The Seattle Seahawks know they have the best home-field advantage in football and maybe all of sports. CenturyLink field is one of the loudest venues in the country, and the Seahawks have consistently credited their “12th man” with contributing to their success over the past few seasons. The team does not intend to let that change in the NFC Championship Game next weekend.
After the Seahawks beat the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, the team announced that they will not be selling tickets to buyers with California addresses in advance of their game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. In fact, the team is limiting sales to addresses from Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, and any of the Canadian provinces.
Does that mean Niners fans will be unable to attend the game? No, but it does mean they will have to dig much deeper into their pockets to get there. The cheapest ticket to Sunday’s game on StubHub.com is currently listed for $464. That price will likely go up since the team has made it so difficult for people outside of the seven areas listed above to obtain tickets.
Some are already calling the stunt petty, but the Seahawks know stadium noise is their best friend. Like last season, the Niners proved on Sunday that they are more than capable of winning on the road in the postseason. The 12th man will do its best to put a stop to that.
H/T LBS tipster David