The University of Alabama released this warning to fans about counterfeit football tickets. Here is the official release courtesy of UA Media Relations:
Notice To Alabama Football Fans Concerning Counterfeit Tickets
The University of Alabama is looking forward to hosting another sellout crowd when the Crimson Tide football team hosts the University of Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium, and the UA Athletic Ticket Office wishes to remind fans of the potential danger of being sold counterfeit tickets at Tide home games.
If fans have any doubt about the validity of their tickets, they can visit the UA Athletic Ticket Office at Coleman Coliseum to verify their tickets during regular business hours, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On game day those tickets can be verified beginning at 10:30am by University officials on Saturday at the stadium by reporting to Gate 3 or Gate 32. Officials will be available at those gates to examine any tickets.
Unfortunately, counterfeit tickets – sold on the Internet and by individuals around the stadium and on campus on game day – can lead 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,” Chris Besanceney, Assistant Athletic Director for Ticketing & TIDE PRIDE said. “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.”