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SEC offers ticket exchange; alerts of counterfeit tix

305 days ago
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference encourages fans to use the SEC Ticket Exchange, the only authorized fan-to-fan ticket marketplace for the SEC Football Championship Game, when purchasing or selling tickets on the secondary ticket market for the SEC title showdown between Georgia and LSU to be played December 7 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The ticket exchange can be found at www.secticketoffice.com.

Tickets for the SEC Championship Game between Georgia and LSU are sold out, prompting many fans to seek tickets through the secondary market. The SEC encourages fans to use its SEC Ticket Exchange when buying or selling tickets on the secondary market because it is the only site that guarantees a verified ticket from TicketMaster.

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 key distinguishing features to look for when purchasing tickets on the secondary market. Valid tickets will have an authentic SEC holographic foil strip located on the back of the ticket. Within the foil, SEC circle logos and the words "Southeastern Conference" should appear and completely disappear when slowly rotating the ticket back and forth. Also, the white lines and the lettering on the front of the ticket are laminated and can be felt by rubbing a finger over those areas.

A "Ticket Validation Window" will be open at the main box office adjacent to Gate 1 of Mercedes-Benz Stadium beginning at 10 a.m. ET on the day of the game. The Ticket Validation Window is the only way to completely and accurately ensure the authenticity of a ticket that is not purchased at www.secticketoffice.com.

The SEC Football Championship Game kicks off at 4 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday December 7 and gates open at 1:30 p.m.