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. ### 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.