Few tickets, higher prices, harder process for Seahawks fans trying to score NFC championship tickets

Seattle Seahawks fans looking to snag tickets to the team’s second-consecutive NFC Championship Game appearance will need a strategic plan and fatter wallets.

Only about 1,200 tickets will be available to the general public when they go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 13) after Monday’s presale for members of the Blue Pride wait list. Tickets are expected to disappear as quickly as last week’s divisional playoff tickets, which sold out in minutes.

One added challenge in the rat race this time: Fans may buy them only at the CenturyLink Field NW box office.

Some people were already camping outside the stadium — the site of Sunday’s conference championship game against the Green Bay Packers — a day after the Seahawks defeated the Carolina Panthers, 31-17, to continue their postseason run. A win Sunday would send the team to Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 1.

Single tickets sold by the team Tuesday will cost anywhere from $116-$715, according to a price chart on Seahawks.com.

For fans who miss their chance at the box office, second- and third-party websites will sell tickets for those willing to pay higher prices.

The league-affiliated NFL ticket exchange had 3,496 tickets for sale Monday, with prices ranging from $486-$3,721.

Secondary websites also had tickets for sale Monday.

TiqIQ.com prices ranged from $498-$4,895, while Epicseats.com listed prices from $509-$4,064.

Sunday’s game kicks off at 12:05 p.m.