NCAA Basketball Tournament

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What does $50 buy in downtown Buffalo? When the city is hosting an NCAA basketball tournament, that's how much a parking spot might cost at certain times in prime lots.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

They came from the Buffalo area, from other parts of Western New York and from out of town, shuffling inside the KeyBank Center Thursday for the first round of games in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Thursday is Day One of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Buffalo. Both transportation and tourism leaders say the previous two days' worth of snow has not affected their plans to make fans feel welcome in downtown Buffalo.


Chris Caya WBFO News

March Madness will draw thousands of college basketball fans to Buffalo this week. It's the sixth time since 2000 that the city is hosting the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

For the sixth time since 2000, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament comes to Buffalo this week. The experience has helped tourism officials better plan for the crush of visitors, says Jim Fink of Business First. During WBFO's Press Pass, Fink talks about the tournament and the many development projects that are emerging in some long-forgotten parts of Buffalo.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Later this month, "March Madness" returns to Buffalo when the city hosts first- and second-round games of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Local tourism leaders are acting to make sure the city and its businesses are ready.


Officials with UB athletics believe the NCAA tournament appearances by their men's and women's basketball teams are providing a glimpse to the future success of sports at the university.