A Cinderella contender is still dancing, the overall No. 1 seed overcame injury and adversity to assert its will, and two of the biggest names in the recent history of the game dominated in their Elite Eight matchups to round out the field for the 2013 NCAA Final Four in Atlanta's Georgia Dome starting Saturday, April 6.
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Final Four Teams & Ticket Info
Although star player Kevin Ware has to sit the rest of the NCAA March Madness tournament out, having broken his leg during Louisville's 85-63 win over Duke this past Sunday, the Cardinals are still in strong standing to go all the way. But in order to do so, they're going to need a lot of homegrown support. Luckily, the University of Louisville has offered a special ticket package for current students:
For Students: 710 tickets (355 in the lower level and 355 in the upper level) are available for student purchase. The price of a ticket is an awesomely affordable $25, and will be released on a first-come, first-served basis. You can only buy one ticket per person, and must remember to bring your student ID and the credit card you used to buy the ticket to the arena with you the day of the game. Follow the instructions at www.uoflsports.com to secure your seat now!
For Alumni: Unfortunately, the UofL Alumni Association does not have any tickets reserved for the Big Game(s). The university's site recommends checking out Stubhub and Ticketmaster – although, to make things a little easier, we recommend scrolling through all of the secondary ticket market's offerings in one easy-to-navigate place here.
With Big Ten Player of the Year Trey Burke at the helm, the Michigan Wolverines are primed to give their opponents in the NCAA tournament a run for their (and everyone betting on them!) money. Students of the University of Michigan, however, won't need deep pockets to see their classmates play their way to the finals on April 6.
For Students: If you're a true diehard fan of the Wolverines, your devotion is about to pay off: Only student season-ticket holders are eligible to purchase tickets to the Final Four through the university. And if you are eligible, you'd have known it by now; the university sent out emails this past Monday, April 1, alerting all those who are qualified. The 700-seat student section will be located behind the Michigan Pep Band, and tickets are $40.
For Alumni: Alumni will also be rewarded for their continuing commitment to the University of Michigan. A limited number of Final Four tickets have been made available, and will be included in the university's alumni "Victors Tour" package, which also boasts hotel accommodation, brunch, free shuttle service to and from the arena, and other serious perks. For more information, visit the Michigan Sports website here.
Wichita State Shockers
While making it to the Final Four would be considered a big, noteworthy deal for any school that prides itself on its athletics program, the Wichita State Shockers' recent spate of victories has special meaning for the Wichita State University community: It's the first time since 1965 the Shockers have made it to the finals. Like we said – big, noteworthy deal.
For Students: Like the other schools in the Final Four, 700 tickets were made available for student purchase. Thousands of interested students lined up outside the Wichita State University ticket office Monday morning to put in their requests for Final Four tickets; they then received an email later that day with a link and further information. Tickets are $40, although unfortunately for late-to-the-gate fans, at this point, it's unlikely any student seats are left.
For Alumni: Same goes for tardy alumni. Several alumni packages – which included hotel accommodations, tickets and seats on one of three charter flights – were made available on Saturday after Wichita's win over Ohio State, but had officially sold out as of Sunday morning. Naturally.
Defensive powerhouse Syracuse Orange rounds out the Final Four bill – and we've got the ticket info for current and former Syracuse University students below!
For Students:Or rather, we would, if there was more info to share. Unsurprisingly, student tickets have already sold out. 700 tickets were made available to student season-ticket holders first, at 10:00am Monday morning, and were then released to the wider student body at 4:30pm that afternoon. All the inventory had been snatched up as of 5:00pm.
For Alumni:It doesn't look as if Syracuse Orange alumni are faring much better. Although, while all travel packages are now open to the general public – meaning no special alumni deals – hotel/ticket bundles haven't sold out as of yet. For more information, visit the Syracuse University Athletics website here.
Final Four Ticket Costs & Prices
2013 Final Four Ticket Prices
Final Four 2013 Average as of 3/19/2013: $1152 which is 13% lower than last year's average of $1325. Check out the table below for more information on this year's prices and the infographic below for detail on last year's prices and Final Four ticket prices in general.
Prices of Tickets Sold on Various Dates
Final Four Ticket Stats
The average price of a full strip ticket to last year's Final Four was $486. Ticket prices increased significantly after the Final Four teams were finalized. In the week before the Final Four, full strip tickets sold for $354, but during the week of the Final Four ticket prices jumped to $499 an increase of 41.2%!
