Excitement is at an all time high in the city of Wheeling for students, local high schools, and city officials after the big announcement that the Super Six championship will stay in our own backyard.
When Wheeling Island stadium is filled to capacity with 10,000 fans the Super 6 game is an experience unlike any other for West Virginia’s high school athletes. The game is also a great economic boost for Wheeling. Thousands of people travel here for the game and end up seeing all that Wheeling has to offer.
The weekend is one of the busiest of the year for hotels, restaurants, and shopping. Vice Mayor Gene Fahey said people from all around the state are happy to come back to the Friendly City every year after being welcomed in the past.
“On every football field beginning in August their dream is to come to Wheeling in December. And it’s just so cool for us to be the city where they want to all come,” said Vice mayor of Wheeling Gene Fahey.
Fahey also said that main focus of the championship, has always been making their experience playing in Wheeling unforgettable.