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Mar 31, 2024 - Sports

Cheapest ticket for women’s Final Four is 47% pricier than men’s

Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes talks to the media following practice for the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The cheapest tickets to the women's NCAA Final Four are 47% more expensive than the men's Final Four, according to the latest data from Vivid Seats.

The big picture: This year's tournament is filled with household names on the women's side, like Iowa's Caitlin Clark, LSU's Angel Reese and USC's JuJu Watkins.

By the numbers: The ticket vendor's lowest ticket for the women's Final Four is listed at $343, but you can grab a ticket to the men's semifinal for as low as $233.

  • The cheapest women's championship game ticket is 61% more expensive ($296) than the men's ($184).

Context: The amount of seats available for the events are drastically different.

What we're watching: Average resale ticket prices for the men's and women's Final Four are trending in opposite directions, according to data from SeatGeek.

  • The average ticket resale prices for the women's Final Four leaped from $214 (2022) to $416 (2023) while the men's dropped from $806 (2022) to $423 (2023).
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