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Badgerland Nationals Moves to La Crosse Center

October 18, 2019

Exciting news happening on the Tour!

The 2019-2020 Badgerland Nationals have been moved to downtown to the spacious La Crosse Center.  The second leg of the Midwest Wrestling Tour made it's debut in 2013 with just over 300 wrestlers held in Mitchell Hall at UW-La Crosse.  Due to increased participation, the competition was moved just down the hall in the same building to the Fieldhouse where it was held 2014-2018.

Now with the help of Explore La Crosse and the UW-La Crosse Wrestling team and Head Coach Dave Malecek, the La Crosse Center will be the home of this year's Badgerland Nationals.

Some info on the La Crosse Center:

This convention hall and arena was originally built in 1980. In the spring of 2000, the La Crosse Center nearly doubled in size with a $14 million expansion. The new project features two grand halls that combine for 36,000 square feet. The second floor hosts a 6,000 square feet Ballroom that has a spectacular view of the Mississippi River. Adjacent to the Ballroom are three boardrooms and a conference room. The entire complex provides nearly 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.

The La Crosse Center has become a premier facility in the Midwest as a convention site and an entertainment destination.

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