It will be a battle of No. 1 seeds in this year’s Women’s Final Four. Held at the Amalie Arena in Tampa this Sunday, the NCAA Tournament’s penultimate round will pit Notre Dame against South Carolina in the earlier matchup followed by a bout between defending champion UConn and Maryland. For fans hoping to attend both games this weekend, ticket prices are dropping on the secondary market – and they’re dropping fast.
The average price for NCAA Women’s Final Four Semifinals tickets is $123.48 on the secondary market, down 48.1% from yesterday’s average of $238.22. The low price has been nearly spliced in half since yesterday as well, with get-in price now listed at $62. Yesterday, the cheapest available Semifinals ticket was priced at $112.
Tuesday’s championship game is also seeing ticket prices decrease. Women’s championship game tickets on TicketIQ now average at $121.60, marking a price drop of 20.6% from the $153.23 average yesterday. Get-in price is now $45, down 33% from yesterday’s $68 low price.
The corresponding men’s tournament in Indianapolis has also seen secondary prices nosedive since mid-week. Men’s Final Four tickets on TicketIQ now average at $830.45, dropping 23.2% since its peak average of $1,081.44 at the conclusion of the Elite Eight games. Fans looking to just get past the gates at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday will find the cheapest available Final Four ticket for $282, down 28.7% from Monday’s get-in price of $396.
Despite the tumbling prices, the men’s tournament still continues to dominate the secondary market over the women’s. Men’s Final Four tickets are 572% more expensive than the women’s Final Four, and Kentucky’s pursuit of the perfect season mixed in with the bevy of talent taking the floor in Indianapolis is driving that price premium.
Geno Auriemma’s Huskies are the clear favorite to take this year’s women’s tournament, who took home the title in both 2013 and 2014. UConn boasts three All-Americans in Moriah Jefferson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Breanna Stewart and will be making its eighth consecutive trip to the Semininal game this weekend.