DETROIT -

The Detroit Sports Commission (DSC) announced Monday that the direct spending for second and third round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament hosted by Oakland University at The Palace of Auburn Hills will reach an estimated $1.5 million.

"Our hospitality partners will be working hard to make sure visitors have a pleasant experience while in the metro Detroit region," said Dave Beachnau, DSC Executive Director. "We encourage college basketball fans to sample our top entertainment options while they are here, from our bars and restaurants to our attractions, shopping and museums," said Beachnau.

For more information about where to stay, where to eat and other things to do in metro Detroit go to www.detroitsports.org and click on the Visit Detroit tab.

For information regarding NCAA Tournament games hosted at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday, March 21 or Saturday, March 23, visit www.NCAA.com/mbbtickets or call (248) 377-8471.

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