BOSTON (CBS) — If you’re a die-hard Patriots fan willing to travel across the country to see them play in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, there’s a bit of bad news for you: The Broncos aren’t going to sell you a ticket.
The Broncos will release a “limited number” of tickets for sale on Monday at 10 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, and they will range in price from $90 to $600. They’ll also only be available to buyers who live in Rocky Mountain states — Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota and Western Kansas, as reported by CBS Denver.
Noticeably absent from the acceptable locations are the New England states — Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island. If you live there, or anywhere outside of Broncos territory, it appears as though you’re out of luck as far as purchasing tickets from Ticketmaster this week.
The Seahawks are reportedly doing the same thing with regard to their tickets and 49ers fans for their matchup this weekend, as CBS San Francisco noted that California residents aren’t allowed to purchase tickets to the NFC Championship Game. Back in 2006, the Chargers restricted ticket sales to Southern California residents when they hosted the Patriots in a divisional playoff game.
Whether the decision is an act of gamesmanship or whether it’s a case of discrimination, that’s for men in suits to decide. In the meantime, any New Englanders hoping to witness the AFC Championship Game in person is going to have seek alternate methods.