The University of South Carolina Athletics Department is
reminding all fans planning on attending Saturday's football game between the
Gamecocks and Clemson to "let the buyer beware" when purchasing tickets
from scalpers either online or outside Williams-Brice Stadium.
Each year the athletics department receives several
incident reports of people purchasing football game tickets that have already
gone through the scanning process at the entry gates, rendering the ticket
In addition, a number of counterfeit tickets are sold for high-profile
games each year. If there is any question about the validity of the ticket,
please bring it to the Gamecock Athletics Ticket Office, located at Gate 26 on the north side of the stadium.
Fans should also be aware of potential counterfeit
merchandise being sold around the stadium. All officially licensed merchandise
should display the "Officially Licensed Collegiate Product" hologram somewhere
on the product or hangtag.
Royalties generated from the sale of officially
licensed collegiate products go back to the respective universities to support
student scholarships and enhance various initiatives on campus.
Saturday's top-10 matchup pits the Gamecocks (9-2, 6-2
SEC) against the Tigers (10-1, 7-1 ACC) at a sold out Williams-Brice Stadium.
Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN2 with
Mark Jones and Brock Huard in the booth and Jessica Mendoza on the sidelines.