Seahawks Won't Sell Tickets To 49ers Fans. Really.
OK. So it's tougher to enjoy the playoffs now that the Colts are out of the picture. But even the most casual observer of sports has to take a second look at the Seattle Seahawks trying to prevent San Francisco 49ers fans from attending the NFC Championship game in Seattle....by not allowing purchases from zip codes in California!
As reported by Yahoo! Sports:
According to SFGate.com, the Seahawks are limiting ticket sales to just six states and the Canadian provinces for the upcoming playoff game. Only credit cards with addresses from Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii will be allowed to buy tickets for the game at CenturyLink Field.
Yes. The Canadians can get playoff tickets, but the people of California can't.
Look, I'm all about a home field advantage. And no stadium is louder and better at home field advantage than Century Link Field (you can do better, Lucas Oil Stadium!!!) But this is, well, crazy. It smacks of sad. Clearly, they'll have the homefield advantage. And, with all the excessive taxation and undue regulation in California, who can afford playoff tickets - never mind the flight up to Seattle and the hotel?
Tickets will still be available via sites like StubHub and Craigslist, so people in California will still get a chance to go to the game. But, for the Seahawks, this isn't the mark of a confident team. This is just silly.