Kansas and Wichita State Driving Up NCAA Tournament Tickets Prices in Omaha


The Midwest and West regions will have several of its team represented at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha this week when the second and third rounds of the 2015 NCAA Tournament begin. The CenturyLink Center will be among the most expensive venues to host the two rounds this year, attributing much of its secondary market success to games featuring No. 2 Kansas in the Midwest and No. 1 Wisconsin in the West.

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Round 2 will tip off on Friday when No. 2 Kansas battles No. 15 New Mexico State at 12:15pm. That game will be followed by No. 7 Wichita State against No. 10 Indiana. On Friday evening, the scene will shift to the West when No. 8 Oregon takes on No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 1 Wisconsin plays No. 16 Coastal Carolina.

Both Round 3 games will be played on Sunday. Kansas or New Mexico State will face Wichita State or Indiana while Oregon or Oklahoma State takes on either Wisconsin or Coastal Carolina.

Between both rounds, an All-Sessions Pass averages $666.18 on the secondary market. Both Kansas and Wichita State’s campuses are under a six-hour drive to Nebraska, making Session 1 tickets own an average price of $587.65 due to the rather close proximity. The get-in price for Session 1 starts at $182. Session 2 tickets will be significantly cheaper at an average price of $304.51 and the cheapest ticket is listed for $73.

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Interestingly enough, Session 3 tickets will be the cheapest available at the CenturyLink Center. The average secondary price is currently $382.88 and the get-in price is $179.

Round 3 winners will advance to the Sweet 16, which will be held across four different regional venues next week. Midwest teams will play at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland while West teams travel to the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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