Here’s what it will cost you to attend the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines

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If you’re considering venturing to Des Moines for the start of 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, you might want to plan your costs first.

Rounds one and two will take place on Thursday, March 21st at 11:15 a.m. and feature Louisville vs. Minnesota and Michigan State vs. Bradley in the first session. Session two highlights Nevada vs. Florida and the University of Michigan vs. Montana. 

If you plan to be there wearing green and white here’s what it might cost you for tickets, hotels, and flights to see your favorite team play.

We took a look at a few different ticket sites and right now, the cheapest tickets on StubHub for MSU’s first game are about $55. If you’re willing to gamble on the Spartans in hopes that they advance to round two on Saturday, you can purchase all-session tickets. The minimum that will cost you right now is around $159.

If you’re planning on staying for at least four days a flight to Des Moines will cost you about $480 out of Lansing. If you just want to go to the first game and then fly back, the cheapest flight you’ll find is about $718 flying out of Grand Rapids. If that’s too pricey for you, you can always make the seven and a half hour drive there. 

You’ll probably need a place to stay, so a hotel room will range from $50 to $337 a night according to Expedia and Hotels.com.

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