Better have deep pockets if you’re a University of Michigan basketball fan eager to watch courtside in San Antonio on Saturday night when the Wolverines take on the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers — the so-called Cinderella team — in the NCAA Men’s Final Four Tournament.
But you already may be too late to get to the game if you’re still looking for flights, game tickets and a place to stay in Texas’ second largest city, according to Metro Detroit travel agents and travel websites. Lodging and affordable airfare not only are in short supply for the long weekend, but prices have soared through the Alamodome roof, they say.
With most weekend flights from Detroit to San Antonio sold out and the scarce few that are left in the sky-high $2,000-plus range roundtrip, “It would make sense if someone started driving from Detroit (about 1,500 miles) now,” said Pam Nikitas, owner of Joan Anderson Travel in the Buhl Building, Detroit. “It’s ridiculous.”
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