A steady flow of cash made its way into downtown businesses this weekend.

Hosting its first NCAA Men's Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games since 1979 when Michigan State's Magic Johnson put on a show in the Market Square Arena.  Indianapolis Economic Developers came into the event with high hopes.


At Champ's downtown with the loss of Michigan State inside Lucas Oil Stadium, the Louisville faithful took their Cardinal pride and what's left of their money home.

There were 30,000 plus fans from four universities visiting Indianapolis for the weekend and they had to have places to eat and sleep.

At Rock Bottom Brewery they'd compare total sales to the recently wrapped up Big Ten Basketball Tournament.

After planning for this weekend for a year, the Indiana Sports Corporation had anticipated attendance figures closer to 25,000 per game.

John Dedman says their work continues preparing for next year's NCAA mens final four.  Lucas Oil will be configured to hold about 70,000.

Next stop for Michigan State fans is the Final Four in Detroit where that city will enjoy the economic boom of March Madness.