ALERT: Counterfeit tickets

The University of Alabama just sent out this notice:

Notice To Alabama Football Fans Concerning Counterfeit Tickets
TUSCALOOSA – The University of Alabama is looking forward to hosting another sellout crowd of more than 92,000 when the Crimson Tide football team hosts the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium, and the UA Athletic Ticket Office wishes to remind fans that stolen and counterfeit tickets were sold for recent Tide home games.

Unfortunately, those tickets – sold on the Internet and by individuals around the stadium and on campus on game day – led to some fans being defrauded. With this in mind, the UA Athletic Ticket Office would like to remind fans that any person who purchases a stolen or counterfeit ticket may be denied admission at the gates and any individual trying to gain entry with a ticket found to be fraudulent could be subject to investigation. Also, any person in the stadium who is caught with a stolen or counterfeit ticket will be ejected.

“We want our loyal fans to understand that purchasing game tickets on game day from individuals on the street is a risky proposition, at best,” said Chris Besanceney, Assistant Athletic Director for Ticketing & TIDE PRIDE. “The lone authorized outlet for Alabama football tickets is the UA Athletic Ticket Office. Buyers who purchase tickets from other sources do so at their own risk.”