HOUSTON, TX - And then there were "four". Villanova, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Syracuse will battle it out in Houston this week for the NCAA National Championship trophy. March Madness mounting, and it's safe to say that in the Bayou City, Final Four frenzy has reached a fever pitch. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner say, "I can give you one indication of the excitement. You can not imagine the number of texts, emails and calls I've received asking me for some tickets. Like I'm supposed to be the man with all the tickets."
City officials held a press conference detailing all final four events. From Fan Fest, to the March Madness Music Festival, and of course the games, college basketball fans have plenty to be excited about. Signs of the sports event are everywhere in the city. From street banners, to a traffic stopping Final Four building wrap outside Hotel Derek, it's easy to see Houston is psyched! Of course, this college basketball tournament also brings in big bucks. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner say, "We're estimating 150 million dollars, in terms of economic impact as a result of the NCAA Final Four being here in the city of Houston.
So, we'll still have to wait to see who will take the championship on Monday. But, it looks like the city of Houston is already winning!