Ram Tough: LA Already Trying To Keep Niners Fans Away From NFC Title Tilt

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Already, the Los Angeles Rams are planning to keep San Francisco 49ers fans far from the stands at the NFC championship game.

In case you missed it, the Rams edged the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, and are now one win away from the Super Bowl. (You can read the full recap by OutKick’s Alejandro Avila right here.)

Anyway, the Rams and 49ers will play their game next Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., near LA. As relayed by several media outlets, TicketMaster already is keeping an eye on who is able to attend the game. Basically, if you’re going to the game trying to root for the 49ers, you may be out of luck.

Per TicketMaster, “public sales to the (NFC Championship) game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA will be restricted to residents of the Greater Los Angeles region. Residency will be based on credit card billing address at checkout.”

So you’ll actually have a shot to go if you’re a Niners fan who hails from Los Angeles.

Oh, and let’s keep in mind that the Rams are sort of newer to the area. They may be hurting their own cause here.

“Sorry, lifelong Rams fans from St. Louis,” wrote Michael Nowels of the San Jose Mercury News. “Sales to other areas will be canceled without notice and refunded, the site says.”

You can’t blame the fans from trying to keep opposing fans filling their stadium. As good as the Rams have become, LA is still mostly a Lakers town. But the Rams intend to change all that, both with their play on the field and those who attend their games. So far, they’re about two for two.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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