Earlier today we posted an article on Forbes breaking down travel and hotel costs at this year's Final Four at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Surprisingly, it's actually easier to find Final Four tickets than available rooms. For more on the subject, here's a little of the article:
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the old cliché rings as true as ever when it comes to this year’s NCAA Final Four. With Final Four tickets for an all sessions strip running significantly higher than in recent years, it’s going to take a pretty fat wallet to make the journey to AT&T Stadium in Dallas for Saturday’s semifinals and the championship game on Monday. But while folks with the bankroll required for attending the Final Four might typically enjoy higher end accommodations, there are no longer any to be found in Dallas. Currently, every three-, four- and five-star hotel located within the city limits is completely booked for both Saturday and next Monday. Those who haven’t already booked a mid to upscale hotel room already are pretty much out luck barring last minute cancellations.
According to travel search engine Hipmunk, nightly hotel rates in Dallas, when available, are inflated between 40-100% across the board for the duration of the Final Four. Despite the Final Four premium for any given room however, one of the quirky statistical side effects of the fact that upper-tier hotels are now completely sold out is that the mean price per available hotel room has actually dropped since yesterday. This is due to the fact that pricing data is pulled solely from available rooms. Since upper tier hotels no longer have any vacancies, the average overall room price now consists almost entirely of one- and two- star hotels. While prices for these rooms are still inflated relative to their typical prices, they are generally pricing on the lower end of the 40-100% premium that Dallas hotels are currently experiencing.
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