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Why Final Four Tickets Are a Better Value Than You Think

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Jeremy Lamb #3 of the Connecticut Huskies dunks the ball against the Butler Bulldogs during the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. Photograph by Streeter Lecka—Getty Images

If you’re looking to score tickets to the Final Four at the NRG Stadium in Houston, here’s the bad news: they won’t come cheap.

Already, a full strip of tickets—which includes both the two semifinals and the national championship game—are going for an average resale value of $803 on SeatGeek. Fans who want to buy those tickets individually are paying an average of $515 for the semifinals, and $455 for the championship.

The good news? Those are cheaper than last year’s Final Four that featured name schools like Kentucky and Duke.

In the grand scheme of major sporting events, this year’s Final Four is actually much cheaper than attending Super Bowl 50 or last year’s World Series. “If you want to see a major [sports] championship, the Final Four is the best way to get in there at a reasonable price,” Chris Leyden, analyst at SeatGeek, told Fortune.

So far, it seems fans of the Oklahoma Sooners are most interested in making the trip, Leyden said, making up 10% of all SeatGeek tickets sold for the Final Four.

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