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Fearing 49ers Fans, Seahawks Ban NFC Championship Ticket Sales To Californians
CBS SF ^ | January 12, 2014 | Brandon Mercer

Posted on 01/13/2014 6:18:25 AM PST by C19fan

Assuming the 49ers win on Sunday, fans wanting to cheer on the Niners in the January 19th NFC Championship Game in Seattle will not be able to buy tickets through the Seahawks, as the team is restricting sales to only zip codes in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, and parts of Canada. Tickets go on sale Monday, and California residents can still purchase tickets through the secondary ticket market like NFL Ticket Exchange, Stub Hub and others, or with a friend who has a credit card billed to an address in the Pacific Northwest.

(Excerpt) Read more at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports
KEYWORDS: nfc; nfl; sanfrancisco; seattle
Pretty crazy for a 49er fan to show up at Seattle.
1 posted on 01/13/2014 6:18:25 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

“Fearing” 49er fans? hahahaha


2 posted on 01/13/2014 6:21:49 AM PST by noexcuses
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To: C19fan

Seattle Seachickens.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 6:24:09 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: noexcuses
“Fearing” 49er fans? hahahaha

What are they afraid of, getting some Cabernet Sauvignon spilled on them?

4 posted on 01/13/2014 6:24:59 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

...this will never hold up


5 posted on 01/13/2014 6:26:55 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: C19fan

What the Seahawks fail to realize is that Seattle has become the San Francisco of the North because of so many California transplants. They are already infested with 49er fans.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 6:27:24 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: C19fan

Yellow journalism. They are limiting ticket sales to the geographical area that the fan base lives in to discourage scalping. There are about 6,000 tickets available in a stadium that seats 68,000....I hardly think fear of 49er fans is a factor here, the policy would be the same no matter who played against Seattle.

There’s enough of a rivalry without liberal propaganda sheets trying to gin up more to help keep afloat.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 6:30:15 AM PST by M1911A1
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To: Sivad
Seattle Seachickens.

Denver is doing the same thing.

8 posted on 01/13/2014 6:31:02 AM PST by noexcuses
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To: noexcuses

Itis a little further and more costly flight from Boston to Denver than the flight from SF to Seattle.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 6:33:08 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: C19fan
Crazy!! ...you want crazy?!!


10 posted on 01/13/2014 6:33:39 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: C19fan

It was pretty sad to hear all the cheering for SF at Carolina’s home stadium. What an embarrassment for the Panthers.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 6:35:06 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Then why is Denver limiting sales to their region?


12 posted on 01/13/2014 6:35:53 AM PST by noexcuses
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To: C19fan
This is just “Chickens coming home to roost”.

I guess the Seahawks, after watching the San Francisco fans and citizens actions over the past years fear for their fans safety and are acting accordingly. I say good on them.

13 posted on 01/13/2014 6:36:32 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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14 posted on 01/13/2014 6:36:40 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

The Panthers just haven’t yet developed a loyal and boistrous fan base like you have in New Orleans and some other more established NFL cities. Also, their QB Cam Newton walking around with a towel on his head looking like some kind of Taliban when he is on the sidelines has not endeared himself to the fans.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 6:38:40 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: noexcuses
Maybe Elway is getting a cut of the scalped tickets.
16 posted on 01/13/2014 6:39:14 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: dfwgator

Probably more like Ripple or MD 2020 ......


17 posted on 01/13/2014 6:39:40 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: noexcuses

I don’t know, I haven’t seen anything on the Denver ticket sales.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 6:39:41 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: C19fan

Even uber-leftwingers in Seattle hate Californians.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 6:41:39 AM PST by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: uglybiker

A lot of the Uber Leftwingers in Seattle came from California. Maybe that’s why they hate them. They know them better than anyone.


20 posted on 01/13/2014 6:44:39 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Wouldn’t have happened in New Orleans. Saints were better than both Panthers and ‘49’ers. Ahhh the curse of the #6 seed.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 6:44:55 AM PST by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
From the Denver Post:

Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be available only to those with a billing address in the Rocky Mountain states, including Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota and Western Kansas.

22 posted on 01/13/2014 6:45:30 AM PST by noexcuses
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To: TexasCajun

The lane kiffin two step!


23 posted on 01/13/2014 6:53:39 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: C19fan
Pretty crazy for a 49er fan to show up at Seattle.

There's a difference???

24 posted on 01/13/2014 6:54:14 AM PST by ontap
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To: C19fan
Pretty crazy for a 49er fan to show up at Seattle.

they will be there... Seattle is so close to the Bay Area... there were a lot of Niner fans in Charlotte... i even know some who flew out there for yesterday's game... sheesh--Bay Area to Seattle is a roadtrip for some... flying is even easier...

let's go NINERS!

25 posted on 01/13/2014 6:56:28 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: noexcuses

I can smell the Jackalope sausages on the grill!


26 posted on 01/13/2014 6:57:34 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: C19fan

Problem is a great many people are taking a stupid game way too seriously.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 7:03:16 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Sgt_Schultze
It was pretty sad to hear all the cheering for SF at Carolina’s home stadium. What an embarrassment for the Panthers.

i am working and living in Fayetteville, NC... i have yet to meet a bonafide Panthers fan... with Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point, there is a big military presence in NC... so people are loyal to their own home teams... in addition, with the older established teams like the Red Skins, Saints and Buccaneers, it seems to me that the Panthers are more of a secondary favorite team around here... the people i work with are mainly Red Skins fans... they are people who have been in NC forever... i live in a household of Niner fans as we are from the Bay Area... and i work with another Niner fan... she was born in the Bay Area...