2013 Final Four Seating Chart
Look at Final Four tickets on our event page plotted on an interactive seating chart.
Bracketology Isn't It Just Madness?
The brackets and seeds were announced on March 18th with the four number 1 seeds — though keep in mind that rarely do all the 1 seeds make the Final Four — going to Louisville, Kansas, Indiana, and Gonzaga. Check out the offical brackets below:
2013 Final Four Brackets
March Madness is almost upon us. From ESPN to CBS, everyone's early bracket predictions look identical. However, this is March and things are about to get crazy. This last season had dozens of Ap Top 5 upsets. The always competitive Big Ten conference proved to be the toughest in the last decade. Duke, Indiana, Gonzaga, Michigan, and Louisville are just a few big name teams that might reach the Final Four. You can find tickets below.
Also, if you are still filling out your bracket, check out some of our Bracketology statistics showing the likelihood of an upset.
Cheap Final Four Seats
Tips for cheap final four tickets at the Georgia Dome
- The absolutely cheapest tickets available are $218 in section 337
- The best deals are in section 330 at $265 (UPPER LEVEL)
- The best 200 level deals are in Section 234 for $272 (MEZZANINE LEVEL)
- The best 100 level deals are in Sectoin 129 for $431 (LOWER LEVEL)
Tips form 2012
If you are looking for the best way to get Final Four tickets you have come to the right place. You can use our interactive seating map (see below) to find the best prices on Final Four package deals, as well as the best Final Four ticket deals, and - if you are on a budget - the cheapest Final Four tickets selling for this year's games in New Orleans.
Notes on cheap Final Four tickets
- The best location for cheap Final Four seats in New Orleans is in the following sections (highlighted with big green dots in the above seating chart): 533, 559, 650, 651 - basically the upper level sections behind the hoops at the Superdome
- The cheapest available Final Four ticket right now is for section 631 for $130
- The average ticket price for Final Four tickets is $754
- 100 level seats are starting aroun $500
Notes on cheap Final Four Strip tickets
- The best location for cheap Final Four seats in New Orleans is in the following sections (highlighted with big green dots in the above seating chart): 533, 559, 607, 628 650, 651 - basically the upper level sections behind the hoops at the Superdome
- The cheapest ticket on the market is only $138 for section 647, which represents I nice deal compared to the $130 ticket for only the Final Four games quoted above
- The average ticket price for Strip tickets is $1176
Note that Final Four strip tickets include tickets for the Final Four games and the National Championship Game
If you are wondering more about how much final four tickets cost, your can jump to our discussion on Final Four face value ticket prices or read the current market rates below.
2012 Final Four Prices Infographic
Bracketology - Picking the Upsets
Statistics from NCAA Tourny 2006 to 2011
Seed1st Round Win2nd Round WinSweet Sixteen WinElite Eight Win
|# of Teams on Average Winning Round as Upset||8.17||1.83||0.33||0.17|
2012 Final Four Ticket Prices & Lottery Information (Face Value)
Week of Notes on 2012 Final Four Ticket Prices and Trends
- An all-session ticket to the Final Four is currently selling for an average price of $482, over $100 more than last year's Final Four (average of $372).As you might expect with the teams involved, we've seen a sharp rise in demand since Kentucky, Louisville, Kansas and Ohio State clinched their spots in the Final Four. Over the course of last week, average prices hovered in the $300 range, but as recently as Friday the average price for a Final Four ticket was $279. Within the last 24 hours, however, the average price has been $521, or an increase of nearly 85% over what we were seeing on Friday (which was the lowest average price we saw on any day throughout the tournament).
- One interesting aspect of the ticket story at the Final Four is always the dynamic of supply and demand for National Title game tickets. With two teams dropping out of the field before the finals, it's natural to see a price discrepancy between individual tickets for the National Semifinals and the Championship Game, and this year is no exception. Within the last 24 hours, the average price for an individual ticket to the Semifinals has been $436 while an individual ticket to Monday's championship game has been $211--or $225 cheaper!
- That said, the combined price of buying both of these tickets unbundled (that is, individually) would be just shy of $650 on average. That's around $125 more than the current average for an all session strip. Based on what we are seeing, we'd tend to advise fans looking for the best value to purchase an all-session strip, simply because they're so underpriced right now in comparison to buying your Semis tickets first and then buying Championship tickets in the event your team wins. To this point, we've seen all session upper deck seats selling for as little as $230, wheras you cant even find an upper deck ticket for the Semifinals alone for under $215, so there's real value now in purchasing an All-Session ticket.
