Final Four News
3-27-17: The 2017 NCAA Tournament has boiled down to four schools, and Gonzaga, South Carolina, North Carolina and Oregon will each head to University of Phoenix Stadium looking to punch their ticket to next Monday’s championship game. The Zags head to their first-ever Final Four on the heels of an 83-59 routing of Xavier at SAP Center. They’ll face South Carolina, also making its first Final Four appearance in school history, in the earlier matchup on Saturday. North Carolina earned its way to Glendale on a game-winning jump shot from sophomore Luke Maye with three seconds remaining against Kentucky. The Tar Heels move on to face Oregon, who set to play in the Final Four for the first time since 1939. Gonzaga-South Carolina tips off at 6:09 pm EST on Saturday followed by North Carolina-Oregon at 8:49 pm EST.
3-28-16: Buzzer beaters, improbable comebacks, and Cinderella runs - it's what the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is all about. This year's 68-team tournament has been nothing short of captivating, from Middle Tennessee State eliminating Michigan State to Texas A&M's incredible 12-point rally over Northern Iowa with under one minute remaining. The Final Four is now upon us, pitting Villanova against Oklahoma and UNC against latest Cinderella Syracuse at NRG Stadium.
Expect to pay big prices if looking to attend any of the upcoming games on Saturday and Monday, however. As it stands now tickets for an All Sessions Pass (which includes access to both Semifinal games and the Championship Game) now average $1,756.93 and the cheapest is listed for $412.
Looking to just attend the Semifinal games on April 2? The average resale price for Final Four Session 1 tickets (access to both Semifinal games) is now $1,096.09 and the get-in price is $256. The Championship Game is also garnering big price points. The average resale price for 2016 NCAA Tournament Championship Game tickets is now $917.76, making it the most expensive Championship Game on average since at least 2011. The cheapest ticket to the title game is currently $134.
4-5-15: The 2015 NCAA Final Four Championship game is set, and the Duke Blue Devils will take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
4-1-15: The Final Four will begin this Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. In the earlier game, Duke will take on Michigan State and will be followed by Kentucky vs Wisconsin. Now just three days away, the average price for tickets on TicketIQ is $1,107.77 and the get-in price starts at $293. Those tickets honor both Saturday games. Winners will advance to the championship game, which will be held on Monday night.
3-31-15: The stage is now set for this year’s NCAA Tournament Final Four. Michigan State and Duke will battle at Lucas Oil Stadium this Saturday prior to Kentucky and Wisconsin’s showdown later that evening. For fans hoping to attend, ticket prices are reaching historical highs on the secondary market. The average secondary price for tickets on TicketIQ is $1,151.98, marking the most expensive average price since at least 2011. This year’s Final Four average breaks the record set in 2013, when tickets averaged at $1,032.48. The cheapest available ticket to this year’s two games is currently listed for $327.
3-29-15: The last two spots of the Final Four are set. Michigan State defeated Louisville 76-70 on Saturday, while Duke beat Gonzaga 66-52. The two teams will now face each other on Saturday, April 4. So Saturday's schedule is as follows:
Session 1 (Semifinals):
6:09 PM - Wisconsin Badgers vs. Kentucky Wildcats
8:49 PM - Michigan State Spartans vs. Duke Blue Devils
The winners will square off in the NCAA basketball tournament championship game will be played on Monday April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis.
3-28-15: Two of the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four are set. The Kentucky Wildcats continued their perfect season with a 68-66 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Wisconsin Badgers also punched their tickets with an 85-78 win over the Arizona Wildcats at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
3-24-15: The Final Four will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on April 4. With 16 teams still vying for a spot, the average price for tickets on TicketIQ is currently $925.71 and the get-in price starts at $235.
4-4-14: tickets continue to fall in price and as of April 4th have hit their lowest point yet. An all-session strip currently averages $651 on the secondary market, a 22% decrease in the past 24 hours alone. Tickets for the semi-finals saw the next biggest decrease, falling 21% to an average of $402 per ticket.
4-3-14: Final Four ticket prices continue to fall, as the All Session strip has dropped $72 (8%) in the past 24 hours to an average of $838. The Semi-Finals session currently averages $513 which is even from yesterday. The Championship game also saw a drop from $437 to $420 in the past 24 hours.
4-2-14: Since the Final Four match-ups were set last weekend, prices for tickets have been fluctuating greatly. After going up over the first 48 hours after the Elite Eight came to an end, leaving tickets at a higher price point than any recent final four, prices have been dropping consistently. Currently, the average price for the semifinals is $513 a drop of nearly $60 since Monday. Championship game prices have dropped nearly the same amount, falling from $494 on Monday to $437 today. The all-session strip has also dropped, falling from $1023 to $990.
