The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is moving to Boston this weekend and tourism experts are expecting the basketball fans to bring a $22 million boost in economic spending. Thousands of basketball fans are making their way to New York for some of the most highly anticipated match-ups in the “Sweet 16″ round of the tournament on Thursday. Syracuse will play Wisconsin and Ohio State will play Cincinnati on Thursday with the winners of those games playing again on Saturday. All of the games will be played in the iconic TD Garden.
Patrick Moscaritolo, president of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau explains “We ended up with some really good teams. We have a New York team and we have a team like Ohio State that travels really well. We’ll be seeing lots of fans from those schools.”
Hotels and restaurants in the downtown Boston area are expecting to be busy and full through Sunday and are excited to welcome the visitors. Convention Center Hotel Network offers the best hotels in the downtown Boston area at http://www.conventioncenterhotelnetwork.com/boston/.