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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2009 5:49 pm | Updated: 1:05 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Sunday's NFC championship game between Arizona and Philadelphia at University of Phoenix Stadium sold out within six minutes after tickets went on sale at 3 p.m. today, according to the Cardinals.

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“Ticket demand was high even before the Eagles-Giants game started,” said Ron Minegar, the team’s executive vice president/chief operating officer. “Once that outcome was decided and it was certain that we were hosting the NFC championship game, the demand grew to enormous proportions.”

Arizona, the No. 4 seed in the NFC, will host the sixth-seeded Eagles at 1 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals earned the right to host the game after the Eagles upset the top-seeded New York Giants, 23-11, on Sunday. Arizona advanced with a 33-13 win over Carolina on Saturday.

Because of the flexibility of University of Phoenix Stadium, the team was able to add seats and use a configuration similar to that of last year’s Super Bowl that takes the total seating capacity over 70,000.

Tickets were available on-line and by phone through Ticketmaster as well as in person at the Cardinals' training facility in Tempe and the University of Phoenix Stadium box office. Tickets were available to Arizona residents only.

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