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.
With the 49ers looking red-hot and the Panthers well-rested, this game figures to be another close one. Vegas oddsmakers concur, assigning this game the tightest line of the weekend of San Francisco by 1.5 points.
Paying $1,100 for a bleacher seat or more than $20,000 for a pair of tickets in the first row of Fenway Park – prices for Wednesday’s Game 6 of the World Series are selling for record prices.
There are cheers on both sides of the Bay, now that exhibition football games are underway and fans can again root on the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers in preseason action.
Long ago, NFL Commissioner Bert Bell famously said, “on any given Sunday, any team in the NFL can beat any other team.” It’s worth noting that Bell died in 1959, long before the current edition of the Oakland Raiders took the field.
Around the country, a lot of major league baseball teams are drawing fewer fans to the ballpark this year. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew it doesn’t necessarily mean the sport isn’t healthy.
Airline ticket prices are expected to go up this holiday season. Theresa Stewart with Hawaiian Airlines at Mineta San Jose International says she expects their flights to Honolulu will continue to be full, even if fares go up an average of 17 percent nationwide.