It will be time to go mining for gold Wednesday when tickets for the 49ers NFC Championship Game go on sale.
The 49ers will take on the New York Giants on Sunday at Candlestick Park for the team’s first appearance in the game since 1998.
Season-ticket holders will get first crack at the tickets at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to a team news release. Ticket sales will open to the general public at 1 p.m.
All tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, the team said. “As with the NFC divisional game, tickets will sell out quickly and there is no guarantee of an opportunity to purchase,” the team said.
Tickets for last Sunday’s NFC divisional game sold out quickly after going on sale to the general public. Several fans said tickets were unavailable within seconds, but the 49ers said the team did not register a sellout until 10:30 a.m., a half-hour after the sale opened.
In either case, the resale price of tickets quickly soared online.
Resales of tickets for the upcoming championship game are already heating up online, with a pair of tickets on the 49ers’ sideline listed at $10,000 on the resale site StubHub.
Team merchandise also is flying off the shelves around the Bay Area, according to stores.
The Champs Sports store at Stonestown Galleria has sold all of its 49ers jerseys and is running low on other team merchandise, store employee Schristian Gonzalez said.
“[People] are buying them like it’s nothing,” Gonzalez said.
All tickets for Sunday’s game will be sold through Ticketmaster, either online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
No tickets will be sold at Candlestick Park or through the team, the 49ers said. — Staff, wire report
By Andrea Koskey
SF Examiner Staff Writer
Want four free tickets to the 49ers championship game? Niners owner Jed York may have you covered.
One lucky fan will secure premier tickets for free by providing the most creative response to York’s challenge.
According to a tweet by York, you could become that lucky fan if you tell him why you deserve four tickets and field passes by tonight.
York wrote: “Hey #NinerFaithful, let me know why I should give you 4 tix + pregame field passes to the NFC Championship. Best answer by Tue 5pm wins.”
Listings on StubHub, the online marketplace, show the tickets are becoming a hot commodity. There are seats in the upper level reserve starting at $305 apiece. A seat in the lower reserve north end zone is offered for $20,000.
It is the team’s first championship game in 14 years. The winner of Sunday’s matchup will appear in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.
The tickets for the 49ers championship game at Candlestick Park go on sale Wednesday, but resale values are already soaring.*
$304.95 Least expensive
Location: 17th row of a top-level section of stadium at the northern end zone
$20,000 Most expensive
Location: Row 6 on the field level at the northern end zone
Location: Row A of field level seats on 49ers sideline near the 40-yard line
Location: Row F of the upper box seating on the southern end zone
Location: Row 9 of the upper box seating on the 49ers sideline near the 20-yard line
Location: Row 17 of lower box seating near the southern end zone
*Price listed as of 3:30 p.m. Monday