The Final Four 2017
The Final Four is set, with the Gonzaga Bulldogs, South Carolina Gamecocks, Oregon Ducks and North Carolina Tar Heels all heading to University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Both Gonzaga and South Carolina are making their first appearances in the Final Four, while Oregon is back for the first time in a very long time. UNC in the experienced team of the group, with the Tar Heels having lost in last year's National Championship Game. The Final Four tips off at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday April 1.
Historical Ticket Prices
The culmination of weeks of March Madness begins on April 1 with the Final Four. The two national championship semifinal games will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Which teams will get the chance to play is anyone's guess, so fans tend to wait until the Regional Championships have concluded before making the investment. A ticket to see both of 2015's Final Four games cost an average of $897. A ticket to see both Final Four games in 2014 cost an average of $608 on the secondary market. The 2013 Final Four was the most expensive since SeatGeek started collecting data on the tournament; that year fans paid an average of $743 to see Michigan beat Syracuse and Wichita State lose to Louisville. Three of the biggest programs in college basketball and an amazing Cinderella story in Wichita State contributed to making 2013 such an outlier. Conversely, the 2012 Final Four was the least expensive Final Four matchup in the past five years where fans paid just $358 on average to see both games. Because Kentucky and Louisville play each other every year, fans were not excited to see their matchup in the Final Four. As a general guideline, Final Four Tickets will be the most expensive when historically dominant teams make the semifinals while upsets by mid-tier competitors tend to deflate ticket prices.