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Seahawks' Home Opener Against 49ers Sees All-Time High Secondary Market Prices

Seahawks-49ers ticket demand is nearing the '06 NFC Championship Game
The Seahawks game against the 49ers on Sunday is as "hotly anticipated as any regular-season contest the team has ever played" at CenturyLink Field, according to Bob Condotta of the SEATTLE TIMES. Epic Seats co-Founder & VP/Operations James Kimmel said that the "lowest price for a ticket" to the game yesterday on his website was $225, the "most ever for a regular-season Seahawks game." He added, "It is the hottest regular-season ticket we have seen, and we’ve been in business 10 years." Kimmel said that the game "rivals any Seattle sporting event his company has seen," and that the only game with a "similar get-in-the-door price" was the '06 NFC Championship Game against the Panthers. Condotta writes given inflation and higher face-value prices, the '06 game "probably remains a more-sought ticket in relative terms." Tickets as of yesterday afternoon "were even more expensive" on StubHub, where the lowest price was $256.10 and the highest were suites listed for more than $11,000. Kimmel said that prices "have decreased slightly in the past few weeks" (SEATTLE TIMES, 9/11).
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