Oct. 17, 2007
Baton Rouge, La. -
With the upcoming Auburn-LSU football game set for this Saturday at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, the LSU Athletic Ticket Office reminds fans that large numbers of stolen and counterfeit tickets were sold for LSU's game
against Florida two weeks ago. Those tickets were sold over the Internet
and by ticket sellers around the stadium on game day. Unfortunately,
many fans were defrauded.
If a fan purchases a stolen or counterfeit ticket, he or she can be
denied admission at the gates and subject to investigation. If a person
is already in the stadium and is caught with a stolen or counterfeit
ticket, that individual will be ejected and may be subject to arrest.
"Fans who purchase game tickets on the secondary market are taking a big
chance," said Brian Broussard, LSU's assistant athletic director for
There are several organized groups that work out of Atlanta and New York
that travel to various sporting events and concerts and sell these
stolen and counterfeit items, Broussard said.
LSU reminds fans that the only authorized outlet for LSU-Auburn football
tickets are the LSU and Auburn Athletic Ticket Offices. Purchasing tickets from other sources is done at the buyers' own risk.