Falcons issue counterfeit ticket advisory for rest of season

Atlanta's Jamaal Anderson (left) goes in for the quarterback sack on Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck (right) in the second half. The sack caused Hasselbeck to fumble the football, which was recovered by the Falcons for a touchdown. AP

Atlanta's Jamaal Anderson (left) goes in for the quarterback sack on Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck (right) in the second half. The sack caused Hasselbeck to fumble the football, which was recovered by the Falcons for a touchdown. AP

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons, who are 12-2 this season and tied for the best record in the National Football League,  literally have the hottest ticket in town.

The Falcons issued a ticket advisory for the remaining two home games on Tuesday.

The club has issued some guidelines for fans the help them avoid purchasing counterfeit tickets from secondary sources.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Fans may choose to purchase tickets at www.nfl.com/ticketexchange. The NFL Ticket Exchange is the only resale marketplace endorsed by the NFL, providing fans with the opportunity to purchase seats listed by Falcons season ticket holders or other fans.
  • When buying from an individual or through other online exchanges, do not be lured away from the website by the seller.
  • Fans choosing to buy tickets through an online auction are advised to choose a seller with a long and continuous history of satisfied customers.
  • Fans should never pay with a cashier’s check or wire money to the seller, as there may be no way to get money back if the tickets are not received. Fans are advised to pay with a credit card or through PayPal, which offer some amount of protection and potential reimbursement.
  • Many sellers will include pictures of the tickets with their posts on auction sites or message boards. Fans should scrutinize these tickets closely for any inaccuracies or alterations, and cross-check the seat assignment with the map on the Georgia Dome’s website.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter

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35 comments Add your comment

got mine

December 21st, 2010
6:20 pm

Me

December 21st, 2010
6:30 pm

COOLJD2

December 21st, 2010
7:08 pm

What’s up DLED. We have a hater report. Read what Trent Dilfer said about the dirty birds here is the link.
http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/16740/dilfer-falcons-can-be-beaten-at-home

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SawThat1nce

December 21st, 2010
7:21 pm

FormerGADomeAttendee

December 21st, 2010
7:43 pm

They could change a lot of the pregame counter fitting by simply tearing the tickets upon entry. There is a network of low-lifes that have a system where they pass tickets that have been scanned by the bar code upon entry back through to the outside. A lot of the GA Dome ticket takers are in on it as well and even admitted that they knew of the scam. The tickets look legit because all they have done is scan the bar code to mark the ticket as used. If they actually tore the perforated ticket stub off then they would be useless to the low lifes that conduct this scam at EVERY Falcons game! Open your eyes Falcons, GA Dome employees and ATL Police.

Alan

December 21st, 2010
7:49 pm

Yet more thugs giving back to the city or taking advantage of people. Gotta love them! They can’t do anything right except for murder, scalp, and steal.

birdmanatl

December 21st, 2010
7:49 pm

ILL BE LOOKING FOR TICKETS THIS MONDAY NIGHT DOWN THERE

Kenneth Shue

December 21st, 2010
8:33 pm

To FormerGADomeAtendee, that has got to be the dumbest post of the year. Congradulations!

rmIKEL58

December 21st, 2010
8:36 pm

“DILFERS TAKE ON ATLANTA MATCHUP MONDAY NIGHT”
dILFER SAID THAT THE ATLANTA FALCONS ARENT THE BEST TEAM IN THE NFL. HE COMPARED THEM TO THE 2003 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT 13-3 GOT BOUNCED OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS.
DILFER ALSO SAID THAT ATLANTA ISNT INDESTRUCTABLE AT HOME AS MATTER OF A FACT HE SAID THAT HE THINKS NEW ORLEANS CAN COME TO TYHE DOME AND BEAT THEM MONDAY NIGHT. BUT FINISHED SAYING THAT THE SAINTS COULD COME BACK IN THE PLAYOFFS AND BEAT ATLANTA AGAIN.

