Organizers Promise Another 'Historic Economic Boom' For Upcoming Fanboi Events

The punchline . . . This kind of Hollywood accounting rarely translates into sustainable revenue or growth. 

Instead . . . We'll see a few crowded restaurants and images of chubby fans stuffing their face with BBQ without much follow-up reporting on Kansas City's worsening budget. 

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The Greater Kansas City Sports Commission estimates the NCAA tournament will generate $14 million within the local economy. Come Sunday, KC will send the winning team to the Final Four. President and CEO of the commission, Kathy Nelson, says even though there are no local teams playing at T-Mobile Center, out-of-state NCAA fans generate a different type of craze . . .

In the next coming weeks, Union Station will be prepping the stage for the NFL Draft. Nelson says the three-day event will cost the city $3 million to host, but the return on investment will be at least $125 million. The commission will also be raising an additional $2 million to offset costs.

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NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, 2023 NFL Draft set to bring historic economic boom to Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Kansas City gets ready to host the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Friday and Sunday, local businesses are getting ready to greet March Madness fans. Even though they're not located downtown, Bloom Baking Company in the River Market says it will be feeling the ripple effects of March Madness coming to KC.

'You can't beat that': Businesses in Kansas City expect record revenues as March Madness returns

Thousands of people and millions of dollars will pour into downtown Kansas City this weekend as the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament returns. The T-Mobile Center will host three games, two on Friday night and another Sunday to send a team to the Final Four.