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Final Four Ticket Prices Are Dropping As We Approach Game Time

A view of the official NCAA Wilson Basketball during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal between the Michigan Wolverines and the Loyola Ramblers at the Alamodome.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 31: A view of the official NCAA Wilson Basketball during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal between the Michigan Wolverines and the Loyola Ramblers at the Alamodome on March 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Loyola Ramblers 69-57. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

We're less than a half hour away from tipoff at the Final Four in San Antonio, Texas.

At 6:09 p.m. E.T., No. 3 Michigan will take on No. 11 Loyola-Chicago. Two No. 1 seeds, Villanova and Kansas, will play in the second game.

Ticket prices for tonight's games at the Alamodome are actually pretty cheap. You can get seats close to the floor for only a couple hundred dollars.

Last-minute tickets in the lower section can be had for just more than $200.

The average ticket price has dropped below $1000 for the first time in several years.

From CNBC:

Ticket prices for the NCAA's big elimination round appear to have cooled in the last few days, dropping to an average asking price of around $743, according to TicketIQ. When looking at day-of prices, it's the 3rd most expensive since 2011, a website representative told CNBC.

While not exactly peanuts, that price is a far cry from earlier this week, when it seemed as if, for the fourth consecutive year, fans might have to cough up more than $1000 for a seat at this year's Final Four in San Antonio. On Saturday, Loyola-Chicago will take on Michigan, while Kansas will face off against Villanova.

According to TicketIQ, the most expensive Final Four ticket on the secondary market was in 2017, at $1,343, when North Carolina and Gonzaga advanced to the title game.

This isn't too surprising, considering some of the upsets we had earlier in the tournament.

A Michigan-Kansas national title game, though, could be a costly one to attend. Both fan bases are massive.