- In terms of what states are driving demand for Final Four tickets, we've seen by far the most shopping traffic from Kentucky, by an over 3-to-1 margin over the next closest state. Shoppers from Kentucky have accounted for 30% of Final Four shoppers, with Ohio the next closest state at 8%, followed by Texas at 7%. This certainly makes sense considering half of the field hails from Kentucky. It's hard for us to pinpoint exactly what proportion of that 30% are Louisville fans as compared to UK fans, but nonetheless what we're seeing here speaks to the strength and passion of those two fanbases.And as for the absolute cheapest ticket in New Orleans for the Final Four? As of this morning, you could buy an upper deck seat to the National Championship game for as little as $82. All of SeatGeek's ticket listings to the Final Four games can be found here: http://seatgeek.com/2012-final-four-strip-includes-national-semifinals-and-championship-game-tickets/ncaa-basketball/2012-03-31/629458/
Every year the NCAA holds a lottery which is open to the public to vie for Final Four tickets. The application process is already underway for 2012 Final Four tickets at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Each entrant has the opportunity to apply for up to four seats.
If you're picked in the lottery you will be able to purchase Final Four 2012 tickets as well as 2012 NCAA Championship game tickets. Your credit card will be charged for the tickets if you apply, but if you are not picked in the lottery the charges will be refunded. The deadline to enter is either May 31, 2011 or up until 20,000 applications have been received, whichever comes first. Selection will take place in July, 2011 and winners will be notified beginning in August 2011. Winners of the 2012 Final Four tickets lottery will receive their coveted ticket books in February of 2012 just in time for madness.
If you aren't participating in the lottery and are wondering when final four tickets go on sale to the general public, your best bet is going to be the resale market (so sign-up for our newsletter above to get notified when tickets hit the open market). In 2011, tickets hit the resale market in October of 2010, so expect a similar time frame for 2012.
Final Four Weekend Preview
With double digit wins over each of their past four NCAA tournament opponents, it's easy to see why Vegas is picking the Kentucky Wildcats to win it all this year. The No. 1 seed overall in this year's tourney have a 52% chance of becoming champions, according to gambling expert RJ Bell of Pregame.com. As for the 'Cats competition, odds have the Ohio State Buckeyes at 25%, the Kansas Jayhawks at 15% and the Louisville Cardinals with an 8% chance.
Las Vegas currently has Kentucky as a 9.5 point favorite over Louisville and Ohio State a 3 point favorite over Kansas for Saturday’s semifinals. The 9.5 points over Louisville are the largest margin any opponent has had over another since 1999 and a No. 1 seed has won the NCAA National Championship 62% of the time since 1985 when the tournament expanded to 64 teams.
Officials from CBSSports.com say that of the 5.1 million brackets filled out for this year's tournament, just over 4 million, or 79%, have Kentucky in their Final Four. More than 43% of people who filled out the brackets have the Wildcats winning the title.
For fans heading down to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to catch the games in person the weekend is packed with excellent fan experiences not to be missed. Fans can catch each of the teams during their official practice sessions before the games get underway on Saturday. Kentucky will take the court from from Noon to 12:50 on Friday, Louisville from 1 to 1:50 p.m., Ohio State, 2 to 2:50 p.m. and Kansas, from 3 to 3:50 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and admission is free. Fans in attendance will also be randomly selected to win NCAA semifinal and championship game tickets throughout the day.
2012 Final Four Seating Chart
Final Four Seating Chart Superdome
Official Final Four Seating Chart New Orleans
Final Four Tickets - Face Value and Resale Prices
2012 Final Four Face Value Prices
- Price Level 3: $170
- Price Level 2: $190
- Price Level 1: $210
Resale Final Four Ticket Prices
- Because most of the volume comes in the days leading up to the event (see chart below), the volatility lessens and tickets fluctuate closer to the average
- Early on, as a mix of both small volume, lack of information, etc. there is a lot more fluctuation around the average price
- Spikes don't necessarily indicate that someone overpayed because this is for all sections and on a low volume day where someone buys a bunch of 100 level seats the daily average would skew upward
- 50% of ticket sales occur in the 9 days leading up to the start of the Final Four
- 80% of ticket sales occur in the 51 days leading up to the start of the Final Four
- Stuff gets really real when you would expect...the day of the first elite 8 games (3/26) there was a 248% in ticket sales followed by another 209% increase the next day (obviously due to the fact that this is when fans finally know which teams are actually in the final four).
