By Mitch Moise
After a six year hiatus, the NCAA basketball tournament has return back to the TD BankNorth Garden.
It is simply known as, March Madness. This event is a tournament style system that has the best men and women teams vying for a National Championship at the end. March Madness has become one of the most anticipated event of the entire year. From classrooms to offices everywhere, people are filling out their tournament brackets hoping to pick a winner. The 2rd round of the tournament will take place at TD Banknorth Garden. As this time, it will be featuring the men side of the tourney. Harvard University was the only representative from Massachusetts, to make the Men’s Tournament. Although the Crimson were ousted in the first round. With the tournament coming back, an increase in revenue is expected. Steve Annear, from the Metro Newspaper writes,
“Patrick Moscaritolo, president of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, said March Madness will put between $18 and $22 million into the city’s economy through fans, members of the four teams and alumni associations spending cash.”
By it coming back Boston, this event has helped increase revenues to a typically slow middle of March. As for the first time since 2006, the TD Banknorth Garden will be put on the big college basketball stage. With few team hoping to win college basketball immortality.