When the Seattle Seahawks decided to ban ticket sales to Californians to this Sunday's NFC Championship game, it was more than just a way of securing a stacked hometown crowd against the 49ers, it was a bit of a shock. Surprisingly, the ban drew the support of 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, who told the Chronicle that "I actually respect it—what you're trying to do for your team, put them in the best possible position to win. I respect that their organization does that for their team. I think they do that in a lot of ways."
Not so surprising, though, the move also ensured that ticket prices on the secondary market would shoot through the roof. And they have. Don't believe us? Check out the numbers.
On Craigslist this morning, we found at least plenty of offers for tickets. The low? A mere $550 each for a pair to sit in the back corner. Or $600 for a pair (that's the special Niners fans only price) around the same place. Most tickets were going for four digit prices. $1500 each for four seats on the 20. Or try $14,000 for four club seats.
Don't feel like going through Craig? When we checked, Stub Hub had more than five thousand tickets available. The low? $387. That's not too bad, we guess. The high? $122,102 to sit in the end zone. Which, damn. Just, damn. Wow. You know you can watch it for free on TV, right?