The Real Cost of March Madness

By Ben Steverman, with Eben Novy-Williams and Seth Magalaner - 2012-03-21T23:12:14Z

Photograph by Mary Ann Chastain/AP Photo

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Ticket Prices

Tickets to regional rounds of the NCAA men's tournament will cost $250 to $2,000, according to PrimeSport, which is designated by the NCAA to sell ticket packages and run an online ticket exchange. Most men's Final Four tickets cost from $350 to $3,500 for the three games, although PrimeSport lists some at more than $7,000. A seat 18 rows back from center court for the three games costs $4,050. Farther up the stands at center court, tickets are worth $360 in the 40th row of the stadium's top level.

Tickets to the three games of the women's Final Four run from $350 to $1,500.