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FINALS WATCH: Ticket prices

Monday - 4/8/2013, 7:33pm  ET

Charles Dawson of Lithonia, Ga., takes photos of his grandchildren Christopher Wilder, 10, Justin Baxter, 13, second from right, and Cornelius Dawson, right, pose for a picture in front of the Georgia Dome during NCAA Final Four basketball festivities, Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Fans waiting until the last minute to buy NCAA championship game tickets are paying a steep price.

The average price for Monday night's game had soared to $455, according to, which tracks ticket trends. The company says that is a 140-percent increase over last year's final between Kentucky and Kansas in New Orleans.

At, prices for Monday night's game were starting at $330 about three hours before the game.

-- Charles Odum --


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