Tickets for Broncos’ first playoff game sell out in one hour

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Tickets are expected to go fast for the Broncos' AFC Divisional playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High when they go on sale at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

DENVER — A small allotment of tickets for the Broncos’ AFC Divisional playoff game on Jan. 11 went on sale at 3 p.m. Monday.

By 4 p.m., they were gone.

The Broncos will be playing a home playoff game for the fourth consecutive year after winning the AFC West title and going 12-4 during the regular season.

They are the No. 2 seed in the AFC behind the New England Patriots and will play the Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts or Cincinnati Bengals at 2:40 p.m. Jan. 11 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

If the Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, then the Steelers would come to Denver. If the Ravens win, then the Broncos will play the winner of Sunday’s game between the Colts and Bengals.

The Broncos are 15-4 all-time at home in the playoffs, but two of the four losses have come against the Steelers.

Team officials say fewer than 4,500 tickets were made available Monday. They sold out in one hour, the team said.

In all, 96 percent of season-ticket holders purchased playoff tickets.