College basketball fans have filled Uptown Birmingham as the NCAA Tournament takes place in the city.
The tournament has brought excitement and energy to the area, benefiting local businesses and stimulating the economy.
Fans of all ages and backgrounds have come to support their favorite teams, including longtime basketball enthusiast Shirley Shockley, who was unable to attend in person but was still represented by fellow fans holding a picture of her.
Elaine Thomaston, who made the two-hour drive from Auburn, was thrilled to watch both Auburn and Alabama play.
In addition to the basketball games, people are also enjoying the nearby restaurants and businesses.
According to Jean Harmon of Event Sports, the projected economic impact of the tournament in Birmingham is upwards of $10 million.
The tournament continues to draw crowds and generate excitement in the Magic City.