How Much Does A Ticket To The Final Four Cost, Anyway? [Infographic]
1:00 pm, March 31st | by Amy Tennery
If you’re a budget-conscious NCAA fan, you’ll be watching the Final Four from your couch or an over-crowded bar, perhaps. But what about the Jane Doughs out there who are more like Jane Bakeries (it’s a stretch, I know, okay)? How much would they need to shell out to get a seat, live and in-person?
First, let’s establish something: Getting tickets to the NCAA finals from the actual box office is next to impossible. So we’re choosing to focus on the second-hand ticket sales. And, if you’re okay with the players looking more like ants, a nosebleed seat might not be too painful to your wallet. The typical in-the-rafters spot cost an average of $235 this year, according to Seat Geek. And at least you were there, right?
Yes, perhaps that’s little comfort for those who are reminded they could have actually seen the game and saved some cash by watching at home.
So what about the premium seats? This year, they’re selling for an average of $1,325 bucks a pop. Tack on the cost of getting to New Orleans and getting a hotel room and you’re spending the equivalent cost of 8,772 Mardi Gras beads, as Seat Geek helpfully points out. Bummer.