Tickets for the East region Sweet Sixteen matchups in Boston are the hottest ones on the market right now, SeatGeek reports.
The average price to catch all three games over the weekend in Boston is $508, compared to just a $367 average in Atlanta, Phoenix and St. Louis, the other regional hosts.
Those watching the Elite Eight matchup between the winner of Syracuse-Wisconsin and Ohio State-Cincinnati will pay an average of $315, which is about as much as people are paying to get a ticket for the whole three-game weekend in Atlanta ($330), according to SeatGeek.
One of the reasons for the hot sales may be because the games will be played at TD Garden, which has only about 18,624 seats -– the smallest of the four regional sites. Syracuse is also a mere five-hour jaunt from Beantown.
College hoops fans can come to just one or two of the games, of course, if $508 seems a bit much for a weekend of basketball. The two Sweet Sixteen games Thursday night (Syracuse vs. Wisconsin at 7:15 and Ohio State vs. Cincinnati at 9:45) are going at a combo price of about $192. The winners of those contests will play Saturday in the Elite Eight, where a ticket is averaging $149 right now.
Whether it's the high-tier matchups, the influx of Orange-Badger-Buckeye-Bearcat supporters, or just Boston fans fed up after watching Boston College stumble along this season and Harvard bow out early in its first taste of the Big Dance in over half a century, Boston looks like it will at least represent in its role as regional host this weekend.
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