Shortly after Mardi Gras, New Orleans will host the NCAA Men's Final Four in April, bringing another boost to the city's tourism industry.
Gov. John Bel Edwards met with Mayor LaToya Cantrell to play up the anticipated effect of the sporting event.
Tens of thousands of sports fans are expected to come to town, creating millions of dollars in economic impact.
It's the sixth time the NCAA has chosen New Orleans as the Final Four's host city.
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