GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 09: NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball after intercepting a pass during the NFL season opener against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
More than 70,000 fans are set to be at Candlestick Park on Saturday evening for a NFC Divisional game, but according to the team only a limited number of tickets will go on sale Monday morning.
And a nonprofit group is now warning would-be buyers to beware of scams.
The San Francisco 49ers, the 2012 NFC West champion, will play host to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday at 5 p.m. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild-Card round. If the 49ers win this weekend, they could host the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 20.
All 49ers home games since 1981 have been sellouts and while fans might expect the experience of a lifetime as the team begins its postseason journey toward the Super Bowl – it could also be a major disappointment for fans receiving tickets as gifts, according to the Fan Freedom Project.
More than a week ago, the group cited, the Houston Texans hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild-Card round, the first round of the playoffs. Tickets for the game went on sale the previous Wednesday at 10 a.m. and tickets priced at $60 were said to be gone in a matter of two to three minutes, according to fans attempting to purchase online.
As the 49ers ticket availability approaches, to help consumers avoid purchasing fraudulent tickets or even genuine tickets that aren’t transferable, FFP advises consumers to:
For more information, visit fanfreedom.org.