The MIAA Tournament is one of four tournaments that Kansas City will host. That means thousands of visitors will be pouring into downtown. Visitors say they like spending time in the area when they travel to support their team.

"I think it's great!" said visitor Barry Newman. "It's centrally located and it has a lot to offer. Just a great place to come to."

Newman says he spends money at hotels, restaurants and local attractions like the College Basketball Experience. March Madness will also bring the Big 12 Men's and Women's Tournaments and the NAIA.