Worm

December 21st, 2010
8:57 pm

R.I.P. Magnolia shorty-Paul Johnson is next!

RBCP

December 21st, 2010
8:59 pm

Enter your comments here

RBCP

December 21st, 2010
8:59 pm

Lets talk after Monday night.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hit A Single

December 21st, 2010
10:02 pm

McNabb better be glad he didn’t play for Vince Lombardi or Tom Landry. They would tell him to take his crying tail to the house.

C from Marietta

December 21st, 2010
10:45 pm

To rmIKEL58:

We don’t give a f**k what you are Trent Dilweed have to say. Nice all caps. All caps = loser.

FAN

December 21st, 2010
10:56 pm

Who gives a damn what Trent Duffus says, he never did anything in the league except ride Ray Lewis’s coat tail in Baltimore’s superbowl run. He doesn’t know one thing about the game obviously!!!!!!!!!! F_ king Jerk.

Conrad's Great Kwanzaa Guest

December 21st, 2010
11:09 pm

CONRAD!

WHERE YOU AT?

HAHHAHAHA

December 22nd, 2010
12:17 am

If you talk about that superstar quarterback who is a former falcon you can get more than 17 responses.

You dont have to worry about counterfeit. tickets because the pheasants will be lucky if they sell out. Blank sold out. and the city is really disinterested.

The only counterfeit is the fake interest. If you know who (the name of the guy youve blocked by filtering) The would be already sold out and the city would be wearing the # that comes after 6 but before 8

Smell you later

HAHHAHAHA

December 22nd, 2010
12:19 am

Falcons at Eagles

1 2 3 4 F

Falcons 0 7 3 7 17
Eagles 14 7 7 3 31

Innocent Bystander

December 22nd, 2010
1:11 am

Hey HAHHAHAHA-

That “you know who” guy has better English than you do… and that really says a lot. Go spew your hate elsewhere. This place is reserved for Falcons fans.

oonealfalconsfansince1966

December 22nd, 2010
1:31 am

TRENT DILFER??????? AAAI AAAAAAAHAHAHAHA YEAH, WHAT AN “EXPERT” ON WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN IN THE NFL. WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT, ALL THE NAYSAYERS EITHER HATE ON THE FALCONS ARE JUST IGNORE THEM, THE MAJOR SPORTS PUNDITS INCLUDED. DILFER AIN’T COMMENTED ON THE FALCONS ALL YEAR; AAAAAAAAH SO BE IT. I LOVE SMITH AND THIS TEAM. THEY STAY FOCUSED, ONE GAME AT A TIME. WE’LL BE BACK AT YA’LL TUESDAY.

Blue Fender

December 22nd, 2010
8:07 am

Trent Dilfer has been hating the Falcons all year. Over and over he says that the Falcons aren’t that good, yet the wins keep coming. Trent Dilfer is a douche!

GO FALCONS!!!

Prof

December 22nd, 2010
8:49 am

Ledbetter – WHY HAVEN’T YOU INVESTIGATED THE PUNCH BY ONE OF THE PANTHERS TO OUR FALCONS PLAYER ON THE SIDELINE DURING THE PUNT RETURN?

Isn’t that your job to find out about these things? Or is actual reporting beneath you and all you do is blog? Look at the clip, talk to some Falcons and the NFL and see what’s going on.

The NFL is disrespecting the Falcons by being hush-hush on this.

The NFL is covering up a cheap-shot against the Falcons.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5936050

Rod

December 22nd, 2010
8:56 am

@Kenneth Shue – No, your post was the dumbest of the year. FormerGADomeAttendee pointed out a serious problem. If you don’t like it, then I guess you’re one of the scumbags P.O.S. that tries to sell the used tickets and the posting upset you.

Ticketman87

December 22nd, 2010
10:23 am

If you’re too lazy or incompetent to use the only venue endorsed by the NFL for buying tickets, then you deserve whatever you get. Nobody should feel sorry for you.

