WHEELING, W.Va. — The Wheeling-Ohio Convention and Visitors Bureau is expecting packed hotels, restaurants and stores this weekend due to the 2017 SSAC Super Six High School Football Championships.
“When the Super Six rolls into town, you can see it everywhere,” said Olivia Litman, marketing director with the Wheeling-Ohio CVB.
The Super Six games are taking place Friday and Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium.
Some people will stay in Wheeling, others will stay out of town after their game, Litman said.
“It’s definitely a mix. I think it depends on how far you’re coming, what time your team is playing and the chance of the weather,” she said.
While the CVB is not part of the planning process, Litman said they do provide hotels with promotions for their guests.
“We have coupons available at various locations, so we just make sure that if people are going to come and enjoy the city that they have the best resources possible to take advantage of,” she said.
The City of Wheeling will be cheering on Wheeling Central in the Class A game Saturday night, Litman said.
“This year we have a local team that’s going to be playing, so you can feel the excitement,” she said.
MetroNews, in partnership with the SSAC, will provide a live broadcast of all three games Friday and Saturday on the MetroNews Channel at WVMetroNews.com.
The games are listed below:
Coverage starts 6:45 p.m. Friday (7 p.m. kickoff)
Bluefield vs. Fairmont Senior
Coverage starts 11:45 a.m. Saturday (12 p.m. kickoff)
Spring Valley vs. Martinsburg
Coverage starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday (7 p.m. kickoff)
Wheeling Central vs. St. Mary’s