Following Historic Season, NCAA Volleyball Final Four Nears
It’s been a monumental year for college volleyball, and as Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin and Texas get ready for the final four, there’s no sign of it slowing down.
This year alone, two major records have been set in NCAA volleyball.
– In late August, the all-time attendance record for women’s sports was set when Nebraska hosted Volleyball Day in Nebraska in the school’s football stadium, which was sold out.
– On Oct. 29, No. 2 Wisconsin and Minnesota had the most-watched match in NCAA history with an average of 1.66 million viewers. The previous record was held by Wisconsin’s win over Nebraska in the 2021 national championship.
Nebraska – who is making its 17th appearance in the final four, could meet Wisconsin again the championship. The Badgers are the only team to beat the Huskers this season and are considered by some as the favorite to win the trophy.
More demand for women’s volleyball has meant higher ticket prices – especially in the postseason. As of Tuesday, the cost of a two-day pass to attend the semifinals and championship game in Tampa start at $202 plus fees, or $279 on ticketsforless.com with no fees.
Fans wanting to attend just the semifinals can expect to pay $41 plus fees – at least – or $63 on ticketforless.com with no fees, to watch Nebraska and Pittsburgh face off at 6 p.m. CT and Wisconsin and Texas match up at 8:30 p.m on Dec. 17.
The get-in price to the championship on the following Sunday currently sits at $87 not including fees, or $128 on ticketsforless.com with no fees added at checkout.
The semifinals can be watched on ESPN and the championship will be aired on ABC for the first time.
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