Ticket Preview: Battle of the Bay

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The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders play a mere 40 miles from each other and despite the proximity, it’s not a traditional rivalry. Before the 49ers moved to Levi’s Stadium, they actually played 12 miles away. The two franchises haven’t even played each other in four years and the overall record between the two clubs is 6-6.

The Battle of the Bay will continue on Sunday afternoon between the NFL’s worst team, the Oakland Raiders, and a struggling San Francisco 49ers team that is still hopeful for a playoff appearance.

The Raiders are coming off a 52-0 drubbing from the hands of the St. Louis Rams. The Raiders were able to acquire their first win of the season just a week prior, beating the Chiefs at home.

The 49ers are coming off a 19-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks and are just 3-3 in their last six games. Currently, they’re in third place in the NFC West with a 7-5 record and are currently just one win out of a playoff spot. San Francisco is looking for an easy win as their schedule gets extremely difficult afterwards. Their remaining three games include a trip to Seattle and home games vs. San Diego and Arizona. Seattle and Arizona both have better records than San Francisco in the NFC West and San Diego is vying for a playoff spot in the AFC.

Whether you’re a 49ers fan or a Raiders fan looking to buy a ticket to Sunday’s matchup, fans can expect to pay an average of $244.51 on the secondary ticket market. That’s a 152 percent markup on Oakland’s season average of $97.03. The current cheapest 49ers ticket to just get-in to the game will run you $113.

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