ORLANDO, Fla. – College basketball fans are prepared for some March Madness entertaining and the crowds are electric in Orlando for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament.
Gina and Shawn Nelson flew in from Las Vegas to watch the Cougars from College of Charleston.
“A dream come correct– bucket list verify off. We’re super excited,” Gina Nelson stated. The couple’s daughter is a student at the college and because then, they’ve been supporting their sports teams.
“We’ve been right here a couple of instances with our children for Disney Planet, but this is the initially time we’ve been right here for basketball,” Shawn Nelson stated.
It is not just the fans that are prepared, so are firms in downtown Orlando.
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“We’ve got safety staffed up,” Katie Fazenbaker, advertising and marketing and events manager for the Wall Street Plaza bars stated.
“We’ve often had officers on the street although we do our block parties. We’ve often had security as a top rated priority. So we have lately added metal detecting wands so that is a bit of a adjust,” Fazenbaker stated.
She recalled final year’s July 31st shooting close to Wall Street that left many injured was scary and it impacted firms in the aftermath, but they’ve been in a position to rebound because then.
“They have amped up patrolling because then,” Fazenbaker stated. “It undoubtedly impacted us it was scary for everyone downtown. We did see a small bit of a drop the months following it.”
In statement to News six, the Orlando Police Division stated:
The Orlando Police Division requires the security and safety of our residents and guests quite seriously and are operating with our law enforcement partners to preserve our neighborhood protected. Whilst we do not go over certain safety measures, we often program and employees every occasion appropriately to deliver correct public security and assess the wants of the occasion to make any important safety modifications.
Orlando Police Division
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