4-1-14: After this weekend's action, the Men's final four for 2014 is set. Top seeded Florida will take on Connecticut and No. 2 Wisconsin will take on Kentucky. The average ticket price of the secondary market for April 5th semi-finals is $590. The championship game two days later averages $522. An all-session strip is the priciest Final Four ticket, at an average of $1015.
3-30-14: The current average price for the Final Four all sessions strip is $1,301.72 with a get in of $359. 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 $669.11 with a get in price of $206. Below is the average and get in price for previous 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 $8,100. There are also suites listed for up to $31,900+
The current average price for the National Championship game is $561.32 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)
3-28-14: We're one step closer to the Final Four with of the teams selected for the Elite 8. Thus far Dayton, Florida, Arizona, and Wisconsin will each go at it for a ticket to Dallas. Tonight's games feature Uconn vs Iowa State, Virginia vs Michigan State, Michigan vs Tennessee, and Kentucky vs Louisville.
3-27-14: The first set of Sweet 16 games kick off tonight as we inch closer to the Final Four. Tonight's action sees two cinderella teams battle it out with Dayton vs Stanford followed by Florida vs UCLA. Out west at the Honda Center in Anaheim, San Diego State vs Arizona will be preceded by Baylor vs. Wisconsin.
3-26-14: Within the past 24 hours, the average price for all session strip for the Final four has increased $9.87 on the secondary market. The Semi Finals session saw a $52.54 increase (8.79%). Finally, the championship game actually saw a 3.90% decrease from $615.80 to $591.80. The regionals will get underway on Thursday night.
3-25-14: tickets update over the past 24 hours: The All session strip has increased .61% to increase from $1107.97 to $1114.75. The semi final session has gone down 2.53% from $613.40 to $597.89. The championship has increased 5% from $586.44 to $615.80. The overall tournament average is $389.36 on the secondary market.
3-24-14: Rounds 2 & 3 of the NCAA tournament saw a plethra of notable upsets. We now know that top candidates such as Wichita State, Duke, Kansas, and Syracuse will not be making a trip to the Final Four. Instead, cinderella squads such as Dayton and Stanford have a chance to punch a ticket to the big dance. The other 3 no.1 seeds (Arizona, Florida, and Virginia) still remain for Sweet 16 action later this week.
3-21-14: All aspects of 2014 tickets saw an increase on the secondary market in the past 24 hours. The All Session strip increased $20.90 to a new average of $1,112.71, the semi finals went up 5.16% percent to $595.84, and the championship game saw a 5.67% increase to a new average of $613.62
3-20-14: Many fans' brackets were busted thanks to an upset win with Dayton beating Ohio State 60-59. There was balanced scoring from Dayton with 5 players with 9 or more points. Aaron Craft played a strong game for the Buckeyes with 16 points, 4 steals, and 5 rebounds. However, Craft missed a last second highly contested drive to the basket that would have sealed the victory.
3-19-14: Before the Final Four, we must first decide the first four. Yesterday's action in Dayton saw Albany beating Mount Saint Mary's and NC State defeating Xavier. The Great Danes were lead by DJ Evans with 22 points and 9 rebounds while playing all 40 minutes. Will Miller had 21 points in 26 minutes off the bench for Mount Saint Mary's.
3-18-14: Ticket prices for the 2014 Final Four has remained fairly consistent this week. The average ticket prices for the semi finals has fallen by 2% this week, and the average asking price for the championship game has fallen by 1% this week. An all session strip currently averages $1,116 on the resale market with cheapest available being $349.
3-17-14: With the selection of the NCAA tournament bracket yesterday, the top 4 seeds came with little surprise. Florida topped the south, Arizona topped the west, Wichita State took the top seed in the midwest and Virginia kept the top slot in the east. Louisville, who took the 4th seed in the Midwest is the current favorite from the experts to win it all.
3-14-14: Bracketology expert Jerry Palm from CBS Sports has replaced his first four after yesterday's conference tournament action. His new batch of first four is SMU, Providence, Tennessee and Missouri. He removed Cal, Arkansas, Minnesota, and BYU. Conference tournament action continue today and throughout the weekend with selection Sunday this weekend.
3-13-14: With Villanova taking an early exit in the Big East tournament, they may have shown some weaknesses en route to the main tournament. Many experts are considering dropping them from their top seeds. Similar reservations have been made about the 34-0 Wichita State Shockers, due to their lack of quality opponents during the regular season.
3-12-14: The average price for tickets on the re-sale market is $661. The semi finals currently average $646 while the championship game commands an average asking price of $676. The all session strip has an average price of $1,125. This year's Final Four takes place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
3-11-14: Joe Lunardi's bracketology on ESPN.com has been updated to reflect the last weekend of regular season action. He currently has Florida as the 1-seed in the South, Villanova taking the top spot in the East, Arizona number 1 in the west, and the Wichita State Shockers as the number 1 seed in the Midwest.