Tickets to the 2012 NFC Championship game have averaged $743 in secondary market sales since the 49ers clinched a berth in the title game with last Saturday's win over the New Orleans Saints. As it stands now, tickets to the game are $325 more expensive than tickets to the AFC Championship game between the Ravens and the Patriots selling for $418.
Average prices peaked dramatically in the 24 hours immediately following the 49ers win over New Orleans. Within that timeframe, tickets sold on secondary markets averaged $800. Since then, average prices have fallen by 40% as the average price for tickets sold within the last 24 hours currently stands at $478.
The NFC Championship game is also in line to be the single-most expensive non-Super Bowl NFL game within the last three years. In that timeframe, the only two non-Super Bowl NFL games to exceed an average price of $500 are the 2011 NFC Championship Game (GB @ CHI, $688 avg. price) and 2010 NFC Championship Game (MIN @ NO, $554 avg. price)
This weekend's game will likely be one of the most expensive sporting events in San Francisco within the last three years, rivaled only by the 2010 World Series. Only Games 1 ($939 avg. price) and 2 ($829 avg. price) of the 2010 Fall Classic between the Giants and Texas Rangers saw higher average prices than this weekend's 49ers game. However, prices to this weekend's game will likely exceed that of 2010 NLCS tickets by a multiple of three (avg. price $225) and will be almost double what it cost to get into last weekend's game against the Saints ($387 avg. price)
Currently on SeatGeek, the least expensive, "get-in" price for this Sunday's game is $336, for a seat in Row 17 of Upper Reserve Section 55. And for big spenders, the most expensive seat currently available on secondary markets is a $33,005 listing for seats in Upper Reserve Section 1, Row 3. All of SeatGeek's ticket listings for the game can be seen on our event page for the NFC Championship Game.
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And finally, for any fans contemplating a trip to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, be prepared to pay at least four to five times what you may have to in order attend the NFC Title Game. Tickets to get into this year's Super Bowl are currently averaging $3357 on secondary markets.