Michigan, Kansas and Villanova Driving 2nd Highest Final Four Prices This Decade
The Final Four sure doesn’t look much like the selection committee thought it would.
There will be at least one No. 1 in the NCAA’s national basketball championship with Kansas facing Villanova, but on Saturday, Loyola-Chicago – which comes complete with a 98-year-old nun leading the cheering section – became only the fourth No. 11 seed in NCAA Tournament history to make the Final Four.
No. 3 Michigan made it to the Final Four for the first time since 2013, and now have to deal with the Ramblers on the first national semifinal Saturday.
Sunday, things seemingly went according to plan as No. 1 Villanova easily beat No. 3 Texas Tech to advance, and No. 1 Kansas outlasted No. 2 Duke in overtime. And now the two play in the second game with the spotlight on.
Fans who want to follow their teams to San Antonio for the Final Four have options remaining with PrimeSport.com, which has multiple game packages available, many of them very reasonable as compared to rising prices on the secondary market.
According to data from TicketIQ.com, the average asking price for the Final Four is $1,108, which ties it with the 2015 Final Four as the 2nd most expensive this decade. Currently, the Championship game has an average price of $619.
For fans still considering a trip to San Antonio, here’s a look at the match-ups and ticket packages available.
No. 11 Loyola-Chicago vs. No. 3 Michigan
Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt is Loyola’s team chaplain, becoming something of an icon as the team continues to defy the odds and advance to the Final Four.
But whether or not the Ramblers are truly getting an assist from above, they’ll face their toughest test in Michigan, which has been to the Final Four seven times and won once. The Wolverines have both the pedigree and experience to get to the national championship. Three of the four No. 11 seeds that have reached the Final Four have done so since 2006, and none of the previous three have advanced to the title game.
No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 1 Kansas
This is what the Selection Committee envisioned – chalk.
Villanova and Kansas have a combined five national titles, including one apiece since 2008. Villanova (1985, 2016) has won two and Kansas has won (1952, 1988, 2008) three. This game will be the marquee matchup.
Villanova brings the best offense in the nation, averaging 87 points per game. But both the Wildcats and Jayhawks are above-average in every category. Villanova and Kansas are 3-3 in the all-time season series, and the Wildcats beat the Jayhawks in a regional final in 2016 on their way to a national title.
FINAL FOUR at San Antonio
Average Price: $1,108, Cheapest Ticket: $212
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP at San Antonio
Average Price: $619, Cheapest Ticket: $176
If you’ve caught the March Madness fever, PrimeSport.com still has ticket packages available for the Final Four at San Antonio’s Alamodome March 31-April 2. Fans looking for game tickets only can take advantage of the official NCAA Final Four ticket exchange, powered by PrimeSport, to buy and sell tickets to the last two rounds of the Big Dance. Ticket prices start at $240.
With tickets remaining for both the Final Four and championship game, fans who really want to treat themselves can take advantage of PrimeSport’s “Fan Experience” or “Pregame Party + VIP Experience.”
PrimeSport can also help fans with accommodations. Each of the six packages the company is offering include hotel, Final Four tickets, game-day transportation, access to the VIP Experience and more.
Offerings start at $2585 for the La Cantera Resort and Spa located about 30 minutes from the Alamodome in Texas’ Hill Country. For those who want to be closer to the action, there are several packages with hotels located in downtown San Antonio or at the Riverwalk, including both the Marriott and Omni hotels. PrimeSport Riverwalk packages start at $4585.
For fans looking to really pamper themselves, PrimeSport’s all-inclusive package, starting at $995.75, includes everything in the Fan Experience package plus premium food and beverage with upscale, unlimited food stations and open bar.
Also featured in the package are interactive games, live music and appearances by nine-time NBA All-Star George ‘Iceman’ Gervin, ex-San Antonio Spur small forward Sean Elliott, media personality Seth Davis, and composer David Barrett, who wrote ‘One Shining Moment,’ the song played when the national champion cuts down the nets.