The Denver Broncos will limit ticket sales for the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, making it more difficult for New England Patriots fans to buy tickets for the game.
The Broncos announced that a limited number of tickets would go on sale Monday at noon Eastern time. Those tickets will be available to residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, and Western Kansas with prices ranging from $90 to $300 for reserved seats and $300 to $600 for club seats.
"It’s our normal procedure for playoff games," said Patrick Smythe, the Broncos' executive director for media relations.
More than 96 percent of season ticket holders elected to purchase playoff tickets, Smythe said, which limited the availability of game tickets to begin with.
"A lot of it consists of single seats," he said.
The Seattle Seahawks are also limiting ticket sales for their NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks are allowing residents from Washington and five other states in their territory to buy tickets, but residents of California are not included.
Fans willing to travel to Denver can still pick up tickets on the secondary market, though likely at a much higher cost.
UPDATE: 12:12 p.m.
Tickets for the AFC Championship have already sold out, according to the Broncos.
AFC Championship Game Tickets have sold out. #NEvsDEN— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 13, 2014