SEC Alerts Fans of Counterfeit Tickets

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With the SEC Championship Game scheduled to be played in Atlanta on Saturday, the Southeastern Conference reminds fans to beware of possible stolen or counterfeit tickets.

Tickets for the December 7 game in the Georgia Dome between Missouri and Auburn are sold out, prompting many fans to seek tickets through the secondary market.

Any individual in possession of a counterfeit or stolen ticket will be denied access into the game. There will be no PDF or paper tickets for the SEC Football Championship.

The SEC and the Georgia Dome will make available a “Ticket Validation Window” at the main box office of the Georgia Dome beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the game.  The authenticity of the ticket can be confirmed by a box office representative on site.

When purchasing tickets on the secondary market, fans are advised to look for the authentic SEC holographic foil on several locations of the tickets.  Two strips of the foil are located at the top of the ticket. The championship game logo in the middle of the ticket also contains the foil.  Within the foil, the SEC circle logo and the words “Southeastern Conference” should be visible to the human eye when rotating the ticket back and forth.

“We advise fans to be attentive to the appearance and texture of the tickets they are purchasing,” said John Gibson, Director of Championship Ticket Operations.  “It is important to pay close attention to the details of the holographic foil as well as the texture of the ticket.”

The Ticket Validation Window is the only way to completely and accurately ensure the authenticity of a ticket purchased on the secondary market.

The SEC Football Championship Game kicks off at 4 p.m. ET at the Georgia Dome on Saturday.

-Information provided by the Southeastern Conference

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