The Los Angeles Rams advanced to the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, defeating the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 30-27. The will now face the San Francisco 49ers next week.
The Rams have begun selling tickets to the NFC Championship Game which will be played at SoFi Stadium and are looking to make sure there isn’t a repeat of the Week 18 game between the two division rivals.
The Rams are instituting a geographic purchasing restriction, preventing purchases outside of the greater Los Angeles region.
Opposing fans have done a good job filling SoFi Stadium, and 49ers fans have had little problem turning the stadium into a home field advantage. When they played in Week 18 with the NFC West on the line for the Rams and a playoff berth on the line for the 49ers, LA had to go with a silent count on offense because of how loud 49ers fans were.
Tickets are still available to anybody on the re-sale market, and that’s where we’ll see plenty of 49ers fans buying tickets there if this matchup ends up happening. This kind of policy likely won’t have much of an impact on the crowd, and only brings angst for the Rams. It’s a bad idea and will just bring more attention if the 49ers grab a home field advantage.