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Michigan's Isaiah Livers celebrates his team's Elite Eight win last week against Florida State. The Wolverines play Loyola-Chicago on Saturday in the Final Four in San Antonio.

Michigan fans snap up tickets for Final Four

Rachel Lenzi

If you’re making plans to watch Michigan in the Final Four in San Antonio, you’re likely looking for tickets to one of to the biggest games in college basketball.

Michigan faces Loyola-Chicago on Saturday in a national semifinal game at the Alamodome. As of Tuesday afternoon, about 500 tickets remain for the national semifinals on TicketCity.com, starting at $216 for admission to both Saturday semifinal games. Tickets top out at $34,315 for admission into a suite at the Alamodome.

Michigan opens the Final Four at 6:09 p.m. ET Saturday, followed by Villanova against Kansas, which is scheduled to tip off at 8:49 p.m. ET. The winners advance to the national championship game Monday night in San Antonio.

Shannon McKinley, a spokesperson for TicketCity.com, noted a unique pattern in ticket sales. Michiganders are quickly buying up Final Four tickets — and outpacing purchasers in Illinois, the home state of Chicago-based Loyola.

“If we base it on state the team resides in for sales, Michigan has a much higher demand,” McKinley told Land of 10 in an email. “For every six ticket purchases from the state of Michigan, there is one purchase from the state of Illinois.”

The Wolverines are making their first Final Four appearance since 2013, when they lost to Louisville in the national championship game.