At an average resale price of $557, tickets to the East Regional in Philadelphia are the hottest of any of the four locations. It looks like the crowd will be heavily local, along with a significant draw from Indiana to support IU and ND.

At an average resale price of $557, all-session tickets to the East Regional in Philadelphia (UNC-Indiana, Notre Dame-Wisconsin) are the hottest of any of the four locations. The demand for the regional sites ranks as follows:

Most Expensive Regional March Madness Ticket

Region Team Average Resale Price
East Philadelphia $557
West Anaheim $470
Midwest Chicago $432
South Louisville $370

East Regional Session 1 (the two Sweet 16 games) in Philly are the most in demand single session tickets an an average resale price of $352.

This is one of the priciest regional site tickets we’ve seen in an NCAA Tournament since we began tracking the secondary ticket market in 2011. Only 2014’s East Regional in New York (which featured local school UConn) and last year’s Midwest Regional in Cleveland (which had #1 seed Kentucky) have out priced this ticket.

It’s looking like there will be a heavily local crowd in Philadelphia: the top three states that drove the most traffic to SeatGeek’s East Regional pages are Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Indiana, however, is the fourth-ranked state, and Illinois ranks fifth (13 percent of traffic combined) showing strong support for both Indiana and Notre Dame. North Carolina ranks ninth and Wisconsin ranks 10th.

Full Strip Tickets to NCAA East Regional

This is the most expensive event we’ve ever seen in the Wells Fargo Center, outranking two Rolling Stones concerts in 2013. It’s also 50 percent pricier than an all-session pass the last time Philadelphia hosted NCAA Tournament games in 2013 (second and third rounds, for $353 average resale).

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