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SEC alerts fans of counterfeit tickets

1077 days ago
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tickets for Saturday's SEC Championship game in the Georgia Dome between Florida and Alabama are sold out, prompting many fans to seek tickets through the secondary market. The Southeastern Conference reminds fans to beware of possible counterfeit or stolen tickets. Any individual in possession of a counterfeit or stolen ticket will be denied access into the game.

There are a few safety features to look for when purchasing tickets on the secondary market. Fans are advised to look for the authentic SEC holographic foil located on the back of the ticket. Within the foil, several SEC circle logos and the words "Southeastern Conference" should appear and disappear when rotating the ticket back and forth. Also, the lettering and the SEC Championship logo on the front of the ticket are raised and have a glossy texture.

"We advise fans to be attentive to the appearance of the tickets they are purchasing," said Jim Sullivan, 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 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. The Ticket Validation Window is the only way to completely and accurately ensure the authenticity of a ticket.

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