- Eamonn Brennan, College Basketball Reporter
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Those of you hoping Syracuse and Villanova's respective losses on Sunday and Monday would drive down the price of tickets to the teams' Feb. 27 meeting will be simultaneously pleased and disappointed. Why pleased? Thanks to those losses, the tickets are getting cheaper. Now the disappointment: By "cheaper," I mean instead of paying $700 for a ticket, you might be able to find a few for $600. Good luck!
It’s the high-grossing college basketball game of the season for StubHub.com. The ticket-trading site had sold 1,889 tickets as of Monday, with an average price of $157 per ticket. Nearly $300,000 in tickets have been purchased so far. A single ticket for Level A, Section 124 already sold for $750 on StubHub. That’s $350 more than the list price for a season ticket for 21 home games, including the Villanova contest.
There are still more than 600 tickets left on StubHub, ranging from about $100 all the way up to $2,500 for floor seats. So if you want to see Villanova play Syracuse at the Carrier Dome, you're going to have to prioritize. That's easy enough; your kids didn't really need those braces anyway. And hey, when you get to spend the game with 34,000 of your closest friends, what's a few grand, anyway?
Those of you hoping Syracuse and Villanova's respective losses on Sunday and Monday would drive down the price of tickets to the teams' Feb. 27 meeting will be simultaneously pleased and disappointed.