Lexington spent $75,000 for additional police and fire and other crowd-control costs during the University of Kentucky's recent NCAA tournament run, according to figures the city released Friday.
The costs were for three game weekends — the Sweet Sixteen, the Elite Eight and Final Four.
Most of the $75,587 spent went to pay police overtime, which was $48,525. The city also had to pay an additional $10,880 for fire; streets and roads racked up $6,777 in costs; and correction overtime cost the city $4,838.
In comparison, the city spent roughly $150,000 during the 2014 NCAA tournament run, when UK made it to the championship game.
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The $75,000 does not include costs to UK for its staff or for Kentucky State Police, which also helps with crowd control during the tournament.