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Who's buying tickets to the NCAA East regional in Boston?

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  March 21, 2012 09:04 AM

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It's no secret Boston isn't the biggest college sports town in the world, but that hasn't seemed to hurt the popularity of this weekend's NCAA Tournament East regional games at TD Garden.

Tickets are already scarce on the secondary market. The ticketing website Stub Hub has 264 tickets remaining for the Thursday night games with prices starting at $269.00. There are 120 tickets left for a package that includes Thursday's games and the Elite Eight game on Saturday night, and those tickets start at $350.00 each.

What's more surprising might be where the tickets are being sold. According to JoEllen Ferrer of Stub Hub, 45 percent of tickets sold on the site have been in Massachusetts, while 18 percent of buyers are from New York.

That last statistic makes sense because Syracuse is the No. 1 seed in the region. The school has already sold out its allotment of tickets given to each school. But in general, it's local buyers who are looking to get in the door at TD Garden Thursday night.

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