The USHL is discussing whether to bring the Fall Classic back to Sioux City for a seventh year.
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The USHL's Fall Classic is just a series on exhibition games but you won't see exhibition games played with much more intensity. That's because all 16 of the league's teams are playing in front of over 200 pro and college scouts who are looking for talent.
The future of the event in Sioux City is up in the air. This is the sixth year that the Fall Classic has been played at the Tyson Events Center. The USHL is discussing whether it will be back here for a seventh year.
"Right now we are the incumbent and they're certainly going to consider Sioux City as having the Fall Classic once again next year," said Musketeers Vice President Rich Zaber. "But they're looking at different options."
It's estimated that the event brings in $1.7 million dollars to the Siouxland economy. That's why it's attractive to other cities, and it's not a lock that Sioux City will keep it.
"Do they want to be able do an East-West because the teams coming from the East are spending a lot of money on travel," added Zaber. "Maybe even having some of the games count during the Fall Classic, if it were going to stay the same format, maybe have some of the games that count here during the regular season. I really think it's about a 50-50 chance."
The Musketeers won their Fall Classic opener Wednesday night, 5-2, over Sioux Falls. Sioux City will play again on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 o'clock.
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