Basketball season in KC means good business

KANSAS CITY, Mo - March madness has begun in Kansas City with the 2014 MIAA Basketball Tournament happening downtown and the teams aren't the only ones scoring big.

It was evident on Saturday at Johnny's Tavern as they busy serving customers.

More than 20,000 basketball fans are expected to descend on Kansas City this month.

The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association expects the games to bring in $1.8 million dollars from tourism.

Johnny's Tavern, which is located in the Power & Light District, has been preparing since January for the next big sporting event, the 2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship.

The key for the folks at Johnny’s Tavern is planning ahead.

"There's a lot of things that you have to do that you don’t think about—getting the beer in house, getting it stocked—make sure you have plenty of employees who come and work because in March—things are much busier than they are any other time of the year," Nicholas McMillian, one of the establishment’s managing partner said.

The tournament begins on Wednesday.

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