Hundreds of Fans Scammed, Purchased Counterfeit Tickets - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/2/08

Hundreds of Fans Scammed, Purchased Counterfeit Tickets

It was the biggest game in Texas Tech football history, and hundreds of fans didn't get to watch the excitement from inside the Jones because they unknowingly bought counterfeit tickets.

Dave Welsh, the assistant athletic director for ticket operations at Tech, says about 500 people bought what looked like season-tickets to the game in the areas around campus before the game Saturday. But when they tried to get in, the bar codes didn't match and showed seats that had already been sold.

Welsh says, he heard the counterfeit tickets went for about $200 a piece.

He adds - the bottom line is, if you don't buy your ticket from the ticket office you are taking a huge risk. And that brings us to questions about tickets for the Oklahoma State game.

Welsh says, as of 10 p.m. Sunday, there were about 1,000 tickets left for this weekend's match-up, but they are going fast. More than 1,000 tickets were purchased from Saturday afternoon to Sunday night.

You can get them online or by calling the Texas Tech Ticket Office at 742-TECH or 1-888-GO-BIG-12.

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