The 49ers Faithful get to “Rock the Stick” one last time in this magical season.
The 49ers host the New York Giants at 3:30 p.m. at Candlestick Park for the NFC Championship. U.S. Bank FlexPerks & Derby of San Francisco are the 49ers postseason game sponsors.
The game is sold out and will be televised nationally on Fox. The winner will represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVI on February 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
To accommodate early patrons, all parking lots gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and Candlestick Park entry gates will open at 12:30 p.m. The interactive Grand Plaza opens at 12:30 p.m. and the AFC Championship game will be displayed on all TV monitors in the stadium. The only way for 49ers fans to get tickets for the NFC Championship game is through the NFL Ticket Exchange powered by Ticketmaster.
EARLY BIRD FANS GET 50% OFF CONCESSIONS
The 49ers want to create the best home field advantage in the NFL. As an incentive for fans to be in their seats by kickoff, many concessions stands at Candlestick Park will offer up to a 50% discount between 1:30-2:30 p.m. before Sunday’s game. The offer is good for food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases at the permanent concession stands only. The discount does not apply to the Grand Plaza food trucks or other specialty vendors at Candlestick Park. Fans are encouraged to come early and be loud from kickoff through the final play of the game. Visa is accepted at all Candlestick concessions stands.
All fans will receive a “Rock the Stick” rally towel when they enter the stadium courtesy of game sponsors U.S. Bank FlexPerks & Derby of San Francisco.
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT TO FEATURE GRAMMY WINNER BRAD PAISLEY
Country superstar Brad Paisley will perform at halftime. The guitar aficionado and songwriter extraordinaire has had 20 No. 1 hits, 3 Grammys, 14 Academic of Country Music awards including a record-breaking five consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year in 2010. Pregame musical entertainment will be provided by Bay Area rap sensation Bailey.
The 49ers welcome Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth to sing the national anthem before the NFC Championship game. A singer and actress, she won a Tony Award in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Chenoweth created popular television roles on hit shows Glee, Pushing Daisies and The West Wing. She won Emmy, Screen Actors’ Guild and People’s Choice Award nominations for each of those programs. In 2009 she won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in Pushing Daisies. Chenoweth has a dozen movie roles to her credit.
FANS ENCOURAGED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The 49ers and the SFMTA encourage fans to arrive early in order to avoid pregame congestion. Motorists should expect very heavy traffic and delays on the westbound Bay Bridge and in both directions of U.S. 101 leading to Candlestick Park for at least three hours before the start of the game. Traffic will also be congested on the eastbound Bay Bridge and in both directions of US 101 for at least three hours after the end of the game. Fans attending the games are encouraged to take public transportation. For more information, go to sfmta.com/football.
FANS WARNED ABOUT COUNTERFEIT TICKETS
The only way to guarantee authenticity of tickets is to buy through reputable vendors such as the NFL Ticket Exchange powered by Ticketmaster. Fans are urged to review the tickets or know the source before purchasing from second-hand or non-official sources. Here are some tips to help fans make sure they are getting authentic NFL tickets:
(1) BEWARE of buying tickets from anyone selling them on the street or in front of the venue. Scalpers are typically unregulated, unlicensed ticket sellers, which leaves you unprotected from fraud, including stolen and counterfeit tickets.
(2) BEWARE of buying tickets from unsecured Internet sites. Online auction sites, classified sites, and unofficial ticket resale sites can be risky business. Buyers have no concrete proof that sellers have the actual tickets and could be scammed out of a significant amount of money. Make sure that the Web site has proof of the tickets.
(3) DO NOT use cash. Use a credit card or another secure type of payment. Make sure the site offers a fully secure ordering process and utilizes state-of-the-art technology. Confirm that the company you are purchasing from offers a customer guarantee as well as a refund policy.
(4) DO verify the location of the seats on a seating chart so you know exactly what seats you are purchasing.
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