Buying Denver Broncos playoff tickets first-hand is hard. We covered the frustrating buying experience a year ago and offered some tips.
Here's how to buy Broncos playoff tickets.
1. Live in one of these states
The Broncos only sell first-hand playoff tickets to states in the Rocky Mountain Region.
#Broncos tickets only available if billing zip is in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, S. Dakota or Western Kansas.— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) December 29, 2014
As a resident of Flagstaff, Ariz., let me just note that our little town is nestled in the shadow of the San Francisco Peaks, which are considered the southwest tip of the Rocky Mountains. That's the "Rocky Mountain region", yo.
Flagstaff, AZ. Not considered part of the "Rocky Mountain region."
So let me gripe that we Flagstaffans are not allowed to purchase tickets. I'd be on Ticketmaster trying to buy tickets for an MHR giveaway if I could.
2. Be aware that you have a snowball's chance in hell
There will be a very limited number of tickets available.
With 96% of Broncos season-ticket holders electing to purchase playoff tickets, less than 4,500 tix will be for sale beginning at 3 pm MT.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) December 29, 2014
3. Log on to Ticketmaster with all the devices
Everyone in your party: use every computer at your disposal. Use your phones. Use your tablets. Get to the page on Ticketmaster.com where the page will show up, and be one click away to search for tickets. That maximizes your chances to beat the scalper bots and avoid "Waiting..." or "Sold out" messages that some Broncos fans reported seeing in under five minutes last year. You can also try calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
Choosing any seats maximizes your chances. If you see a "Sold out" message within the first 15 minutes, try again using more flexible seat options.
Tickets will certainly sell out in 30 minutes. Using multiple machines maximizes your chances at getting tickets for face value ($70-$215 for reserved seats and $275-$450 for club seats).
There is a limit of four (4) tickets per household.
4. Finally, buy from second-hand reseller sites
Didn't get playoff tickets at face value? That's sort of okay. You can pay 2-10 times that amount for secondhand tickets.
Officially, the NFL Ticket Exchange is the only way to get tickets guaranteed by the NFL. You can also check out StubHub, eBay, Craigslist, and a number of other second-hand ticket sites.
But if you can, Broncos fans, don't sell using these sites! The enemy will scoop them up! If you can't make the game, sell only to Broncos fans, or get in touch with us at MHR! We'll do what we can to make sure they go to Broncos fans!
The Broncos' AFC Divisional playoff game is scheduled for Sunday, January 11th at 2:40 p.m. MST.
If the Patriots lose in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, and the Broncos win, the Broncos would also host the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 18th (time TBD).
Good luck, ticket-buyers!