Bears playoff tickets sell out in record time

January 18, 2011

(Flickr/Mark Susina)

Tickets for Sunday’s Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers Playoff game sold out in less than a minute today, but Bears communications director Scott Hagel said there’s still hope for fans who want to see the game.

“There is a gameface contest,” he said. “If you took a picture of your best gameface and uploaded it, Facebook fans will be able to vote and we will have one winner who will win a pair of tickets to the NFC championship game.”
Hagel said there is also a contest giving away 10 pairs of tickets on the official Chicago Bears website. Official tickets sold  through Ticketmaster ranged from $140 to $600 a piece. Tickets can still be found through online outlets such as Craigslist and StubHub where tickets are selling for $800 on average.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan today issued a warning to Bears fans to avoid ticket scams by purchasing tickets only from secure websites and to avoid escrow sites recommended by other sellers.