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Title game tickets not hard to come by

Posted on: April 4, 2011 7:58 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2011 7:59 pm

Posted by Jeff Borzello

HOUSTON – Earlier Monday, Jeff Goodman of tweeted that he had two tickets to tonight’s championship game, and would give them away to the first person that met him at a restaurant by Reliant Stadium.

It seems he had the right idea – people are having a tough time unloading tickets.

The streets outside the stadium were littered with scalpers and other people looking to sell their title game tickets, but they were having trouble finding customers.

A few scalpers had already dipped below face value hours before tip-off, while others were holding strong in the $100-$125 range.

“I’m just trying to get my money back,” one scalper said.

Additionally, scalpers were uniformly upset about Kentucky losing to Connecticut in the semifinals.

“Kentucky should have been in it, man,” one scalper said. “They were probably 70% of the crowd.”

With the Wildcats out, thousands of extra tickets became available and the interest in obtaining tickets dropped significantly.

The common attendance estimates discussed on Sunday and early Monday were around 55,000. With so many available seats, it became a buyer’s market.

At some points, scalpers might have to settle for Goodman’s route.

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Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 10:33 pm

Title game tickets not hard to come by

Ahhhh....The power of the Big Blue Nation. A friend of mine who lives in Houston bought tickets one hour before tipoff for $35 a piece. If Kentucky were playing, they would easily push $200, possibly $300.

Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: April 4, 2011 8:52 pm

Title game tickets not hard to come by

Judging by CBS's camera work of the UK-UConn semifinal where they showed panned shots of the UConn crowd numerous times, one would think that UCONN had the majority of the fans in the arena.  When in reality it was largely UK fans by a wide margin. So much for truthfullness in reporting.  Embarassed

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