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Wichita to spend nearly $10M to prepare for NCAA tournament


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita officials expect to spend between $7 million and $10 million to prepare for hosting a weekend of NCAA tournament basketball games next spring.

The Wichita Eagle reports ( ) the city and county are planning to tackle a list of projects before the fans and basketball teams arrive.

The list includes some major projects such as a $3.5 million street reconstruction project in Wichita's Old Town area and a $1.63 million upgrade to Intrust Bank Arena's north entrance.

County Commission Chairman David Unruh says hosting the tournament offered the...

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