Seahawks ban California residents from buying NFC title game tickets

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate celebrates after an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The Seahawks won 23-15. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
SEATTLE —

The Seattle Seahawks will host the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game next Sunday at CenturyLink Field, but fans in only six states will be able to purchase the tickets.

Officials with the Seahawks said fans who have credit card billing addresses in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii will be able to purchase tickets to the title game. The Seahawks blacklisted the 44 other states, which includes the state of California.

CBS Sports reported if fans in the 44 blacklisted states want to purchase tickets, they will have to buy them from a secondary market. 

The tickets will also be available in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

Tickets will be sold starting at 10 a.m. Monday through Seahawks.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

On Saturday the Seahawks beat the New Orleans Saints 23-15 to reach the NFC Championship and the 49ers advanced to the title game after their 23-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Tickets for the Seahawks-Saints game sold out in less than 30 minutes.