The San Francisco 49ers and their fans have been waiting a long time for a chance to compete for the NFC Championship and a shot making it to the Super Bowl. On Sunday, they'll finally get that opportunity as they host the New York Giants at Candlestick Park. You can bet that a ticket to the game will be one of the hottest commodities in the Bay Area over the next few days. But how to acquire one, you may ask?
The 49ers sent out a press release on Sunday following the Giants' victory over the Green Bay Packers regarding how ticket sales will work for Sunday's NFC Championship Game. The tickets will go on sale this Wednesday and as should be expected, current season ticket holders will have first dibs at buying them.
The full announcement:
Pre-sales for season ticket holders begins Wednesday, January 18, at 10 a.m. PST.
Three hours later, at 1 p.m. PST, sales will open up to the general public. There will be a limit of four (4) tickets per order and seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. As with the NFC Divisional game, tickets will sell out quickly and there is no guarantee of an opportunity to purchase.
All playoff tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster: online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will NOT be sold directly through the 49ers or at Candlestick Park.
Fans are reminded to beware of counterfeit tickets this week. The only way to guarantee authenticity of tickets is to buy through reputable vendors such as the NFL Ticket Exchange powered by Ticketmaster. Fans are urged to review the tickets or know the source before purchasing from second-hand or non-official sources.
Remember that camping out at the Park won't yield you an opportunity to buy tickets. Something tells me there are going to be an awful lot of people hammering on their "reload" button for the Ticketmaster site come 1:00 PM on Wednesday.