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SeatGeek's Guide to the Final Four

Guide TICKETS! Prices not on their way down. A miracle half-court heave by Butler falls just short as Duke wins its 4th national title Face Value, 1964–2012: 23 15 $140 $140 33 33 Michael Jordan hits a dutch baseline jumper to seal UNC's title win over Georgetown Carmelo Anthony leads Syracuse to a title in his single season with the Orangemen Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson; Highest TV ratings ever for a college basketball game Chris Webber infamously calls a timeout that Michigan doesn't have, leading to a technical foul and a UNC title win UCLA wins its first national $105 title, starting a championship streak of 9 in 11 years $70 Villanova shoots 80% from the floor to win as an 8th seed $35 $7 $0 '64 UConn downs a heavily favored 36-1 Duke team in the title game 68 '72 76 08, '84 '88 '92 '96 00, '04 08 '12 How about the secondary market? Premium Seats, March: '12 $1,800 '11 $1,350 $900 2012 Average $450 $1,325 $0 Selection First Round Second Round Sweet Sixteen Elite 2 days to Final Four Sunday Eight Nosebleed Seats, March: Average Price By Section: $1,315 $1,228 '12 $400 '11 $300 $750 $200 2012 Average $235 $435 $100 $235 $0 Selection First Round Second Round Sweet Sixteen Elite 2 days to Final Four Sunday Eight 600 Level 500 Level 300 Level 200 Level (club) 100 Level TRAVEL! The Big Easy: Gting to Getting to Gas $ to New 0rleans and Cheapest roundtrip flights from nearest major airports. back. (3.98/gallon X 25 MPG) I (Source: Kayak.com) 890 mi. Columbus, OH 873 mi. Lawrence, KS 708 mi. Louisville, KY $1,100 $290 Kentucky fans can save a bit of cash by flying from Louisville with their rivals. $1,450 $280 $1,240 $230 747 mi. If driving or flying are out of the question, Lexington, KY AMTRAK offers a 12-hour train to New Orleans departing from Fulton, KY for $171 each way. $1,450 $240 Ohio State, Louisville, & Kentucky fans will share the same 670mi. stretch of road to New Orleans. New Orleans The Roosevelt Hotel $1,070/night Last-minute Lodging: Who's Coming? --; Clarion Inn Gretna $181/night Ticket Shoppers By State: Cheapest Hotel w/ Availability Premium Hotel w/ Availability (Source: Hipmunk.com) 29% 9% 7% 5% 5% Ticket Shoppers By City: Kentucky Ohio Texas Florida Louisiana 4% 4% 4% 4% 10% 5% 3% 2% Illinois Georgia New York Kansas California Louisville Lexington (KY) Chicago Columbus Atlanta Percentages are out of total U.S. ticket shopping traffic. For example, we're seeing over twice as many shoppers 2% 2% 1.5% 1.5% 1% from Louisville alone than from the entire state of Kansas. New York Jefferson Houston New Orleans Dallas County (KY) TOTAL SPENT: Drive +Cheap hotel +Cheap seats Drive +Mid-range hotel +300 level seats Fly +Premium hotel +Prime seats $1,025 $2,500 $5,775 WITH THAT KIND OF CASH, YOU COULD... seamless Take on New 0rleans Throw a sick gameday party Alternatives for your $1,000: Craziest seamless.com March Madness Orders: $596 - evening of second round Private Swamp Airboat Tour for 10 410 wings 6 salads $426 - evening of third round 25 sushi pieces 8 sashimi pieces 1 sushi/sashimi assortment 2 eel avocado rolls 125 Hurricanes from 2 tuna rolls Pat 'O Brien's 8 other rolls 3 spicy tuna rolls 6 sides 8,772 Mardi Gras Beads $1,457 - evening of Final Four 8 salads 10 cheese pizzas 10 pepperoni pizzas 5 white pizzas 5 meatball pizzas 5 sausage pizzas 5 broccoli pizzas $1,797 - evening of Championship Dinner & wine for 12 10 guacamoles 3 Mexican chopped salads 10 empanadas 2 queso fundidos 6 quesadillas 16 tacos at Commander's Palace 11 cazuelas 6 roasted corn 9 corn breads THANKS FOR READING!- 4 french fries 9 enchiladas 7 skirt steaks 5 refried pinto beans Head to seatgeek.com/finalfour to find the best deals on Final Four tickets SeatGeek

SeatGeek's Guide to the Final Four

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