LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Piece by piece, the NCAA Tournament basketball court was installed Tuesday morning at the KFC Yum! Center.
It took about an hour and a half to install the court on which Alabama, San Diego State, Creighton and Princeton will compete for a spot in the Final Four.
Alabama will play San Diego State at 6:30 p.m. Friday followed by Creighton and Princeton around 9 p.m. The winners will play in the Elite Eight on Sunday.
“It’s a lot of activity with fans coming in from all around the country — media, student-athletes — and really just a lot going on in our hotels, restaurants and a lot of spending going on,” said Eric Granger, general manager of the KFC Yum! Center.
Businesses nearby, especially the ones on Museum Row, are ready for the crowds. The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is anticipating a busier-than-normal weekend.
The tournament is expected to make a $15 million economic impact on the city.
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