SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – With the Seattle Seahawks limiting public release of National Football Conference championship game tickets to buyers in the Pacific Northwest, Bay Area 49er fans are being forced to buy their tickets secondhand – at a significant markup.
The NFC West foes will face off for the 3rd time this season Sunday, with the winner taking the season series and earning a trip to the Super Bowl. In recent years the rivalry has grown to perhaps the NFL’s best, and tickets to witness the highly anticipated showdown are at a premium on the secondary market.
“The cheapest ticket sold is about $330 … the most expensive is $3,500 for a club seat,” says Glen Lehrman of StubHub. “The average ticket price is about $685…more than double the average in Carolina.”
As of Monday morning, the cheapest pair of seats offered was $460 each, or roughly a thousand after fees. Regular Seattle season ticketholders say the inventory is low and that’s what’s pushing up prices.