UT officials warn about ticket scalpers

Beware of ticket scams for UT game

AUSTIN - Longhorn nation is ready to take on the Fighting Irish Sunday. UT versus Notre Dame could go down as one for the record books.

Over 100,000 people are expected to fill DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium, and those looking to take advantage are waiting as well.

APD and UT officials are warning the public about scalpers. Tickets to the game are sold out at the University box office, but the folks at Ticket City here in Austin want to make sure you're not left on the other side of the gate.

Communication Specialist Shannon McKinley says the first thing people should do is always buy from a valid source.

"It's hard to tell as a consumer whether a ticket is fake or not. It's hard for experts like us to tell whether tickets are fake or not," McKinley said.

McKinley says the upside to buying from a legitimate source like Ticket City is the recourse if anything goes wrong with your purchase. Ticket City sells tickets from people around the world who are vetted through a rigorous process.

"Once you’re vetted, once you have so many confirmed orders and you become a trusted seller, we can make sure we can get in contact with you every day of the year, every week," McKinley said.

Earlier Thursday, websites like StubHub advertised tickets as low $198. The alumni center will have tickets that are un-used for the games, but you have to be a member of Texas Exes to get them.

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