Cape Girardeau police warn of increased traffic due to Volleyball Tournament

Cape Girardeau Volleyball impacting traffic

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The 45th MSHSAA Girls Volleyball Championship Tournament will be Thursday, Nov. 8 through Nov. 9

Cape Girardeau police are warning drivers about increased traffic around town due to the tournament.

They said to drive attentively and buckle up.

16 high school volleyball teams are participating in the tournament at the Show Me Center.

Jason Naucke is the principal at Windsor High School and made the trip down to Cape Girardeau for a special reason.

“Our team actually made the Volleyball final four in Class 3 for the first time in school history,” Naucke said. “It’s very exciting. Basically our whole town has kind of transplanted down to Cape this weekend."

Naucke said he noticed back ups at busy intersections when he drove through town, but he was more frustrated booking his trip.

“Because most of the hotel rooms were booked, my choice was to find a hotel in Sikeston, to find a hotel in Perryville, or to go the Airbnb route. And that is what we did we went the Airbnb route and found an awesome place by the way. To be honest with you I’d rather be there than a hotel, so we’re really glad we made that choice.”

Fortunately MSHSAA reserves nearby hotel rooms for all of the volleyball players and coaches.

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