Houston, TEXAS – If you’re still searching for a ticket to the Final Four game against the Univerity of Houston and Baylor, you may be looking at spending a few thousand dollars on tickets.
It’s been nothing but buzz and excitement for the University of Houston men’s basketball team who is headed to the Final Four to take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday.
“It’s my school. Go Coogs!” said one UH Cristian Zrtcuhe. “It’s a huge deal for my whole family.”
When KPRC 2 asked fans if they were planning on going to the game, the answers were split.
“I think I’m just going to go. I don’t want to miss it,” said student Sara Kahan.
On the NCAA website, coordinators say each team will be provided a very limited number of tickets to sell.
The University of Houston tells KPRC 2 that students had one last chance to sign up for those limited tickets on Monday. This season, tickets cost $200 each.
Baylor said it’s sending two busses with 50 students to the game. The buses are scheduled to leave on Friday.
KPRC 2 checked StubHub for tickets to Saturday’s game and they start at $1,100 and go all the way up to $25,000 with only 60 tickets left on the website.
Ticketmaster also had a few tickets ranging from $900 to $1400 each.
Also, a round-trip flight will cost you anywhere from $471 to $648, depending on when you fly in and when you fly out.
Terry Calhoun has gone to past NCAA championship games and he says it will be tough, but doable.
“I think the prices are worse because of the pandemic. They’re only allowing so many people in, so I think that doesn’t play in the favor of fans. If it was a full stadium, prices would be very different,” said Calhoun.
Pre-COVID-19, Lucas Oil Stadium could fit 70,000 spectators in the stands, but because it is now operating at 22% capacity, all those tickets were taken out of the mix.