Organization Event Arrival Departure Attendees Venue
Iowa Cubs Home Series vs. Albuquerque Isotopes 7/11/2013 7/14/2013 5,000 Principal Park
Des Moines Menace Soccer Regular Season Game vs. Real Colorado 7/13/2013 7/13/2013 3,700 Valley Football Stadium
Knoxville Raceway Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series #14 – Hy-Vee Night, Marion County Fair plus 305’s 7/13/2013 7/13/2013 3,500 Knoxville Raceway
Global Sports Baseball (a division of USSSA) World Series - 12:U 7/10/2013 7/14/2013 2,700 James Cownie Baseball Park
Shetland Pony & Miniature Horse Breeder's Association, Inc. American Shetland Pony Congress 7/9/2013 7/14/2013 2,000 Iowa State Fairgrounds
Little League Softball Iowa Little League Softball State Championships (11/12) 7/9/2013 7/15/2013 1,500 Grand View Park
Little League Baseball Iowa Little League Baseball State Championships (Intermediate) 7/12/2013 7/14/2013 1,500 Prairie Ridge Sports Complex
USSSA (Baseball) - Central Iowa Sports West Des Moines Classic 7/13/2013 7/14/2013 1,500 Holiday Park-West Des Moines
Global Sports Baseball (a division of USSSA) World Series - 9:U Kid Pitch 7/10/2013 7/14/2013 1,000 Prairie Ridge Sports Complex
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - MAC Softball Classic MAC Softball Classic 7/12/2013 7/14/2013 1,000 Prairie Ridge Sports Complex
Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Urbandale - Iowa ASA 12U and 14U Fast Pitch 7/12/2013 7/14/2013 1,000 Walker Johnson Park
Des Moines Water Polo Club Regional Tournament 7/12/2013 7/14/2013 800 Ashworth Swimming Pool
HyVee Triathlon Ironkids Triathlon Qualifier 7/13/2013 7/13/2013 600 Raccoon River Park
USA Beach Volleyball Hawkeye Open 7/13/2013 7/13/2013 500 SANDS (West Des Moines)
Midwest Football Alliance Des Moines Blaze vs. Nebraska Renegades 7/13/2013 7/13/2013 500 Spring Creek Sports Complex
Z3 Junior Triathlon USAT Youth Elite/ Junior Elite Cup 7/14/2013 7/14/2013 500 Raccoon River Park
United States Tennis Association - Waveland/Birdland/Wakonda IA Wakonda Clay Tournament B/G 16's 7/12/2013 7/14/2013 450 Wakonda Tennis Courts
Iowa State University Center for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Education Cognitively Guided Instruction 7th Biennial National Mathematics Conference 7/10/2013 7/12/2013 400
Zoos and Aquariums: Committing to Conservation Biennial Conference 7/8/2013 7/12/2013 200 Blank Park Zoo
Source: Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau