How do tickets for March Madness work? Do prices get steeper when matchups are actually set?
You have to go through the general schools. You have no chance if you go through UK, Duke, Kansas, etc., but if you go through the small schools that are in the city you want to go to then you could probably get in through them. Each school has to sell a certain number of tickets and they have to pay back the NCAA for ones that don't sell. Some of the smaller schools don't have that much money with their fan base and can't afford to fly. If you go through the schools, that only guarantees you the game that school plays in as well as the game either right before or right after that game. So you only get 2 games. If the school you picked wins, then that also gives you an option of the next round tickets as well.
The tickets for all the games at those venues went on sale in October so they are probably sold out but it could be worth a shot. Another thing you could do is go through Stubhub. A lot of people think they can scalp these tickets but then don't realize that no one buys until tomorrow night when the teams have been set. That only gives them a couple of days to sell. They don't want to lose out their money so they start to lower the prices.
If you go through Stubhub, then yes you may pay more based on who is there but the NCAA wont raise the price of the tickets if you go via the schools.
Last edited by jayceheathman : 03-16-2014 at 12:54 AM.
Lunardi's current St. Louis group looks awesome right now. Not a huge distance for any of the fanbases to travel (except Arizona State and Cal Poly/Texas Southern), and they're all fanbases that DO travel. St. Louis will be completely mobbed for a few days.
I really hope KU and Wichita State are in the same bracket, though. That game just needs to happen.
Somehow, Virginia is still underrated. They should be the #1 regardless of the Michigan game.
Michigan will have 11 wins against the RPI top 50 with a win against State, while Virginia has 5 wins. One being the ACC regular season and tournament champs and the other representing the Big Ten in the same respect, the quality wins will separate them.