East Lansing seeing green during St. Patrick's Day and NCAA tournament

Posted at 7:50 PM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 19:50:25-04

 Chilly temperatures, wind, and snow certainly are not dampening Spartan sprits in East Lansing.

Between March Madness and Saint Patrick's Day, there's plenty to celebrate.

There's a lot of commotion happening on the streets of East Lansing.

“It kind of reminds me of summer and tailgate season when walking around,” said MSU student Homin Jung.

Some focused on celebrating the luck of the Irish Friday while others have their eyes on the big prize, confident the MSU men's basketball team can make it back to the final four.

“It’s just the rush of knowing your school can make it,” said Jaishon Richmond, “We don't have the best record but anything can happen in March Madness.”

Management at the Fieldhouse in East Lansing worked to make sure the green beer was flowing.

The bar spent some time preparing for tonight's double whammy of business from entertainment to making sure there is enough staff on hand to handle the crowd.

“To have that double back to back, that’s kind of nice,” said Michael Weinrich, General Manager at the Fieldhouse. “It really drags the day out well because we get a lot from the holiday during the day and everyone is coming here to watch the game (at night).”

While all eyes are on the Spartans, bar goers hope the team will catch a little luck of the Irish in their game tonight.

East Lansing police have extra patrols out on the streets tonight however they want to remind everyone to keep on the lookout for drunk drivers.

Do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 if you suspect someone is operating a vehicle while intoxicated.