LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Thousands of athletes and fans are descending on La Crosse this weekend for the annual WIAA Track and Field Championships at UW-La Crosse.
The 117th boys meet and 42nd girls meet are being held at the UW-L Veterans Memorial Stadium Complex Friday and Saturday.
Watch News 8 at 5:00 and 6:00 for reaction from fans and community members, and News 8 Sports at 6:00 and 10:00 for a recap of the day's events.
With the large number of visitors in the city this weekend, drivers should be aware of traffic congestion in the UW-L.
La Crosse Street is typically backed up past Myrick Park and sometimes all the way to Losey Boulevard.
There is also usually congestion from West Avenue to the UW-L Recreational Eagle Center.
UW-L Police will be directing traffic at three different locations to try to keep vehicles moving, but they suggest using an alternate route.