If you are wondering how to get final four tickets, there are a couple of options. You can apply for 2012 Final Four tickets by going here and clicking on the 2012 New Orleans picture near the middle of the page. And of course, once tickets go onsale to the the general public, you can find all available Final Four tickets right here at SeatGeek! If you are looking for seats to the first few rounds of the 2012 March Madness tournament, those tickets go on-sale in October of 2011.
2012 Final 4 Ticket Packages & Prices
Final Four 2012 - All Session Game Ticket & FAN Hospitality
- Terrace Level Courtside, Sections 612-616,638-642,507-524,537-554 Ticket to the Semi-Final & Final Games
- Admission to the Official FAN Hospitality Pre-Game Party presented by PrimeSport
This package starts at $600 with section upgrades starting at $100 and going all the way up to $4700 for first 20 row VIP seats.
2012 March Madness Regional Dates and Locations
|March Madness Round||Dates by Round||Regional Locations|
|First||March 13, 14||Dayton, Ohio|
|Second, Third||March 15, 17||Albuquerque, N.M.|
|Second, Third||March 15, 17||Pittsburgh|
|Second, Third||March 15, 17||Portland, Ore.|
|Second, Third||March 15, 17||Louisville, Ky.|
|Second, Third||March 16, 18||Columbus, Ohio|
|Second, Third||March 16, 18||Greensboro, N.C.|
|Second, Third||March 16, 18||Nashville, Tenn.|
|Second, Third||March 16, 18||Omaha, Neb.|
|East||March 22, 24||Boston|
|Midwest||March 23, 25||St. Louis|
|South||March 23, 25||Atlanta|
|West||March 22, 24||Phoenix|
|Final Four||Mar 31, Apr 2||New Orleans|
2012 Final Four - Top Contenders
The top contenders for the NCAA national championship are Syracuse, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio St. and Baylor. With perennial threats Duke, UConn and Michigan State looming.
The Kentucky Wildcats might have dropped the SEC Championship game to Vanderbilt, but John Calipari's crew is still finding its way deep into most peoples' brackets. Some pundits might have nixed 'Cuse from their brackets after it was announced star sophomore center Fab Mello has been ruled ineligible, but the Orange are still a handful for just about any team in the country. Melo may have been absent from the team's lone regular season loss this season, but you still have to like their chances. North Carolina hasn't won a National Championship in about three years so they're probably due. And then there's Michigan State. Somehow Tom Izzo is the most dangerous man in March. He's gotten his Spartans into six Final Four appearances during his tenure as head coach so the man warrants some respect.
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2012 Final Four Ticket Prices / The Cost of Final Four Tickets
Based on last years numbers, the cost of 2 tickets to the final four can easily exceed $1000 dollars.
Average list price:
Cheapest Final Four tickets:
Courtside Final Four tickets are going for as high as $2900
All of the above data based on SeatGeek's secondary ticket market data
NCAA Tournament Ticket Prices (by round)
- Round of 64 Ticket Prices - a look at average March Madness ticket prices by region and venue
- Round of 32 Tickets Prices - average ticket prices by region and venue, as well as a look at the most expensive 3rd round session featuring Kansas, Illinois, Texas and Arizona
- Sweet 16 Ticket Prices - the West Region is proving to be the most demanded with March Madness fanatics
- Elite 8 Ticket Prices - full price analysis to be posted (in the meantime here is a look at the Arizona UConn matchup
- Final Four Ticket Prices - - full price analysis to be posted
- NCAA Championship Ticket Prices - Average ticket price: $282, cheapest ticket price: $39
All Final Four ticket price data based on secondary market prices as of 3/29/2011 at 2:30 PM ET.
Final Four Schedule/Information
NCAA Final Four Semifinals: Saturday April 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm Reliant Stadium – Houston, TX
We have been getting some inquiries regarding "what day can you buy 2012 final four tickets". The answer is now. Tickets are already available on the secondary market. I don't think there is another release of primary market tickets with the exception of the schools that make it into the Final Four in New Orleans.
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