Huge money bags for the city of Columbus.
Columbus is going to play host yet again to the NCAA Tournament and it will be a big money day for the city. First and Second rounds of the tournament will be held at Nationwide Arena.
Enough time for fans to come and spend lots of money in the city.
“We expect this event will draw over 25,000 fans to the city generating over $6 million in direct visitor spending into the local community,” says Jeremy Leifel Director of Business Development Greater Columbus Sports Commission.
Restaurants like Bareburger are hoping to cash in as well.
“I’ve had had to add a few more people for this convention season longer hours, more money it puts a strain on everyone,” says Manager Scott Voutyras.
It is reported that all 4,000 hotels in the city are sold out during the dates of the tournament.