Both the Seahawks and the Broncos made headlines in recent days for limiting the billing addresses from which tickets for the conference championship games can be purchased.
Despite plenty of complaints from 49ers fans and Patriots fans who wanted to buy tickets at face value but couldn’t because of where they reside, the practice is permitted by league rules.
The NFL has informed PFT that there’s no league policy on the issue, and that the NFL has determined that the practice gives rise to no legal issues.
Ultimately, it’s up to the team. Ultimately, someone who really wants to go to the game can get tickets via the secondary market.