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Bear Market on Playoff Tickets

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jan 13, 2011 4:28PM

Are Bears fans so confident that their team will roll an opponent with a losing record that they're already thinking about the NFC Conference Championship? Have they gotten soft in this January weather? Saving their money for a Verizon iPhone? Whatever the reason, demand is lagging for tickets for the Sunday's Bears-Seahawks playoff game at Soldier Field.

Sunday's game is officially sold out and the stands will be packed with Bears fans, but for those who were hoping to score by re-selling their tickets it's a down market. "Prices are going down," StubHub spokeswoman Joelle Ferrer said. "It's not the match-up everyone expected, but we're still seeing strong, steady sales." Steady sales, but with prices for the nosebleed seats falling fast toward face value. As of Wednesday evening, StubHub has tickets selling for just a couple dollars over the $107 price paid. That's great news, however, for Bears fans who want to cheer on their team in person without going broke. We can only think that Bears fans are saving their coin, anticipating a Bears-Packers rematch at Soldier Field next weekend, with the winner heading to the Super Bowl. With a forecast of 20 degree and sun, it can't be the weather keeping Bears fans away.