Posted by Jeff Borzello
HOUSTON – Earlier Monday, Jeff Goodman of FOXSports.com 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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