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49ers-Rams on track to set a StubHub ticket sales record

Jan 27, 2022 at 10:57 AM--

Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times reports that ticket sales for Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium are on pace to break a StubHub record. The matchup between the NFC West rivals, the third of the season, is set to become the best-selling playoff game in the history of the ticket sales site, not including the Super Bowl.

The 49ers have won six straight contests against the Rams, the last coming during the regular-season finale at SoFi Stadium. Sunday's matchup will send one of the two teams to the Super Bowl. For San Francisco, it could be the team's second trip to the big game in three years.

The Rams may have contributed to the surge in ticket sales. The Southern California team restricted sales by region through their official ticket distributor, Ticketmaster, likely resulting in increased sales on the secondary market. Ticketmaster later lifted that restriction.

The Week 18 contest saw 49ers fans outnumber Rams fans by what looked (and sounded) like a significant margin. The game at SoFi Stadium looked like a 49ers home game, frustrating the Rams. Quarterback Matthew Stafford had to move to a silent count on offense because of the crowd noise. San Francisco won the overtime game 27-24.

"It was a tough environment for us to communicate in really the whole second half," Stafford said after the game, per ESPN.

Meanwhile, the 49ers hope to see something similar when they kick off on Sunday.

"The Faithful, they travel tremendously," quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said this week. "When you can get your fans behind you like that on a road game—we knew it before the game even started. There was a lot of red. You could see it. But once we started making plays and they started getting loud, it just changes the momentum of the game, I think. ... So hopefully, The Faithful will be out there loud and proud, and I know they're trying."

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