Dec 2, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) stretches during pre-game warmups against the New Orleans Saints at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle sold out playoff tickets in under 30 minutes


According to an Associated Press report, via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Seattle Seahawks sold all of their playoff tickets in under 30 minutes on Tuesday.

The game won’t even be played until January 11th.

This comes at a time when three other football teams are struggling to avoid a television blackout.  As was reported earlier, the Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers still have thousands of tickets left that need to be sold by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday to avoid that embarrassing fate.

Seattle will play the lowest remaining seed in their game at CenturyLink Field next week which will be one of either the Packers, San Francisco 49ers or the New Orleans Saints.

The sellout should really come as no surprise as Seattle fans are known to pride themselves on their boisterous antics during games and their ability to draw false start penalties from opposing teams.  The ‘12th man’ will be in full effect for the Divisional round of the playoffs.

Seattle finished the regular season with the best record in the NFC (13-3) and earned an NFC West Division crown, a first round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs for their efforts.  Seahawks fans could have one more opportunity, in addition to January 11th, to sell out quickly if they make it to the NFC Championship game.

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