It's been 30 years since Joe Montana famously hooked up with Dwight Clark to complete "The Catch," but it feels almost as long since the San Francisco 49ers were playing football this deep into January. The 49ers haven't claimed a post season appearance — let alone a winning season — since 2002, so fans in the Bay Area aren't taking the occasion lightly. Of the four divisional matchups set for this weekend, tickets to see the Niners take on the New Orleans Saints in Candlestick Park are currently seeing the highest demand averaging for $404. Games featuring the Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans ($341), Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots ($295) and New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers ($266) are all seeing much lower figures.
Average ticket prices have been holding right above $400 for the past week. With over 1000 active listings for the game on SeatGeek, it appears that brokers are looking to cash in and are flooding the market with tickets, but it still hasn't tempered overall prices. Despite the high prices, fans are rising to match that supply with strong demand for tickets.
Right now on SeatGeek, the "get in" price for the game is $166 for seats in the Upper Reserve 19 Row 18 while the priciest option available can be found in Lower Reserve 18 Row 2 for $4127.
Looking ahead to next week, the Packers lead the way in average ticket prices for the Conference Championship games. If the Packers advance after beating the Giants on Sunday, ticket prices to see either the Saints or 49ers play in Green Bay are averaging $644. If New York can upset the Packers, average ticket prices are looking to be substantially lower to see Big Blue play in either San Francisco ($584) or New Orleans ($501).
|Saturday 1:30 PM||NFC Divisional Playoffs - New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park – San Francisco, CA tickets from $165|
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