National Championship Men’s Game Tickets Fall Below $60 – Women’s Title Game Cheapest Tickets Were $370

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HOUSTON – Everything’s big in Texas, except for ticket prices to the NCAA men’s national championship game tonight at NRG Stadium.

No. 4 seed Connecticut (30-8) plays No. 5 seed San Diego State (32-6) at 9:20 p.m. on CBS in the 71,000-seat configuration for basketball. As of Monday afternoon, TicketMaster’s cheapest ticket was $59, including fees.


The cheapest ticket for the women’s national championship game Sunday afternoon four hours north in Dallas at American Airlines Center was $370 on Vivid Seats. No. 2 seed LSU defeated No. 1 seed Iowa, 102-85, in front of an overflow crowd 19,482. American Airlines Center lists its capacity at 19,200.

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“I love the fact that they told me our tickets were more expensive than the men’s tickets,” LSU coach Kim Mulkey said after winning LSU’s first basketball national title – men or women. “There you go. I like that.”

And that was with Taylor Swift playing Sunday at AT&T Stadium in nearby Arlington.

“You know what else, Taylor Swift’s in town, and we still sold this place out,” Mulkey said. “Give kudos to the four teams that were here. Those four teams’ fan bases are unbelievable. You think about it, they showed up. And that’s what you want to see.”

Iowa upset No. 1 seed and 36-0 South Carolina Friday night, and LSU beat Virginia Tech.

Other prices for men’s tickets with fees as of Monday afternoon were $66 with StubHub, $76 with TickPick, $84 with TicketSmarter and $85 with SeatGeek.

Written by Glenn Guilbeau

Guilbeau joined OutKick as an SEC columnist in September of 2021 after covering LSU and the Saints for 17 years at USA TODAY Louisiana. He has been a national columnist/feature writer since the summer of 2022, covering college football, basketball and baseball with some NFL, NBA, MLB, TV and Movies and general assignment, including hot dog taste tests.

A New Orleans native and Mizzou graduate, he has consistently won Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) awards since covering Alabama and Auburn at the Mobile Press-Register (1993-98) and LSU and the Saints at the Baton Rouge Advocate (1998-2004). In 2021, Guilbeau won an FWAA 1st for a game feature, placed in APSE Beat Writing, Breaking News and Explanatory, and won Beat Writer of the Year from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He won an FWAA columnist 1st in 2017 and was FWAA's top overall winner in 2016 with 1st in game story, 2nd in columns, and features honorable mention.

Guilbeau completed a book in 2022 about LSU's five-time national champion coach - "Everything Matters In Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story" - that is available at, and Barnes & Noble outlets. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, the former Michelle Millhollon of Thibodaux who previously covered politics for the Baton Rouge Advocate and is a communications director.

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