Excitement is in the air as big-time programs are visiting, and with them comes fans from around the country who will experience downtown Orlando. Tourism representatives are hoping many of these fans will spend time and money at local theme parks and the many small businesses around Orlando.
The matchups in Orlando:
- Furman vs. Virginia
- College of Charleston vs. San Diego State
- Oral Roberts vs. Duke
- Louisiana vs. Tennessee
- San Diego State vs. Furman (second-round game on March 18th)
- Duke vs. Tennessee (second-round game on March 18th)
The University of Central Florida hosts the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in Orlando.
Local officials are hoping tourists will spend their money to boost the economy, while hoping the local public safety and crime issues do not ruin a busy weekend.