University of Tennessee warns fans about purchasing counterfeit tickets

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The University of Tennessee Volunteers take on their longtime rivals the University of Florida Gators this Saturday, Sept. 22. As tickets are selling for Neyland Stadium’s 7 p.m. kickoff, UT isn’t too worried about selling out the game, however their focus has shifted to the fans possibility of purchasing counterfeit tickets. 

“The simplest way to avoid that is we still have tickets available for this weekend at We also have a secondary partner with And the third thing is if you don’t know the person don’t purchase the tickets from them,” said director of ticket confirmation Joe Arnone. 

Along with those tips he also said to be cautious of purchasing tickets from scalpers because of the difficulty spotting the difference between a real or counterfeit ticket. Arnone said, “anywhere between three to five hundred tickets,” are counterfeit that try to enter Neyland. 

Scalpers aren’t the only risk of getting bad tickets Arnone warns, posting your tickets on social media with the barcode showing is an easy way for someone to resell that ticket using your barcode on a secondary market, ultimately rendering your tickets useless. 

“Vivid Seats is our primary partner, so anyone who purchased tickets through Vivid Seats and has a problem, we would honor those tickets. If they brought through a different secondary partner, they would have to contact them,” Arnone said. 

As long as you head to Arnone’s warnings about counterfeit tickets and the sure-fire ways of getting legitimate tickets, you’ll be able to watch your Vols take on the Gators. 

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