NEW ORLEANS - What was anticipated to be one of the most expensive Final Four tickets ever has .. gotten pretty close to normal?
It seems the challenge for those wanting to get to the end of the Mississippi River and attend tonight’s matchups of Kansas vs. Villanova and Duke vs. North Carolina is actually getting to New Orleans in the first place. As we’ve discussed previously the prices for hotels and air travel from most of the country to Crescent City have been through the roof.
So the market for tonight’s tickets is limited to those within driving distance of the Superdome. And for that reason you can get a seat for a very reasonable amount to see what might be Mike Krzyzewski’s last game as the head coach of the Blue Devils.
#FinalFour ticket prices have dropped 78% since they peaked after #Elite8. Lower level now under $700 ‘22 now 2nd cheapest semi-final in last decade NO FEES https://t.co/SSFnjeh1TW pic.twitter.com/ghnTw4RAnl— TicketIQ (@Ticket_IQ) April 2, 2022
This has gone from one of the most expensive Final Four tickets last weekend to one of the cheapest now, with no games played in-between.
It seems travel is limiting the price of tickets more than the desire to be here. But New Orleans doesn’t have the biggest airport, isn’t exactly designed as a city for last-minute travel, and every AirBnb for dozens of miles is quite pricey.
If this game were in New York or Philadelphia, or even a city like Houston or Los Angeles, we might see some serious upward price pressure. But in The Big Easy, it’s pretty easy to get to tonight’s Final Four doubleheader.
But you’ve got to be here already.