting the A-4 Districts starting this Saturday, while Norfolk Catholic hosts the much larger C-2 District meet beginning Friday.
In total, 21 different school districts will be visiting Norfolk over the weekend. According to Norfolk's Sports Council Director Stephanie Bates, the large amount visitors can have a positive impact on the city.
"We look for it to be pretty huge," Bates said. "They (the wrestlers) bring their parents, they bring their grandparents, friends...and they're not just going to watch them wrestle. They're going to want to eat...shop. They're going to want to do things."
Bates said it won't just be the food and shopping that will entertain visitors. She said entertainment like Norfolk's live music will hopefully encourage them to visit the city outside of events like district wrestling.
"I think it should be a really busy time for the community and hopefully, they come and they want to come back," Bates said.