The visitors group Meet Minneapolis plans to announce Wednesday that the city will host a national amateur sporting event in 2014.
Two people with knowledge of the deal tell MPR News that Minneapolis was selected for the site of the U.S. girls' junior volleyball championships. Officials with Meet Minneapolis declined to comment.
The event would likely require several thousand hotel rooms. A news release announcing Wednesday's press conference says St. Paul and a number of Twin Cities suburbs would see significant economic impact.