Live In California? The Seahawks Won’t Sell You A Ticket To The NFC Championship Game
The San Francisco 49ers are set to take on the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday for the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. However, if you’re a fan of the 49ers, you will have to settle for watching the game on TV or buying your tickets from a broker. According to the Seattle Seahawks ticket web site, the ‘Hawks will only sell you a ticket if you have a billing address in the following states: Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii. Oh, and two Canadian provinces: Columbia and Alberta.
Yes, if you are a Canadian or Alaskan you can take your polar bear or dog sled down to Seattle and watch the game. If you are a Californian you’re going to have to buy at significant markup from a broker, then have to deal with your eyes being assaulted by all the ugly neon green Seahawk color scheme all evening long. Illegal? Probably not. Fair? Not in the slightest bit.
Noticeably absent from the list is California, our nation’s most-populated state and home of the 49ers. The Seahawks make a big deal about their “12th Man,” which is what they refer to their fans. The “12th Man” helped the Seahawks break the Guinness record for loudest stadium, so it’s understandable the Seahawks want to try and freeze out any opposing fans from attending.