SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – 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.
One thing that’s eliciting a less favorable response from football faithful: the cost of a preseason game ticket, which can easily climb into the triple digits.READ MORE: UPDATE: Atmospheric River Crashes Onshore; Driving Rains, Gusty Winds, Flash Flood Fears
“I asked probably about 30 people to take the tickets and nobody wanted to,” one fan described his futile attempts to sell tickets, at $130 each. He was stuck with them, as part of a season ticket holder package. “I think that’s extortion.”
Extortion or not, fellow fans weren’t biting.