The 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship is upon us, with this year’s final weekend of college basketball games taking place on the weekend of April 6th in U.S. Bank Stadium, located in Minneapolis, MN. It will surely be a packed house full of over 66,000+ rabid college hoops fans, and if you’re looking to secure a seat, be sure to check out our detailed NCAA Men’s Final Four seating chart here!
Fans can expect tickets for this year’s Final Four to be in huge demand with die-hard fan bases who travel very well, which prompts the question: how can you get the cheapest NCAA Men’s Final Four tickets?
who is in the 2019 ncaa men’s basketball championship Game?
The championship matchup is finally set, with a good mix of traditional programs and upstart ones who will be competing this weekend for an NCAA Championship. Those teams are:
- Texas Tech Red Raiders (West Region Champions)
- Virginia Cavaliers (South Region Champions)
One thing that these schools all have in common is that both remaining teams are very big public universities that have a large legion of fans who are dying to catch their team play in the Final Four in Minneapolis.
What does all of this mean? It means that there are two remaining NCAA basketball fan bases who are hungry to see their team finally win a title and who are going to be willing to pay top dollar to make it out to the championship this year, which should have a real impact on pricing.
When Should I Look to Purchase Tickets for the NCAA Men’s Final Four?
While each year brings about a different scenario as far as prices as the game date draws closer – factoring in things like the teams involved, proximity of the fan bases from the venue in which the game will be held, size of the schools playing, etc. – we have embedded a chart below that shows the way the markets have shaped up as the game draws near over the past few years.
We would advise potential buyers to treat this like any other major event with high-priced tickets: if you’re comfortable with where prices are at now, you may be better off just securing your tickets now rather than hoping to save a a bit when it may end up costing you if the market continues to hold and/or increase.
How To Get the Cheapest Final Four Tickets
With these being the biggest games of the year with the highest stakes, prices will likely not come cheap; however, if you’re looking for the absolute cheapest tickets for the NCAA Men’s Final Four, you’ll want to do your research on sites like ours before securing your tickets. Below is your best option for securing your Final Four tickets as early as right now and as cheaply as possible.
Bidding – One opportunity to secure cheaper tickets for the Final Four would be to utilize TickPick’s bidding platform, which allows a user to bid on tickets in certain sections or seat ratings at their price. If a seller with tickets for the game elects to accept the bid, the bidder’s card is charged and the order processes like any other transaction at the bidder’s price. For more information on how to take advantage of the bidding option, view our bidding tutorial.
If you weren’t able to secure tickets through any presales, general sales, or the aforementioned methods for the Final Four, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Tickets can still be purchased from secondary marketplaces, although the prices will not be at face value. With many big-time college basketball schools with huge fan bases looking like true Final Four contenders already, market prices are anticipated to be on the higher side, but that doesn’t mean that good deals can’t be had – if you know where to look.
Why Should I Buy Final Four Tickets Through TickPick?
In short, securing your Final Four tickets through TickPick over any other secondary marketplace is a way to save money because of our no fee pricing structure that makes a much bigger difference on the total price of tickets as get-in prices for an event like this get higher. TickPick has had an extreme increase in sales for major events like the Super Bowl and NCAA Tournament in recent years because fans out there tend to do plenty of research when they’re willing to commit amounts in the high hundreds or thousands per ticket.
When a fan is looking to purchase a ticket that is listed on both StubHub and TickPick, for example, the price will ultimately be higher (usually by hundreds of dollars) once the fees are applied on all sites other than TickPick that tack on the fees at the end. These savings only extrapolate as the prices per ticket increase. Do the research before making your decision in order to save big.
When Will I Receive My Tickets for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four?
With major events like this, traditional hard stock tickets often times aren’t allocated by the teams or venue until a few weeks before of the week of the event. The reason for that is that the matchups aren’t predetermined, so once they become apparent (in this case, the weekend of March 30th) the schools are allocated tickets by the venue and NCAA that go to donors, alumni, current students, etc. These tickets may very well hit the resale market well ahead of when they’re actually received by the brokers who are able to list them for sale.
Given that in recent years the NCAA has preferred electronic methods of delivery like Flash Seats that run no risk of being counterfeited, most buyers should expect to receive their tickets electronically via this system. Please keep in mind that some Flash Seats may not be available until closer to Final Four weekend, but as soon as the seller is granted access to them from the venue, they will then take the time to manually transfer them to the buyer’s account to be claimed. Find out more about the Flash Seats delivery system via our blog about it here.
Those who receive hard tickets from the venue can rest assured that any tickets purchased from TickPick will be 100% guaranteed and are going to arrive in plenty of time before the game. In the event that you’re waiting until the last minute to purchase these tickets, many large licensed ticket brokers have set ups and local pickup options as a delivery method that would be the only way to deliver these last minute orders that come through over the weekend of or on the day of the game. These local pickups will mostly occur a ticket office or local venue (deemed to be within a mile or so of the venue), but many will have representatives of the ticket brokers themselves physically meeting buyers on the stadium grounds in order to hand deliver their tickets ahead of the game right up until just before tip-off.
As always, TickPick provides our buyers with a BuyerTrust Guarantee on all tickets, assuring any buyers that tickets purchased through us will be secure and 100% valid for entry. Sellers stand to lose a lot of money should their tickets ever not work for any event, let alone one with high values on tickets like this, so they have every reason to ensure there will not be any issues. Furthermore, the majority of tickets for this event will be Flash Seats, which is an electronic delivery system implemented by the venue in order to prevent fraud and cannot be duplicated. The rest of these tickets are hard stock that are issued directly from the venue and have systems in place to verify and ensure that they cannot be counterfeited.
With high prices come high service fees with many marketplaces, but not TickPick. Here at TickPick we have no service fees, making us your source for the cheapest NCAA Men’s Final Four tickets on the secondary market. Given the high face values and extreme resale value of this annual event, prices can get out of hand quickly when you factor in the fees that every other marketplace aside from TickPick will charge you on top of the listed price. If you have not used TickPick before, you can sign up with the link below for $10 off your first purchase. If you have any questions regarding Final Four tickets, feel free to call us at 845-538-4567 or contact us by email at [email protected]
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