NFL Franchise Notes: Regular Season 49ers Tix Going For Cheap
In S.F., Ryan Craggs notes as of yesterday, tickets to "several" regular-season 49ers games at Levi's Stadium were "selling for $50 or less on Ticketmaster." There are even "plenty of tickets" for Seahawks-49ers in Week 10 selling for less than $70. As far as the "most expensive home games go, it's no surprise that home-opener tickets" for Steelers-49ers in Week 3 are "already going for north of $150 each." Tickets for Week 12's Packers-49ers also are "going for just a shade below $150 each" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 8/27).
NOT GOING TO HAPPEN: In N.Y., Belson & Crowley noted the Patriots will not have the "customary congratulatory ceremony at the White House" for winning Super Bowl LIII. Scheduling conflicts have "lowered the chances" that the Patriots will visit. The two sides said that they were "unable to find a convenient date despite the president's eagerness to have the Patriots visit." This is likely to be the "second consecutive year the NFL champion has not visited the White House," after the president rescinded his invitation to the Eagles last year (N.Y. TIMES, 8/24).
LET THE PARTY BEGIN: In Chicago, Phil Rosenthal notes the NFL Kickoff Experience festival for Packers-Bears on Sept. 5 will "close down streets near Grant Park" before the first game of the NFL's 100th season. Kickoff Experience attendees will "have the opportunity to take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and all 53 Super Bowl rings." There also will be "autograph sessions with former Bears" and a "concert headlined by Chance the Rapper" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 8/27).