IOWA CITY, Iowa — Brokers reportedly are charging as much as $100 a ticket for fans who want to see former Iowa basketball coach Lute Olson's return to Iowa City.
Olson is now the coach at Arizona. His fourth-ranked Wildcats will play No. 3 Iowa Saturday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, a building put up largely at his bidding.
The game is a sellout, but brokers who have tickets reportedly are offering them at a hefty markup.
David Rubins of Los Angeles, an Arizona alumnus who plans to be in the Midwest on business and with a friend, said a local dealer quoted a price of $100 a seat.
"That's a lot of money for a ticket to a college basketball game," he said. "Especially when you consider that they only cost $9. I just put a call in to my friend and we're debating if we want to pay that much."