Rams vs. 49ers NFC Championship Game may become best-selling playoff game in StubHub history - CBSSports.com

After knocking off the defending Super Bowl champions and the No. 1 seed in the NFC, respectively, the San Francisco 49ers are in the NFC Championship Game. As a result, two of the NFL's Golden State teams are set to duke it out in the NFC Championship Game when they meet the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

The Rams will seek to defend their home turf at SoFi Stadium and earn the right to become the second-straight team to play in a Super Bowl in their home stadium. The San Francisco 49ers, on the other hand, are trying for a complete season-sweep of the Rams to continue their improbable run through the playoffs. Both are looking for the right to play in Super Bowl LVI and avenge recent Super Bowl losses, the Rams in LIII and the 49ers in LIV.

The circumstances of the NFC Championship Game make for compelling theater that has spurred many fans throughout California to exceptional action: According to StubHub, the NFC Championship Game between the Rams and 49ers is currently trending towards being the No. 1 best-selling NFL playoff game in the ticket exchange's history (excluding the Super Bowl).

Currently, there are more than 3,750 tickets to the game available on StubHub, with prices starting at $600. The average ticket price for the game is $1,187 and 77 percent of tickets have been sold to fans within the state of California. Of those fans, 57 percent are coming in from Southern California, while 43 percent are from Northern California.

That last nugget presents a bit of a problem for the Rams.

Having only moved back to Los Angeles in 2016, the Rams lack the sort of established, generational fanbase that the 49ers boast. While visiting fans flooding SoFi Stadium has been an issue for the NFL's Los Angeles teams in general, it was especially problematic when the Rams' Week 18 game against the 49ers -- one with major division and playoff implications -- took place before a sea of scarlet.

The Niners are trying to use that to their advantage, as both former and current players are encouraging their fans to take over the stadium.

The Rams, meanwhile, are trying to prevent the invasion.

"Really grateful for those Rams fans. Hold onto those tickets, and it'll be much appreciated," head coach Sean McVay said in a report by Josh Schrock of NBC Sports Bay Area. "But our guys are looking forward to putting on a good show against a great opponent. Can't wait to be able to do it -- and don't sell those tickets!"

The Rams and 49ers met twice in the regular season, with San Francisco prevailing both times. The 49ers pummeled the Rams 31-10 in Week 10, and then scored a 27-24 overtime win in Week 18 play just three weeks ago.

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