'Bama tickets not worth the price?

Posted by: John Shryock - bio | email

TUSCALOOSA, AL. - Depending on which poll you're looking at the Crimson Tide is ranked number 1 or number 2 in the country, but some Tide fans may have a difficult time seeing their team at Bryant-Denny stadium if they haven't been very careful in buying legitimate tickets.

The University of Alabama says it's looking forward to hosting another sellout crowd of more than 92,000 when the Crimson Tide football team hosts the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday, but they're warning fans to be careful of bogus tickets.

The UA Athletic Ticket Office says stolen and counterfeit tickets were sold for recent Tide home games. The tickets, sold on the Internet and by individuals around the stadium and on campus on game day, led to some fans being defrauded, the University says.

With that in mind, the UA Athletic Ticket Office reminds 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."

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