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Tickets for next Sunday's much-anticipated NFC championship game at Chicago's Soldier Field may rival the Super Bowl in price. The reason of course is the heated rivalry between the Bears and Wisconsin's Green Bay Packers. In the long-standing Midwestern battle royal this is only the second time that the teams have met in the playoffs.
The Chicago Tribune reports that even the worst seats in the frosty upper outreaches of the stadium are selling for around $500 a seat on the secondary market. At StubHub.com seats range from $446 to $20,000 a ticket for the second row. The pricer tickets are generally in the United Club. Local brokers told the Tribune they haven't seen this kind of demand for tickets since the glory days of the Chicago Bulls back in the 1990s. SeatGeek.com shows average seats around $500 from various sources. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Packers blog says that when the Packers competed against the Giants in the NFC game in at Lambeau Field prices averaged over $700 each.