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Final Four ticket prices and flights have gotten outrageous

Alabama fans looking to make the trip out to Phoenix to see the Tide play in its first-ever Final Four in program history better be ready to dish out some cash.

For travel and hotel alone, fans could be looking at upwards of $2,000 per person just to get there.

Delta added a non-stop flight from Birmingham to Phoenix on April 5 and an extra non-stop return flight on April 9, but before selling out tickets were sitting at well over $1000, while hotels in Phoenix are running for multiple hundreds of dollars per night.

This doesn’t even account for game tickets, where on StubHub, an all sessions ticket to get you in the building on Saturday and Monday night will cost you at least $600.

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That $600 would truly just be “in the building” with the Final Four played in a dome setting and fans sat in what are already football nosebleeds.

The cheapest seats out of the 400-level will be well above $1,000 per ticket.

Former Alabama star and Crimson Tide Sports Network’s Bryan Passink weighed in with some thoughts via his X account on fans who may be on the fence about going.

“For those on the fence about going to Phoenix, my advice is to just figure it out & GO. I’ve been to Final 4s over the years & it’s the absolute best! Like many of you, I’ve dreamed of [Alabama] being there & here we are! I’m so pumped! See y’all at The FINAL 4! Roll Tide,” Passink said. 

Though it may be easier said than done, many Tide fans will not let prices deter them from what truly could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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