Getting a lot of emails and info about tickets for the Final Four. I’ll try to round up that information in more digestible form here.
Vivid Seats, a secondary ticket marketplace, reports that tickets for the championship game on April 7 were going for $850, a 10 percent increase over last year. Tickets for the Saturday doubleheader are down 8 percent, at $600.
The minimum prices are $223 for Saturday and $323 for Monday. Of course, with the size of AT&T Stadium, you might “get in the door” and still be in the next county.
Will Flaherty of SeatGeek.com says it could be the most expensive Final Four ticket since 2011, when UConn was last involved. Here are some facts and figures from seatgeek, which can be accessed here.
- The average resale price for a ticket to Saturday’s National Semifinals session on Saturday is $633, while the average resale price for a full-session strip to this year’s Final Four is $1,185. If you’re looking just for tickets to Monday’s National Title game, those are currently averaging $627 on secondary markets.
- Based on prices seen the Monday prior to the Final Four, this year’s event is on pace to be the most expensive of any Final Four we’ve seen in the past four years. Through today, the average price paid for a 2014 Final Four all-session strip is $1,185 – outpacing the average prices seen up thru the Monday before the Final Four in 2013 ($938), 2012 ($485) and 2011 ($681).
- However, despite a lofty average price, the sheer size of AT&T Stadium means that there are a number of affordable ticket options for fans as well. With over 10,000 full-session tickets currently listed on secondary markets, there are a number of upper-deck options available under $300, with the cheapest full-session ticket currently available at $271 for a seat in Section 421. Championship tickets are already available for as little as $140. With over 80,000 seats for fans in the building, it is likely that this year’s Final Four sets a new attendance record for the event — and as a result, get-in prices for upper deck seats may reach some of the lowest lows we’ve seen for a Final Four in the past few years.
- For fans still interested in buying tickets, we’d strongly recommend waiting a few days to buy your tickets. Each of the past two years, the average price paid for a full-session strip has fallen by 13 percent from the Monday preceding the start of the Final Four to the Friday preceding the event. If you’re shopping for just National Semifinals tickets, that price drop from Monday to Friday usually is in the 20-25 percent range. And if you’re looking to buy just National Championship tickets, we strongly recommend waiting until after the National Semifinals have been played to buy your tickets. Prices for that game routinely fall in 20-25 percent once two teams have been knocked out from the field (as their fans generally seek to dump Championship tickets purchased in full-session strips onto the market after a loss).
- Since Saturday, 22 percent of traffic to our Final Four event pages has come from within the host state of Texas. Florida residents have been the second-most active Final Four ticket shoppers, accounting for 9.5 percenf traffic, slightly outpacing shoppers from Wisconsin (8.36) and Kentucky (8.33). Connecticut ranks 7th out of all states with 3.6 percent of shopping traffic.
Now, from TiqIq.com’s Chris Matcovich, some initial ticket info from the hours after UConn’s win over Michigan State. You can access that site here.
- The current average price for the Final Four all sessions strip is $1,367.55 (Up 29.08 percent since Friday night- $1,059.49) with a get in of $391. Below is the average and get in price for previous Final Four all session tickets:
- 2011-(Kentucky, UCONN, VCU, Butler):$856.14 ($213)
- 2012-(Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Kansas):$822.53 ($201)
- 2013-(Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan, Syracuse): $895.69 ($331)
- The average price for a ticket to the Final Four is currently is $764.93 (Up 24.37% since Friday night- $615.07) with a get in price of $206. Below is the average and get in price for previous Final Four tickets:
- 2011: $595.41 ($161)
- 2012: $722.74 ($185)
- 2013: $887.90 ($309)
- The highest priced ticket currently listed for the Final Four is in Lower Prime 111 listed for $7,900-plus. There are also suites listed for up to $31,900+
- The current average price for the National Championship game is $614.32 (Up 7.52% since Friday night- $571.35) with a get in of $118: Below is the average price and get in for the past 3 National Championship games:
- 2011- (UCONN v Butler): $316.75 ($60)
- 2012- (Kentucky v Kansas): $362.60 ($65)
- 2013- (Louisville v Michigan): $486.16 ($91)
On StubHub, which you can access here, I’m seeing about 1,500 full session tickets starting at $683, and 1,000 for Saturday only, starting at $457, and a couple of thousand for Monday only, starting at $257.