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Fans' guide to the NFC championship game

The 49ers have reached the NFC Championship game for the first time in 15 years, and they did it by becoming a detail-oriented football team.

If you want to make it to the Championship game at Candlestick Park on Sunday, you're going to have to become a detail-oriented fan.

Tickets are expensive and rare. Transportation to the stadium, which is always tough, could be especially difficult. And it might rain, too.

Don't think you can just breeze in fashionably late on Sunday. You're going to have to leave your house early and have a plan, a backup plan and a backup plan to backup the backup plan.

To help you make plans, here's all the information a detail-oriented fan could need.

Weather forecast: 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. 5-10 miles-per-hour south winds.

TV and Radio: The game will be on KTVU FOX 2. The pregame show will start at 3 p.m. Enjoy as former players and coaches such as Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson explain to the nation why the Giants will beat the 49ers. Live game coverage starts at 3:30. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will call the game. Fox's postgame show, The OT, will air immediately following the game, and it will include the George S. Halas trophy presentation to the winning team. And, of course, not to miss a beat, FOX will go with a special edition of American Idol right after that.

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