Some of the closest-to-the-action seats for a major sports championship are the least-expensive tickets at the Final Four.
For $40, students of participating schools Kansas, Villanova, Michigan and Loyola-Chicago can buy tickets and sit behind the basket, while tens of thousands in the stadium built for football sit in distant spots.
But there is a catch.
The seats are on ground level. The court is elevated. And between the students and the action are photographers, band members and cheerleaders. Watch the video above to take a tour of the student section.
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Fans who use those seats likely will find themselves following some of the action on the large video screens above the floor.
For seats farther away but with a better sight line, tickets advertised Friday afternoon on TicketCity, the world’s largest privately held ticketing company, listed all-session seats ranging from $209 in the end zone at the top of the Alamodome to $16,510 at midcourt.