DAYTON, Ohio —
Opening games of a NCAA men’s basketball contest lapse to southwest Ohio this year, though a Dayton travel celebration imprinting a tournament’s start will not.
The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/19j48Tp ) reports a celebration hold in 2012 as a First Four Festival enclosed food and song and drew about 15,000 people. Organizers canceled it final year, observant a NCAA no longer authorised internal sponsorships of open events surrounding a tournament, though pronounced they approaching to have a festival again in 2014.
Instead, organizers with a community-led organisation have motionless to concentration on a atmosphere for a first-round games hold during a University of Dayton Arena and on perplexing to safeguard Dayton stays a kickoff mark for Mar Madness after subsequent year.
The games emanate millions of dollars in internal mercantile impact.