March Madness tips off in downtown Milwaukee as BMO Harris Bradley Center hosts NCAA Tournament

Downtown buinesses plan to be busy this weekend
Posted at 1:26 PM, Mar 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-16 14:28:01-04

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has returned to Milwaukee.

First round games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center are underway. Second round games will be played Saturday.

At Major Goolsby’s on 4th and Kilbourn, workers are expecting a very busy few days.

“It’s been crazy every time,” said manager Marty Petricca of previous years in which Milwaukee hosted NCAA tournament games. “We’re expecting to be almost full the entire weekend,” he said.

Major Goolsby’s has stocked up on supplies, and extra food and beverages, to accommodate the large crowds. Petricca said he expects a fun atmosphere all weekend.

The Marquette men’s basketball team is not among those playing at the Bradley Center. However, students on campus were still hoping to catch some of the action in person. “I think it’s unbelievable. It’s great for the city,” said freshman Nick Grill. “Hopefully I can get over to the Bradley Center."

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