Texans wild-card playoff tickets go on sale

Ticket prices expected to range $100 and up

Published On: Jan 30 2013 11:32:01 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 02 2013 11:15:54 AM CST
HOUSTON -

On Saturday, the Houston Texans host the Cincinnati Bengals in the first-round of the playoffs. Tickets for the game went on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m.

"Those $60 tickets are gone," Josh Ybarra said while checking for seats right as they went on sale. "It's crazy. They went in a matter of two, three minutes."

Ybarra said the tickets available were out of his price range, so he'll use the money he didn't spend on them to buy more food for a watch party.

Fans inside the Houston Texans Grille in west Houston on Tuesday talked about how much they would pay to get a seat inside Reliant Stadium.

"I think they are going to come out and do it big," said George Vineyard, a Texans fan.

Some season ticket holders or friends of season ticket holders, like George Vineyard, got a head start on everyone else.

"I'm in section 103, row...I think, what is it, row 12?  Somewhere around there," said Vineyard. "A friend of mine, which is my boss, is the general manager.  He's a season ticket holder."

Prices were expected to run up to $2,000 a ticket.

"My minimum would be $500," said Kamisha Dewitt, a Texans fan. "The highest would probably be $1,000 because if they win, I think it would be worth it."

"I probably wouldn't pay more than $300, but somewhere between $100 and $300," said Matt Nordstrom, a Texans fan.

Tickets were available online at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com.

Fans will also be able to go to NFL-sanctioned websites to buy tickets from season ticket holders.

The game will air on NBC and KPRC Local 2. Watch KPRC's special coverage of Road to the Super Bowl beginning Saturday at 2 p.m. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m.