The date and the teams are set. The 49ers and the Seahawks will meet in Seattle for next week’s NFC Championship game. But if you’re a 49ers fan or even a Seahawks fan living in California looking to score a ticket for the game, you won’t be able to do it on the Seahawks website when they go on sale today.
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Tickets go on sale Monday, but the Seahawks are restricting sales to fans with billing addresses in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Fans with billing addresses in California will have to resort to secondary market services like StubHub, where the cheapest available ticket is currently going for $459.
The Seahawks aren’t the only team restricting ticket sales. The Broncos are limiting their ticket purchases to those who reside in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota and Western Kansas.
I think this is a good idea. What’s the purpose in having home field advantage if the stands are filled with fans wearing the other team’s jerseys? Based the large presence of 49ers fans at the Panthers game this weekend, maybe Carolina should’ve considered this.