28 posted on 01/13/2014 7:03:25 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: tgusa
Probably more like Ripple or MD 2020 ......

this Niner fan drinks sipping tequila, malbec and single malt Scotch :)

29 posted on 01/13/2014 7:04:38 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: C19fan

This isn’t new. In the NHL both the Blues and the Predators began making efforts earlier this year to keep Blackhawk fans away. Watching the games on TV they don’t appear to have been successful.


30 posted on 01/13/2014 7:06:12 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: C19fan
Fearing 49ers Fans

They don't call 'em the Sea Chickens for nothing!

31 posted on 01/13/2014 7:21:00 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: C19fan

You buy tickets at several hundred dollars a pop, purchase
roundtrip airline tickets for a few hundred $ a piece, and
finally, you reserve an over priced room, not to mention
food. You do all of this so you can engage in behavior that
could get yourself bounced from the game or even arrested.
Who does this? Maybe a few.......but not enough to create this
kind of a policy. Doesn’t pass the smell test.


32 posted on 01/13/2014 7:24:08 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: M1911A1
They are limiting ticket sales to the geographical area that the fan base lives in to discourage scalping.

And Hawaii and Alaska? Bwahaha. I guarantee more Seahawks fans live in California than any of the states they are selling to - with the exception of Washington.

No, what they are doing is what libs typically do and like what libs do this is a trashy and obvious move. Somehow I hope both teams lose.

33 posted on 01/13/2014 7:31:10 AM PST by Zack Attack
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I think it is because Charlotte is a boom town that has tripled in size in the last 20 years. My brother lives there and tells me everyone is from somewhere else. There are bars there where Buffalo Bills fans go to watch the game because there are so many Buffalo transplants in the area. I am sure there are many Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati fans there too. All the rust belt cities that have lost population in the last two decades did not just move to Florida, AZ and NV.


34 posted on 01/13/2014 7:42:51 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: John W

Watch a Red Sox/Rays or Yankees/Rays game at Tropicana Field. It is always more fans supporting the visiting team than the Rays. This is especially true in September if the Sox or Yankees are competing for the AL East and the Rays are out of it.

Camden Yards actually raises the price for Red Sox games because of the Southwest $49 one way fares out of Manchester, Providence and Boston to Baltimore. People fly to Baltimore, watch the weekend series and the fly home on Sunday afternoon. You can still buy a $20 ticket in the upper deck. This year will be another season where Sox tickets at Fenway will be impossible to get.


35 posted on 01/13/2014 7:52:13 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: noexcuses

“Denver is doing the same thing.”

Anti- Denver folks will just have to invent
their own title of derision.


36 posted on 01/13/2014 7:52:40 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: latina4dubya

We live in central Virginia. We’ve attended several Panthers games and been in the middle of the celebrations in the street.


37 posted on 01/13/2014 7:56:46 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: latina4dubya

Like your sense of humor! Good luck next week.....

B-)


38 posted on 01/13/2014 8:18:23 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: C19fan

Ah, big deal. It’s not like they are refusing to sell cake to gay people.


39 posted on 01/13/2014 8:26:13 AM PST by rey
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To: noexcuses

Every team does the same thing if they think they can sell all the tickets to locals. No big deal.


40 posted on 01/13/2014 8:41:55 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: C19fan

Would appear to be an unconstitutional act under the commerce clause and also violation of anti-trust laws:

also:
viz-

“Section 8.

No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another:”


41 posted on 01/13/2014 8:41:57 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: skeeter

Oh, yeah. That’a a hugh problem. I’m series.

No, really. I am....


42 posted on 01/13/2014 9:16:01 AM PST by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: C19fan

Dumb move by Seattle and Denver to limit who can get tickets.

nigh Unconstitutional, eh?

They should ban blind field officials. That might improve the quality of the games.


43 posted on 01/13/2014 9:45:19 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: C19fan

This is silly. The only fans you need to worry about are those in Philadelphia. /s


44 posted on 01/13/2014 9:51:04 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
It was pretty sad to hear all the cheering for SF at Carolina’s home stadium. What an embarrassment for the Panthers.

It just means, as they have been since the Joe Montana Era, the 49ers are America's Real Team.

And where is Tony Romo, anyway...? :)

45 posted on 01/13/2014 9:52:46 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: SeaHawkFan
No big deal.

Exactly.

46 posted on 01/13/2014 10:14:32 AM PST by noexcuses
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To: dfwgator

Not like it used to be. I took my kids and father in law to a Broncos, Niners preseason game last year and there were thugs acting like idiots, at a preseason game. Talking sh— to me with my 14 year old right there because we are Broncos fans (also like the Niners) wearing our Gear. So I understand Seattle making that move. But it would probably be the Niner fan idiots getting the sh— kicked out of em.


47 posted on 01/13/2014 4:58:52 PM PST by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: crazydad

Getting to the point where going an NFL game is like going to a Millwall vs West Ham English soccer game.


48 posted on 01/13/2014 6:03:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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