Scammers are hitting the ground running in Ann Arbor ahead of next week’s big showdown between the University of Michigan and Michigan State. Fake tickets have already begun to pop up on various website.
The Athletic Director’s office has confirmed that they have already seen instances of counterfeit tickets.
It’s a problem that’s two-fold because Michigan has already sold out of it’s tickets, meaning there will be no help for fans showing up to the matchup with counterfeit tickets.
“Our hope is to proactively address the issues and encourage those interested in attending the game to purchase their tickets on StubHub our approved second-hand vendor,” said an associate Athletic Director by e-mail.
Tickets shot up in price following this week’s announcement that the game would be played on ABC’s prime-time TV slot.
A single ticket on StubHub starts at $216 for a row 84 seat inside the Big House with tickets increasing in price steadily.
Those purchasing tickets from second-hand sources should look for counterfeiting signs.
The best advice offered by groups like SeatGeek, another website that deals with reselling tickets, is to use your best judgment: Read the small print, make sure the ticket matches up with the correct game or show date, and consider the price — if it’s too good to be true, it likely is.
Keep in mind college football tickets don’t have start times for games, and it’s always a smart idea to identify logos. However, at the end of the day the University of Michigan is urging anyone that plans to buy tickets second hand do so through StubHub.