Such a deal. Both Michigan State and U-M will play in the second and third round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills this weekend. Michigan State and U-M fans are ecstatic and so are businesses in the area.
According to the Detroit Sports Commission (DSC), direct spending for the event, hosted by Oakland University, will reach an estimated $1.5 million.
“Our hospitality partners will be working hard to make sure visitors have a pleasant experience while in the metro Detroit region,” said Dave Beachnau, DSC executive director. “We encourage college basketball fans to sample our top entertainment options while they are here, from our bars and restaurants to our attractions, shopping and museums.”
Now all those two teams have to do is win. Go Green! … (and this is hard for an MSU grad to say but …) Go Blue! On to the Final Four!
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