Is your favorite college basketball team still alive? After a day full of upsets, plenty of college basketball fans woke up a little on the angry side of the bed today. If your team is still in the hunt, there’s a long journey ahead. Say your team continues advancing. It gets through the first weekend unscathed. It wins a few more games. All of a sudden, your team is one of the four remaining. Would you pay to go to the game?
It could be the trip of a lifetime. Though it’s not the championship game, advancing to this stage is considered by some to be the pinnacle of the college basketball season. If your team were to advance to this stage, you’d have an expensive decision on your hands. How much is it worth it to you?
This year’s final two games take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, on April 5. While tickets have already sold out to the general public, there are still ways for you to get your hands on some tickets. StubHub.com has tickets starting at $300. Parking passes are priced just under $80. When you throw in a couple hot dogs and beverages, along with a souvenir or two, your cost is fast approaching $400. If you were to go to the game, you most likely wouldn’t go alone, right? Tack on another $300 ticket (at the cheapest), and extra food and beverages, and that’s one expensive three hours of entertainment.
Hotel and Travel
The costs don’t end there. Unless you live close to Arlington, you’ve also got to account for hotel and travel accommodations. The cost of a plane ticket will vary greatly depending on where you’re departing from. The cost of a night or two in a hotel will also increase significantly the closer you stay to the stadium. It’s not unreasonable to assume that with flight and hotel costs alone, you’ll find yourself spending over $1,000.
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Now that you’ve got an idea of what kind of money it’d cost you to watch your favorite team fight for a chance to advance to the final game, do you think it’s worth it? How many of you have ever paid the high costs and gone to the game? Do you think it was worth it? Let us know in the comments below!