If you are looking to go to the Final Four this weekend in Atlanta be prepared to spend some serious money. The prices range for ticket sellers started at $2,500 dollars and ranged up to $12,000 for courtside seats.
A little rich for my blood but if you want to head over to the Masters in Augusta, Georgia the cost of a badge, that is the Masters ticket, is in the $5,000 territory for all days at the most famous golf tournament.
At Stubhub, a leading online ticket reseller, a pair of floor seats for the Final Four behind one of the baskets was offered for $12,000 — apiece. At least four dozen other seats, all situated in the lower levels of the Georgia Dome, were priced no lower than $2,500 a ticket. The only silver lining: those seats would have cost more than $5,000 apiece if they had been purchased before the Sweet Sixteen was over.
A look at four of the top sports events in the United States — the NCAA Final Four, the Masters, the Kentucky Derby and the Super Bowl — reveals that the prices for the best tickets to the biggest contests are heading through the roof, sometimes reaching five figures for a few hours of entertainment. The concept of face value is almost a joke, as top-notch seats command prices easily twentyfold above the printed charge. (Premium seats at the Georgia Dome this weekend are $204.) via MSNBC.com.