CHICAGO (WBBM) — You never had a chance.
In not much more time than it takes a bolt of lightning to strike — or Devin Hester to run back a punt return for a touchdown — the remaining tickets were sold out for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the Bears and the Green Bay Packers.
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Bears spokesman Jim Christman said that all remaining tickets were “sold or accounted for” in less than a minute.
The quip from Christman? “I think people are excited about this game.”
Bears officials said the tickets had been expected to last for five minutes.
Brokers have already said that tickets for the clash, the 181st between the Bears and the Packers but only the second in post-season play, may become some of the most expensive in Chicago sports history.
The tickets sold by Ticketmaster ranged in price from $137 to $586. StubHub.com has already reported re-selling one 50-year-line seat for $4,100, and some choice seats were listed for $9,500.
A StubHub spokesperson said the average resale price for tickets Monday was $823, while local brokers say even the worst seats are likely to go for $500 or more.