The Seattle Seahawks will put what is estimated to be a few thousand tickets for the NFC Championship Game on sale Monday at 10 a.m. In a news release announcing the sale, the team warned that tickets are “expected to sell quickly.” That was true last week when the Seahawks put a similar number of tickets on sale for its NFC divisional playoff game against the Saints. Those tickets were gone almost as soon as they went on sale, as the team announced via Twitter less than 30 minutes later that they were all sold. Ticket numbers are scarce to begin with since the team sold out of its allotment of 62,000 season tickets in a stadium that seats just over 68,000. The Seahawks also announced that tickets will be available only to fans with a billing address in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii and Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, an attempt to keep the tickets in the hands of local fans. Fans can purchase tickets through or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Once those tickets are gone, the only alternative for fans who don’t have a ticket but want to attend the game is the secondary market. The resale of tickets at prices different than face value is legal in Washington. Once the rival 49ers beat Carolina to advance to the NFC Championship, secondary market ticket prices that were already at a record high increased even more.