If you’re a big enough Patriots fan that you’d be willing to travel from New England to Denver and cheer on your team in enemy territory, the Broncos would like to keep you out.
Just as the Seahawks aren’t selling NFC Championship Game tickets to fans in California in an attempt to keep 49ers fans away, the Broncos have announced that AFC Championship Game tickets won’t be sold to those in New England.
“Tickets will be available only to those with a valid billing address in the Rocky Mountain region, including Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota and Western Kansas,” the team says on its website.
Some Patriots fans will still manage to buy tickets on the secondary market, but the Broncos obviously want to have as much of a home-crowd advantage as they can. If you’re going to the AFC Championship Game in Denver, the Broncos want you to be a Denver fan.