by: Monique Ming Laven Updated:
Want tickets? You better get ready.
The frenzy starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning at Seahawks.com and Ticketmaster.
That's when an unspecified number of tickets will go on sale for the Seahawks first playoff game Saturday, January 11. The Seahawks organization would not disclose how many tickets would be available, perhaps to avoid bolstering already high scalpers' prices. Season tickets holders already have a lock on playoff tickets, and some of them are already putting them up for sale online. A quick check by KIRO 7 had them starting at about $400 and going up to above $2,000.
Thousands of fans are expected to flood the ticket sites tomorrow -- thousands of highly motivated people like Brenda Campbell, CFO at Poulsbo RV. She sat in her office Monday night and proudly showed off all the markings of a true Twelve: Richard Sherman's Sports Illustrated cover, a Seahawks painted keyboard, framed panoramic pictures of CenturyLink Field. And, that Dodge Charger out in front, painted all in blue and green, a giant Seahawk head emblazoned on the custom speaker blaring the Monday Night Football theme... that's her baby.
Campbell already has her own seats for the playoff game (she's been a season ticket holder for nine years), but she wants friends, family and co-workers to be able to join the joy. "It's just an incredible feeling when you're there," she says of the games, "Everybody you're surrounded by -- it's just such a feeling of community and fun, and everybody is so into it."
More people want to be a part of it, this post-season they're so sure belongs to the Hawks. Twelves are already looking beyond this first playoff game. Ryan Willmaser and his wife Janna have been planning for the post since June. That's when they got married. You know she loves him: she let him wear that distinctive Seahawks green to the alter. They gave custom jerseys to their wedding party; they had their photographer get pictures of them all in formation; and they made their faith in the Seahawks part of their pledge to each other. They planned their honeymoon for February. In New York. For the Super Bowl. "What can I say, I have a great wife," Ryan laughed. He knows even if the Seahawks make it all the way to the Super Bowl, a football game isn't the most romantic of settings.
But it is part of the love affair between this city and this team.
At 10 a.m. Tuesday, it's time to put your money where your heart is.