Fans urged to use caution against counterfeit tickets

Nov. 13, 2013
 

Counterfeit ticket confiscated from the 2013 Auburn-Georgia game. Note the circles in the foil strip. Strip should have padlock and word "authentic".

AUBURN, Ala. -- For the final two games of the 2013 football season, the Auburn Athletics Ticket Office is reminding fans to use caution regarding the possibility of counterfeit tickets. The only authorized outlets to sell tickets are the Auburn Ticket Office, opposing school ticket offices (Georgia and Alabama) and Stub Hub. Purchasing tickets from other sources is done at the buyers' own risk.

A ticket's authenticity is in the bar code. If a ticket is purchased from another source the bar code may have been duplicated and the first to enter the stadium will be the valid ticket. This is also a reminder to bring the portion of your ticket that contains the bar code.

Officials from EOG, located at each gate, are instructed to not allow counterfeit tickets to enter the stadium. If a counterfeit ticket is discovered, the ticket holder will be escorted out of the stadium.

Troubleshooting areas for fan questions are set up at Gates 0 and 13, and at any of the three Jordan-Hare Stadium ticket box offices (West, Northeast, South).

Listed below are several educational points regarding counterfeit tickets:

Use Caution
Fans should exercise caution when approached in outer parking lots or downtown area of Auburn. Counterfeit sellers have been known to travel by bicycle so they can move away quickly if approached by law enforcement.

Ticket Transferring
Owners of tickets purchased through the Auburn or visiting team's ticket offices have the ability to resell their tickets online. When that happens the original ticket will become invalid and the online ticket becomes the "good" ticket. We encourage fans to ask questions to make sure that the ticket you have purchased has not been sold online.

Before Buying Tickets from Individuals
Ask the seller if they will accompany you to the Gates to verify authenticity of the ticket. An EOG staff member will scan the ticket and verify its authenticity. If they refuse, use caution. Once the ticket is scanned, the customer must enter the stadium.
 
Fans can verify the authenticity of their tickets outside JHS at the Ticket Office and at the Auburn Arena. However, if the tickets have been duplicated (copied, resold, etc.) in any way, the first ticket to enter the stadium will be the "good" ticket and any subsequent tickets will be scanned invalid.
 
If you suspect an individual is selling counterfeit tickets, please alert the nearest law enforcement official.