Decatur Falcon

December 22nd, 2010
11:07 am

Trent Dilfer won this Super Bowl not by his arms like the great quarterback, but by the defense of Ray Lewis. He doesn’t count, I am proud of our Falcons fans for buying tickets and support our Atlanta Falcons. I like the approach of the team, and how they are conducting themselves by not letting the media get inside their heads. Falcons need to sack and intercept Drew Brees, I believe that Grimes is going to have great Monday Night. The Ravens ran on them Who Dat Saints, and we can do same thing with Turner Burner. Please Falcons fans when the Saints come on field be loud, I mean beat on the seats if you can. I want the 12 man making a impact in this game. GO FALCONS!!!!!

Johnny Fever

December 22nd, 2010
2:05 pm

Tren Dilweed id a lucky SOB. He won the superbowl, but not by his accounts, by the accounts of one of the best defenses that the NFL has seen. You are a used douche bag!

rmIKEL58

December 22nd, 2010
9:14 pm

To: C FROM MARIETTA ………. A** Wipe i was reading this article this morning and was passing it along to other Falcons Fans. How friggin dare you call me names, i have been a Falcons, Braves, Flames, Bulldog fan since 1966. Probably way before you were having wet dreams.
As far as my “CAPS” posted, that was because my key board messed up and i couldnt figure out how to get it back TO NORMAL. So before you run that fat mouth of yours, know what youre talking about. Real Sports Fans come on here and comment on real issues dealing with sports not how a person types.
I dont care if a Saints fan comes here and comments, just as long as he sticks to the issues and not make personal comments that might get his a** kicked.

rmIKEL58

December 22nd, 2010
9:44 pm

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1994 6th overall. (March 13th 2008) 49ers terminate Trent Dilfer 1166 yards passing 12 interceptions 55.1 passer rating. 1 Pro Bowl appearance 1997. Led Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl in 2000. Stints with Tampa Bay 1994-1999, Baltimore 2000, Seattle 2001-2004, Cleveland 2005 and San Francisco 2006.
After winning the Super Bowl Dilfer cant find a job he wants.
Elvis Grbac boots Dilfer from Ravens….Lifetime QB Rating 70.2 below avg. Live by the sword you die by the sword Dilfer.
He’s like a “One hit wonder” Ravens Defense was what got them to the Super Bowl and not Dilfer. Yeah they could have had Matthew Stafford playing that year and still won the Super Bowl. Right place at the right time. Now that he’s done that. he’s an expert on QB rating, analysis, and what teams will do in the playoffs.
Dilfer’s a joke, he couldnt coach little league football. Pam Oliver is a better analyist than he.

Blake

December 23rd, 2010
12:25 am

Who cares what Trent Dilfer says?

Blake

December 23rd, 2010
12:29 am

Falcons are gonna win one or both of these last 2 games and No the saints aint’ gonna win 2 games In our house!

jd

December 23rd, 2010
12:41 am

Trent did win a sb, pizzabreath.

How’s about we tighten down our defense just a wee smidgeon, get rid of any errant passes one might for see, kick this thang back in cruise in control, and ride dirty dirty all the way to the SB and back with a new trophy for the trophy case. Holla

1911A1

December 23rd, 2010
9:32 am

Great picture!

JA 98: “I’ll moitalize ya!”

Hasselbeck: “WOOB-woob-woob-woob-woob-woob-woob!”

True Falcon Fan

December 23rd, 2010
12:30 pm

jd — Trent was the receipent of a winners sb ring — while playing qb for the Baltimore Ravens defensive team whom “WON” the sb — their defensive superstar RAYRAY & da bunch —- Son, Trent was a “Gofor”! If i am NOT right — PLEASE PLEASE prove me wrong dawg

Saints NEXT

GO FALCONS GO

Roddy White

December 24th, 2010
6:38 pm

Didn’t the Aints lose last week ?