ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — UC Irvine may have been booted from the NCAA basketball tournament but March Madness is hot in Orange County.
The road to the Final Four is making a stop at the Honda Center in Anaheim.READ MORE: CHP, Caltrans Urge Drivers To Slow Down, Use Their Headlights With Windshield Wipers As Rain Heads For SoCal
Gonzaga and Florida State were taking the court Thursday afternoon followed by Texas Tech and Michigan.READ MORE: 'Supercharge' Storm Bringing Heavy Rainfall To Southland
CBSLA’s Michele Gile reports that hotels in the area are fully booked.
Visitors from all corners of the United States are in town pumping money into the local economy.MORE NEWS: Alisal Fire Burn Area Residents In Santa Barbara County Ordered To Evacuate As Storm Arrives
“Just coming out to watch the ball games. It’s a big deal. And then tomorrow night is a day off from those games so we’re going to go see the Dodgers and a little food, a little drink and just play a little bit,” said Florida State fan Preston Rider.