Airbnb: 80 percent spike in rentals during March Madness play in Milwaukee

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

March Madness at the BMO Harris Bradley Center

MILWAUKEE — March Madness meant big business for people renting out space to stay in Milwaukee.

Airbnb officials said Wednesday, March 22nd their rentals housed more than 800 guests and earned $148,000 for those renting out space.

According to the company, this was an 80 percent spike in the amount of rentals, compared with a normal weekend in March in Milwaukee.

Most people came in from cities in the Midwest, Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, Green Bay, St. Louis and Indianapolis.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.