Notre Dame’s athletics ticket office announced today that it has received a number of reports regarding counterfeit tickets to the football team’s season opener against the Texas Longhorns on September 5, per UND.com, and Associate AD Rob Kelly made a brief statement on the matter.
“It’s not uncommon for us to see counterfeit tickets show up on game day each year,” Kelly says. “But the reports we’ve seen this year are earlier and more frequent than usual.
“The only guaranteed source for Notre Dame football tickets is through the University of Notre Dame. We often tell our fans that if they buy tickets on the secondary market they assume all the risk. It is a sad situation when someone shows up on game day and can’t get in, especially after paying secondary market prices.”
The post on the site goes on to give a phone number that fans can call if they feel they have counterfeit tickets, plus tips on what to look for when inspecting any tickets they may receive.
Though this story does seem bizarre, it isn’t at all a surprise.
Notre Dame football is an institution all around the country and given the money that can be made off of the name alone, it’s no wonder that some have resorted to printing counterfeit tickets just to make a few extra ill-gained dollars.
Hopefully, this problem is dealt with quickly and doesn’t become a major issue over the course of the entire season.
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