Rams trying to keep 49ers fans out of SoFi this week

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The Rams hadn’t even assured their presence in the NFC Championship Game before making an announcement intended to keep 49ers fans from packing SoFi Stadium for the second time in three weeks.

Ticketmaster, the NFL’s ticketing site, posted that “public sales to the (NFC Championship) game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA will be restricted to residents of the Greater Los Angeles region. Residency will be based on credit card billing address at checkout.”

Sales to other areas will be canceled without notice and refunded, the site adds.

The Rams had to go to a silent count at home in Week 18 because the 49ers Faithful was so loud. It prompted Kelly Stafford, the wife of Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, to beg Rams fans not to sell their tickets to Cardinals fans before the wild-card game at SoFi last Monday night.

The 49ers, though, have plenty of fans in the Los Angeles market, which the NFL abandoned for 20 years. The 49ers Faithful also travel well, with plenty of their fans in Arlington for the victory over the Cowboys last Sunday.

But the Rams are trying their hardest to prevent a 49ers takeover of SoFi.

As noted by Michael Nowels of the Mercury News, the Seahawks did something similar before the 2013 NFC Championship Game against the 49ers. The Seahawks banned sales to California residents to keep out the 49ers Faithful.

27 responses to “Rams trying to keep 49ers fans out of SoFi this week

  1. Lol and Andrew Whitworths wife claiming she’s willing to buy any tickets rams fans want to sell just so niners fans can’t get them.

  2. How embarrassing, the Rams can’t create a home field advantage naturally so they’re attempting to enforce one.

  3. Nobody cares about the Rams in L.A. I hate the Niners (I’m a Cowboys fan) but the Niners fans represent with the best of them. They will show up in force. I expect to see a sea of red and gold at Sofi.

  4. The issue is that there are a lot of Niners fans in LA. Lots of Niners fans and lots of Raiders fans. Last game, there were a lot of Niners fans sitting in season-ticket holder seats they bought on other “official vendor” websites. I don’t think that ban on selling to people outside our region will apply to those tickets. But hopefully the stadium will be mostly blue.

  5. I find it interesting that these tactics aren’t illegal. If Wall Street tried to do this I’m sure someone would go to jail.

  6. 49er fans are the biggest trash talking fans ever, hope the rams just demolish them

  7. “49er fans are the biggest trash talking fans ever“ No my friend that title belongs dokey to Cowboys fans and it’s not even close.

  8. Stafford can’t deal with all the noise from the opposing fans. Face it,Rams. The 49ers have your number,no matter where the game is played.

  9. Stafford will go down like the Detroit Lions retread that he is. There is no team in the league that has a D line like the 49ers, and there is no team that has a Deebo Samuel either. Get ready for Stafford to be sacked 6 times and Samuel to go off as usual. Sorry LA to many weapons on both sides of the ball.

  10. They should just paint that stadium bright red and gold for the next 2 49er home games, go 9ers!!!

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