SEC title game tickets sold out through officials channels


Uploaded by wala on 26.11.2012

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IF YOU'VE SECURED TICKETS TO THE
S-E-C CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SATURDAY
AND PAID
FACE VALUE, CONSIDER YOURSELF A
DISCOUNT SHOPPER.
BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOW FORCED TO
PAY A LOT MORE FOR TICKETS THAT
AT FACE
VALUE COST ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
FOX TEN NEWS REPORTER JOE
SAL-VA-TORE HAS THAT STORY.
For fifteen years one Gulf Coast
family has had access to S-E-C
championship tickets;
four to be exact. The family's
patriarch, an LSU alumnus,
signed up for advance ticket
purchase years ago.
Mary He is a big LSU fan and he
loves to go to the football
games and we go as often as we
can. And not just any tickets,
but lower level seats near one
of the field entrance tunnels.
Mary It's a great place to be
sitting, you're not up there
close to heaven -- I don't mind
being close to
heaven, but that Georgia Dome
gets pretty high up there.
But, because they are not fans
of the teams playing this year
the family put them up for
sale.
Mary They're just listed on
Craigslist for right now and
I've just been receiving phone
calls and
right now I'm down to the point
where I'm going to make the
decision because it's the best
offer
that I can get from any one.
Free-market forces have
increased the best offer
for one ticket, in many cases,
500-percent more than the face
value.
At least one Alabama fan says
she won't pay that for her team.
I love Alabama will all my
heart, but I just couldn't
afford that kind of money for
tickets.
McWilliams shopped for Alabama
fan gear at the Bel-Air Mall
Bama Fever-Tiger Pride store,
today.
McWilliams We've been to a lot
of games, I've even flown to the
Rose Bowl to watch them play
Southern Cal, but $500 just for
one game is more than I can go
for. McWilliams, will instead
spend the day with family
watching the big game on her big
TV.
Mary The way I see it, life's
awful short. The way I look at
it, you really should go to an
SEC game once in your life; it
is a ton of fun, and we have a
ton of fun in Atlanta when we
go. SEC's Web site says the game
is Sold Out, but if you have the
money to spend there's still
time to
get a good seat. In Mobile, Joe
Salvatore, FOX Ten News.
A UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
SPOKESPERSON SAYS THEY WERE
ALLOTTED
ABOUT 16-THOUSAND TICKETS FOR
THE GAME AND HAVE ALSO SOLD OUT.