NEW ORLEANS — A computer will choose at random the recipients of the 143,464 tickets already ordered for the 1987 NCAA Final Four at the Louisiana Superdome, which seats 62,000 for basketball, said a spokesman for the world's biggest indoor arena.
About 20,000 of those seats are nine stories up and a block away from the court--roughly the same seating arrangement used the last time the Final Four was in the Superdome, said Bill Curl, marketing vice president for the firm that runs the Superdome.
There were 20,000 preferred seats at $50 each, another 20,000 for $35 each that are less desirable but still in the neighborhood, and 20,000 for $20 apiece that enable fans to be under the same roof with the game.
Patrons who wound up with the $20 "Distant Vision" seats for the 1982 Final Four here were warned twice that they were far off and high up. The top row of the "Distant Vision" section is 90 feet above the floor and more than 100 yards from the court.