UK Athletics warns of possible ticket scams for sold out Florida game

Posted at 3:08 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 15:40:50-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — As the Wildcats gear up for their sold-out showdown against Florida, UK Athletics officials want to remind fans to be wary of scams.

Fans should use caution against counterfeit and invalid tickets. Only tickets purchased directly through the following outlets are guaranteed to be valid:

  • The UK Ticket Office
  • Ticketmaster, including Ticketmaster’s official resale marketplace
  • ReplyBuy
  • FEVO
  • Visiting team ticket office

Tickets purchased through third party sites could be fraudulent.

To combat ticket fraud and counterfeiting, print-at-home (PDF) tickets have been discontinued at all UK Athletics venues beginning with the 2019-20 season. PDF and print-at-home tickets will not be accepted at any UK Athletics venue and will not be sold by any UK Athletics authorized seller.

Ticket holders should also be aware of the potential risks of posting pictures of their tickets, specifically the barcode, on the internet in any way. Always cover the barcode when posting pictures of tickets online, and avoid exposing personal information like your name, address or credit card information.

UK Athletics strongly encourages fans using mobile tickets to familiarize themselves with how to access their tickets prior to arrival at Kroger Field. To expedite entry and avert the risk of mobile tickets not loading due to limited connectivity at the stadium, add your mobile tickets to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay account prior to arriving at the venue. Additionally, fans should ensure their phone is charged and screen brightness is turned all the way up when scanning into the venue.