SEC Championship Week: Beware of counterfeit tickets, SEC warns

Get a great deal on tickets to the SEC Championship game? It may be too good to be true.

Saturday’s showdown between No. 2-ranked Alabama and No. 3 UGA at the Georgia Dome is officially sold out.

Beware of counterfeit tickets obtained on the secondary market, the SEC said in a press release on Monday.

When purchasing tickets on the secondary market, fans are advised to look for the authentic SEC holographic foil on several locations of the tickets.  Two strips of the foil are located at the top of the ticket. The championship game logo in the middle of the ticket also contains the foil.  Within the foil, the SEC circle logo and the words “Southeastern Conference” should be visible to the human eye when rotating the ticket back and forth.

Just in case you think your ticket may be fake, the SEC and Georgia Dome will be opening a “Ticket Validation Window” at the main box office of the Georgia Dome beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

And some final advice from the SEC: “We advise fans to be attentive to the appearance and texture of the tickets they are purchasing,” said David Knight, Director of Championship Ticket Operations.  “It’s important to pay close attention to the details of the ticket, especially the holographic foil.”

On StubHub.com, the cheap seats for Saturday’s game start at around $400.

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PTC DAWG

November 26th, 2012
3:57 pm

A picture of a real ticket would be nice.

dizzy dawg

November 26th, 2012
4:39 pm

You know it’s a big game when there’s articles being written about fake tickets.

This is one of the 3 biggest SEC Championship games ever. It joins those 2 games from a few years ago when Florida and Bama were 1 and 2. Can’t wait!

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

November 27th, 2012
8:43 am

Them UGAy players sure is talking a lot of junk this week… Lets see them back it up on the field.

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