BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Auburn Tigers are set to face off against the Georgia Bulldogs in the Southeastern Conference championship game on Saturday.
Tickets for this game are quite expensive, shattering the previous record of the average ticket price of a SEC title game of $425 for the 2012 game in the now demolished Georgia Dame between Alabama and Georgia. Saturday’s ticket price in the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium will run at an average of $725 according to TicketCity.com
While paying such high prices, fans should be aware of what they are paying for. The game in Atlanta has been sold out since before Auburn beat Alabama to seal the SEC West crown, which will leave fans scrambling for after market tickets. The SEC office based in Birmingham is asking fans to to be sure they are buying authentic SEC title game tickets.
There are a few safety features to look for when purchasing tickets on the secondary market. Fans are advised to look for the authentic SEC holographic foil located on the back of the ticket. Within the foil, letters of the words “Southeastern Conference” and SEC circle logos should appear and disappear when slowly rotating the ticket back and forth. Also, the white lettering and all the blue panels on the front of the ticket are laminated which is noticeable by rubbing a finger over those areas.
The SEC and Mercedes-Benz Stadium will make available a “Ticket Validation Window” at the main box office of the stadium beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the game. The Ticket Validation Window is the only way to completely and accurately ensure the authenticity of a ticket.
The game is set to kickoff at 3:00 p.m. at Mercedes Benz Stadium. You can watch the game on your local CBS affiliate.