It'll be the sixth time Buffalo will host the rounds of 64 and 32.

Buffalo, NY, will host the beginning of March Madness in 2017 at First Niagara Center. Patrick Kaler of Visit Buffalo Niagara said:

It's so much deeper than passing out brochures and having information tables at the hotels. With social media, that gives us a great platform to interact with the fan base while they're here, as well as the teams and the players, so that we can talk to them while they're here finding out what they're doing, what they would like to do. Our tweet team will be in full force at that point, too, where we have people who monitor our twitter following and are able to react to things very quickly and we'll be doing lots of things with our volunteers having people out on the streets”