Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau Awards $600,000 in Destination Development Grants

FARGO - The Board of Directors of the Convention and Visitors Bureau serving Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo (FMCVB) recently awarded Capital Grants from its Destination Development Fund to two local projects.

The Board awarded a grant of $100,000 to the Red River Regional Marksmanship Center (RRRMC), in West Fargo, to help pay for construction of a new $4.1-million facility in West Fargo. Construction of the new facility will allow RRRMC to expand its firearms safety and training programs as well as host more and larger shooting matches and competitions, all of which will attract more overnight visitors to our communities.

The FMCVB Board also awarded a grant of $500,000 to the City of Moorhead to help pay for renovation of Matson Baseball Field, a $2,000,000 joint project of the City and Moorhead American Legion Post 21. The project will include a new grandstand with shaded covering, a plaza area, new concession and restroom facilities, a new scoreboard and audio system and other amenities. The renovations will allow the American Legion Post to attract more Minnesota baseball tournaments, and to collaborate with Fargo & West Fargo on larger events.

The RRRMC grant will be paid in one installment, and the Matson Field grant will be paid in three installments.

The Fargo-Moorhead CVB is funded by the 3% local lodging tax collected on hotel rooms in Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo. Since 2012, the FMCVB Board has awarded more than $5 million in grants to worthy tourism-related projects across the three cities.