One of the biggest events to hit New York is happening this weekend. 

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The highly anticipated NCAA Women’s tournament is coming to MVP Arena in Albany, bringing with it one of the greatest college basketball players of all time. 

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Phenom Caitlin Clark, a senior guard for the Iowa Hawkeyes, is the highest scoring player in NCAA Division 1 college basketball history for both men and women. Her success and high status has sparked a massive new amount of interest in the sport, which is why basketball fans all over New York have been clamoring to get tickets to the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games in Albany this Friday through Monday. 

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Unfortunately for fans who didn’t jump on buying tickets early, it’s going to cost a pretty penny to attend. 

How Much Money Does It Cost To Attend The NCAA Tournament In New York State?

Tickets for the wildly popular event sold out quickly, and resale tickets definitely aren’t cheap. 

For instance, to see Caitlin Clark’s No.1 seeded Iowa take on No.5 seed Colorado on Saturday at 3:30pm, tickets on the broker site Seat Geek right now will cost you at least $146 for a ticket in the nosebleed section of MVP Arena, excluding fees. After that, prices to watch the game in person currently are as high as $30,000

Yes - $30k. 

Thankfully, you can easily watch the games from the comfort of your living room. Traffic and parking in downtown Albany are predicted to be a nightmare this weekend, anyway. Plus - the snacks from your own fridge are bound to be much cheaper. 

This Is Where You Can Watch The NCAA Women’s Tournament On TV

Here’s the schedule and which channels the games will be on if you didn’t get tickets to the (expensive) NCAA Women’s Tournament in Albany:

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Friday, March 29th 2:30pm - ESPN

Oregon State (3) vs. Notre Dame (2) 

Friday, March 29th 5pm - ESPN

South Carolina (1) vs. Indiana (4)

Saturday, March 30th 1pm - ABC

LSU (3) vs. UCLA (2)

Saturday, March 30th 3:30pm - ABC

Iowa (1) vs. Colorado (5) 

The winners of the above matchups will move on to the Elite 8, also at MVP Arena this Sunday and Monday (Dates and times TBD).

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