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Poor Sports: Seattle Seahawks Ticket Site Blocks California Purchases

If 49ers fans from California want to buy tickets to Sunday's NFC Championship game in Seattle, they'll have to do it through a secondary market.

SF 49ers beating Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick in 2013. Credit: 49ers.com
SF 49ers beating Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick in 2013. Credit: 49ers.com
Written by Joan S. Dentler

Are you poised at your computer this lovely Monday morning waiting for 10 a.m. to roll around so you can click "PURCHASE NOW" and get your tickets to Sunday's 49ers-Seahawks NFC Championship game?

Not so fast, 49er fans. Seems that the mean old Seahawks have tweaked their official website to disallow purchases from anyone with a California address

According to a report on sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com, California residents can still purchase tickets through the secondary ticket market like NFL Ticket Exchange, Stub Hub and others, or through someone they know up in the hinterland of the Pacific Northwest.

A check of the the Seahawks ticket page indeed confirms this attempt at keeping the 49er faithful away: “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.”

“I’m sure they’re not concerned about the appearance, but it still looks kind of weak,” writes NinersNation.com. 

Are you planning on attending next week's game in Seattle? How will you get your tickets? Tell us in the comment section below.

Steve Lyerly January 13, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Although it's annoying to out-of-area residents who want to attend the games, it won't shut out competing fans completely. The secondary ticket market is so robust, fans will have opportunities to buy tickets even if they're more expensive, according to http://tickget.com/nfl-playoffs/

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