Duke & Gonzaga Headline Sweet 16 South Regional Games at NRG Stadium

(UPDATE 3/25) The year’s South Regional Sweet 16 games will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston on Friday. UCLA has danced into Fourth Round play and will now face No. 2 Gonzaga in the earlier game. Duke and Utah will follow in the later game Friday night. The average secondary price for Sweet 16 South Regional tickets is $382.70, which is 58.3% more expensive than yesterday’s average of $241.66. The get-in price has dropped, however, and fans hoping to attend will find the cheapest ticket listed for $77. Yesterday’s get-in was $92.

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(3/24) NRG Stadium in Houston will welcome South Regional games this week. On Friday, UCLA will play Gonzaga prior to a matchup between Duke and Utah. Duke boasts the coveted Jahlil Okafor, who is slated to be the top pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. However, the Blue Devils will have to get past the Runnin’ Utes before they continue through the South. UCLA will hope to continue dancing as the lowest remaining seed in the tournament this weekend.

Over the first two Sweet 16 games, the average price for Sweet 16 South Regional tickets is $241.66 on the secondary market. The cheapest ticket available for Friday’s games starts at $92.

Winners of both games will advance to the Elite Eight game on Sunday. Elite Eight South Regional tickets on TicketIQ average at $209.80 and get-in price starts at $75.

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While Duke is considered one of the most dominant teams in the country this year, Utah will likely serve as its most formidable opponent of the tournament thus far. Utah knocked off Georgetown in convincing fashion in the Round of 32, taking an 11-point victory over the Hoyas. In the earlier game, the Bruins will look to continue their unexpected success against Gonzaga.

With Duke and Gonzaga among the mix in Houston this week, it’s not surprising that an All-Sessions Pass is among the highest-priced ticket in the NCAA Tournament this year. A South Regional All-Sessions Pass on TicketIQ averages at $420.63 and the cheapest available starts at $171.

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