Auburn Fans warned against counterfeit South Carolina tickets

AUBURN, AL- The Auburn Athletics Ticket Office is reminding fans to use caution regarding the possibility of counterfeit tickets, focusing on the upcoming game against No. 12 South Carolina this Saturday.

The only authorized outlets for Auburn-South Carolina tickets are the Auburn and South Carolina Athletics Ticket offices. Purchasing tickets from other sources is done at the buyers' own risk.

Due to South Carolina not utilizing its full allotment, a limited number of tickets are available for Saturday's game and these tickets can be purchased online from the Auburn Athletics Ticket office at or by calling 1-800-AUB-1957.

Tips for avoiding counterfeit tickets

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

-Check the Section:  If the ticket is for Sections: 17-27 or the Upper Part of 28 (rows 28-48) it is counterfeit.  This is the Auburn Student Section and no tickets are printed for these sections.  Ticket takers near the student entrance should take note of this.

-Crisp vs. Grainy: Counterfeit tickets are high quality color copies on similar paper stock to the originals.  When inspected closer, counterfeit tickets will appear slightly darker in color.  The picture will appear grainier and of less quality than an original ticket.  Sometimes the ticket can appear off-center as well.

Before Buying Tickets from Individuals:

Check for the unique "wagon wheel" in the silver foil "AU" logo on the front of the ticket

Check the clarity of the ticket.  Does the picture appear grainy or is the centering off?

Tell the seller about the scratch-off "AU" logo on the back.  Ask if they will let you rub it with a coin to check the ticket's authenticity.  If they refuse, use caution.

Ask the seller if they will accompany you to the West Will Call Booth to verify authenticity of the ticket.  A ticket office staff member will check security features and verify if the ticket is authentic.  If they refuse, use caution.

If you suspect an individual is selling counterfeit tickets, please alert the nearest law enforcement officer you see.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Auburn University Press Office