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January 12, 2014 at 11:06 PM

NFC title game tickets on sale Monday

Tickets, the few that remain, go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. I wrote this story for the Monday paper on the ticket situation.

Since then, I also got this information from SeatGeek.com.

— The Seahawks’ decision to limit the original sale of tickets for Sunday’s game to six states, excluding California, has increased demand for tickets on the secondary market — particularly demand from 49ers fans. More than 30% of traffic to our event page for the NFC Championship Game has come from California since the 49ers won in Charlotte; by comparison, just under 40% has come from Washington. With many 49ers fans (and many Seahawks fans outside the Pacific Northwest, for that matter) looking for tickets but unable to buy them directly from the team, we expect prices on the resale market to remain high throughout the week.
— Ticket prices are 125% higher for the NFC Championship Game than for the Seahawks’ divisional round game against the Saints ($327 average ticket price) and 110% higher than for this year’s regular season Seahawks-49ers game in Seattle back on Sept. 15 ($351 average ticket price).
— The least expensive tickets for Sunday’s game are listed for $424 each in the corners of the upper deck. Lower-level seats behind the end zone start at $570 per ticket, and seats at the 50-yard line are going for at least $1,100 apiece, some in the first few rows for upwards of $3,000 per ticket. According to our Deal Score feature, the best value available is a pair of upper-level seats at the 20-yard line for $450 per ticket.
— The average ticket price in Seattle ($736) is 13% higher than for the AFC Championship Game between the Broncos and Patriots in Denver, where the average price is $637 per ticket and the cheapest seats are listed for $390 each.
— From highest to lowest, here are the average ticket prices for the conference championship games in each of the last four seasons:

    • $736, 2014 NFC Championship: 49ers at Seahawks
    • $692, 2012 NFC Championship: Giants at 49ers
    • $688, 2011 NFC Championship: Packers at Bears
    • $637, 2014 AFC Championship: Patriots at Broncos
    • $418, 2011 AFC Championship: Jets at Steelers
    • $397, 2013 AFC Championship: Ravens at Patriots
    • $338, 2012 AFC Championship: Ravens at Patriots
    • $316, 2013 NFC Championship: 49ers at Falcons
  • Looking ahead to the Super Bowl, the average ticket price is currently $3,859, and the least expensive seats are listed at $2,400 apiece. Lower-level club seats are going for between $8,000 and $10,000 per ticket, and there are 20-person luxury suites listed for as much as $826,000.

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