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ORLANDO, Fla. – College basketball fans are prepared for some March Madness enjoyable 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 mentioned. The couple’s daughter is a student at the college and due to the fact then, they’ve been supporting their sports teams.

“We’ve been right here a couple of instances with our youngsters for Disney Globe, but this is the initial time we’ve been right here for basketball,” Shawn Nelson mentioned.

It is not just the fans that are prepared, so are organizations in downtown Orlando.

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“We’ve got safety staffed up,” Katie Fazenbaker, marketing and advertising and events manager for the Wall Street Plaza bars mentioned.

“We’ve often had officers on the street whilst we do our block parties. We’ve often had security as a best priority. So we have not too long ago added metal detecting wands so that is a bit of a adjust,” Fazenbaker mentioned.

She recalled final year’s July 31st shooting close to Wall Street that left quite a few injured was scary and it impacted organizations in the aftermath, but they’ve been in a position to rebound due to the fact then.

“They have amped up patrolling due to the fact then,” Fazenbaker mentioned. “It absolutely 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 mentioned:

The Orlando Police Division requires the security and safety of our residents and guests really seriously and are functioning with our law enforcement partners to maintain our neighborhood protected. Whilst we do not go over particular safety measures, we often program and employees every occasion appropriately to supply appropriate public security and assess the requires of the occasion to make any important safety modifications.

Orlando Police Division

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