Interested in getting 2012 Final Four tickets for face value? Get in line, the demand is so high that there is a lottery in place to make sure that it is fair. Applicants must submit their entrance and credit card payment by May 31st and the selection takes place in July 2011. The real catch is that only 20,000 entrants are allowed to apply. Winners will be announced sometime in August and by October they will be available on the resale market. Winners will begin receiving their booklets with the tickets sometime in February. However, even at face value, these tickets are not cheap.
Level 1 seats will run at $210 each, Level 2 at $190 and Level 3 at $170, a relatively small price difference compared to the difference in the real seat view. Luckily, the Louisiana Superdome is projected to hold almost 77,000 people because of the NCAA’s efforts to rearrange seats and stadium structure in order to optimize the experience for fans. As for the average consumer, the ticket resale market is going to boom going into March Madness for these seats. Fans can expect to see plenty of options in terms of seating, travel and other accommodations.
If you are planning to attend the Final Four in Louisiana, travel arrangements should be made early to ensure the best prices. Since the location is a fan favorite even if thee fan’s team is not in the tournament, it will be a great location for enjoying the festivities. New Orleans and the nightlife activity of Bourbon Street will surely offer a great experience for the fan of any team. New Orleans offers not only one of the largest venues, but an amazing stadium for fans. This will be the fifth time that New Orleans hosts this prestigious tournament.