Fans waiting for tickets faced stifling heat, and a few unwelcome line-cutters.

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The official press release from the Seahawks about a sale of 1,700 single-game tickets at CenturyLink Field Monday stated that fans would not be allowed to line up until Sunday at 6 p.m.

But that didn’t stop Bernard Jones — the uncle of Seahawks running back Robert Turbin — and 100s of others from beginning to line up early Sunday morning to spend all of what turned out to be the hottest day of the year in Seattle waiting to get their shot at tickets.

Jones, who said he has two season tickets but wanted to get some more for family members, was at the head of a line that began at the Northeast corner of the stadium and by 4 p.m. Sunday had snaked around CenturyLink Field to Royal Brougham Way.

“It’s been very orderly, very peaceful,’’ Jones said in the afternoon as he stood in a circle with a number of other Seahawks fans.

As the day progressed however, some fans expressed anger at line cutters. The scene got a little testy.

Steve Lewis of Auburn said he was attempting to get tickets for his kids for the time in their lives.

“What’s crazy is only 15 percent of these people are actually going to use the tickets,” he said, adding he thinks the rest of those in line will sell them. “And that’s what kills me. The whole Seahawks thing, it’s the camaraderie that brings the people together. These kinds of things push people apart.”

Lewis said he thought about 100 people had cut in line in front or him.

The team had said fans would be allowed to begin lining up at 6 p.m. Sunday and that the first 2,000 would then receive wristbands beginning at 8 p.m. to secure their place in line. Those with wristbands are then asked to return by 9 a.m. Monday with the sale beginning at 10 a.m.

There was apparently no way to remove those already waiting in line, however, and at some point, numbers were written in chalk signifying where people were in the line.

Jones said he flew up from the Bay Area Thursday and got to the stadium Saturday night during the Sounders game. He said he then spent time alternating between his car and walking around before officially starting the line Sunday “as soon as the sun came up.’’

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Hundreds of others quickly joined, including friends Matt Maycock and Adam Gerick, who made the trek from Vancouver, B.C.

The two arrived at about 12:30 and according to Gerick were “a bit surprised’’ to see that the line was already as long as it was.

“I thought there’d be a few people but not a lot,’’ said Maycock.

According to the Seahawks, fans can purchase four single-game tickets each. Each costs $62.

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At No. 313 in line was Ashley Brown of Spanaway, who arrived with friend Alicia Blankenship of Puyallup around 10:30 a.m.

“We expected there to be over 100 people or so,’’ said Blankenship, who said the two wanted tickets for the Steelers and 49ers games. Brown said she usually “spends thousands of dollars’’ on Seahawks tickets and the chance to get some for $62 would make the wait worth it.

Many who waited pitched tents or sat in folding chairs, playing cards or games on their phones. Some read books.

The sale marks the last chance for fans to get tickets from a non-secondary source for the 2015 season.

Season tickets sold out, capped at 61,500 and with a 99.6 percent renewal rate. The team also had an on-line sale of a select number of seats last week.