The Los Angeles Rams have tried all they could to make sure the fan base does not sell their tickets to 49ers fans, but it does not appear it is working and it spells doom for the home team.
Less than a month after San Francisco 49ers fans forced the Los Angeles Rams to go to a silent count on offense in their own stadium, fan turnout has become the major talking point heading into Sunday’s NFC Championship at SoFi Stadium.
Rams head coach Sean McVay, quarterback Matthew Stafford, and left tackle Andrew Whitworth’s wife have all talked about it as they all urged the fan base to stay strong and keep the 49ers fan base out.
So far, it doesn’t seem like many Rams fans are listening.
The Los Angeles Times reports that ticket resale site Vivid Seats is estimating that 65 percent of fans in attendance will be 49ers fans. They also estimated the crowd at 60 percent 49ers fans for the regular season game.
Vivid Seats representative Stephen Spiewak hedged a bit on where the final numbers could net out.
“Also worth pointing out that as the game gets closer, things often tend to swing more toward the home team,” Spiewak told SFGATE. “So wouldn’t surprise me if the number was more favorable for the Rams by kickoff.”
The Los Angeles Rams implemented a restriction on ticket sales for Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, seemingly as a way to keep the opposing team’s fans away, but on Monday that policy was removed.
“Public sales to the game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA will be restricted to residents of the Greater Los Angeles region,” the message read. “Residency will be based on credit card billing address at checkout. Orders by residents outside of the Greater Los Angeles region will be canceled without notice and refunds will be given.”
The restriction was met with backlash on social media, and likely only made the 49ers fans try even harder to get tickets.