Ticket broker James Magoonaugh awoke this morning to several messages from Bears fans on his answering machine. But none of the callers were asking about tickets to this Sunday's match-up against the Seattle Seahawks.
They were already looking ahead, to a potential dream match-up: an NFC championship game on Jan. 23 between the Bears and Packers at Soldier Field.
"If Green Bay comes, it'll be something special at Soldier Field," said Magoonaugh, owner of Redlinetickets.com.
While the cheapest Bears ticket on the secondary market for this Sunday's game against the Seahawks remains about $165, the lowest price for a possible NFC championship game ticket at Soldier Field is approaching $400 on the same market, Magoonaugh said.
If the Bears do not advance past this Sunday, fans who buy NFC championship tickets get a full refund, he said.
"If the Packers are confirmed [to play the Bears], the price will probably go higher than that," Magoonaugh said. "You'll get people driving down from Green Bay. It'll be like a Super Bowl in Chicago."
On Stubhub.com, one seller, clearly anticipating a Bears and Packers match-up NFC title game, set the price for a ticket in the 5th row of the lower level at $8,000 per ticket.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times