It's official. And it's terrific.
The San Francisco 49ers will have home field advantage in next weekend's NFC championship game. Kick off is Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Stick.
The New York Giants handily beat the Grean Bay Packers 37-20 on Sunday and that means the Giants will travel to San Francisco.
If the Packers had won, the Niners would have had to fly to Green Bay for the game.
The team announced late Sunday that tickets for the game will go on sale Wednesday. Season ticket holders will get the first crack at a seat starting at 10 a.m. Then at 1 p.m. sales will open to the general public. There will be a limit of four tickets per order and seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
The team said all tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster at this link, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will NOT be sold directly through the 49ers or at Candlestick Park.
The 49ers did not make themselves available to the media on Sunday. Head coach Jim Harbaugh held a news conference on Monday. He talked of the confidence he has in his team.
The 49er coaching staff learned along with the rest of us that instead of getting the team's road gear ready for the frozen tundra of Lambeau, they can stay settled here at home and face the Giants.
Much of the Bay Area is still talking about the instant classic that happened Saturday afternoon at Candlestick park.
Quarterback Alex Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with just 9 seconds left on the clock. The 49ers gave the sell out home crowd a thrilling 36-32 victory.
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