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Final Four ticket prices trending downward

Ticket sales are declining this year.

NCAA Basketball: Final Four Preview Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

This will not be the highest in-demand for a national championship you’ve seen. Only one traditional college basketball blueblood (North Carolina Tar Heels), one of the best mid-majors out there (Gonzaga Bulldogs), and two schools that have generally favored college football (Oregon Ducks and South Carolina Gamecocks).

Ticket trends have moved downward. Data is provided via TicketIQ.

  • There are currently 1,500+ tickets available on the secondary market for Saturday's Final Four at University Of Phoenix Stadium while there's 5,100+ available for Monday's Championship Game. Expected capacity at the Stadium is over 72,000.
  • The current cheapest ticket ("get-in price") for the Final Four is $226. That is a $96 decrease (-29%) since the Elite 8 concluded. The current cheapest ticket for the Championship game is $99, down $76 (-43%) since the conclusion of the Elite 8. Real-time ticket listings can be found here.
  • Here's a quick rundown of the cheapest Final Four ticket available at this time frame since 2011. As you can see, 2017 ranks pretty much in the middle of the pack historically:
  • 2017: $226
  • 2016: $161
  • 2015: $293
  • 2014: $100
  • 2013: $285
  • 2012: $216
  • 2011: $115