If you needed a reminder that the Seattle-San Francisco rivalry runs deep, look no further than the restrictions the Seahawks have put on ticket sales for the NFC Championship Game.
In what appears to be an effort to keep as many 49ers fans out of CenturyLink Field as possible (and limit scalping), the franchise will not be selling any tickets to individuals with a California billing address.
Seattle posted the following information on how to purchase tickets for the game to its website:
The Seattle Seahawks have announced that tickets for the NFC Championship Game to be played on Sunday, January 19 at CenturyLink Field will go on sale Monday, January 13 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available to fans with a billing address in WA, OR, MT, ID, AK, HI and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.
Fans can purchase tickets through Seahawks.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. All NFC Championship Game tickets will be distributed via Ticketmaster’s TicketFast online printing. Ticket availability is limited and expected to sell quickly.
Luckily, fans will be able to pick up tickets on the secondary market, although prices will most likely be considerably higher.
Kickoff between the Seahawks and 49ers is set for 3:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, Jan. 19.