Notre Dame vs. Georgia: Beware of ticket scams.
Two historic football programs are about to meet for the first time in South Bend: Notre Dame vs. Georgia.
Some tickets still on the market are listed at hundreds, even thousands of dollars!
This game is 2017’s most valued regular-season ticket in college football.
These teams haven’t met since the 1981 Sugar Bowl. The Georgia Bulldogs won that game 17 to 10 and went on to complete an undefeated national title season.
That’s why Georgia fans, who travel very well, are coming in hoards and expect to see another victory.
But the Fighting Irish are eager to settle the score.
Fans realize this may be the only time in their lifetime the Bulldogs will play in Notre Dame stadium.
Right now some of the cheapest tickets are selling for more than $500. And if you want a primo seat, you better be willing to pay up.
National broker TickPick has tickets in the lower bowl that will put you out $2,600.
At this time, the Notre Dame Ticket Office has no tickets left and it’s been that way for a while.
A lot of different websites still have tickets listed, but Notre Dame wants to alert fans about possible scams.
In the past, especially for big games like the upcoming ND-Georgia game, the University has seen counterfeit tickets.
Even though some secondary ticket sites may seem legitimate, University officials caution against fans buying game day tickets on those sites.
Right now the only remaining place to get guaranteed valid tickets is through the Notre Dame ticket exchange, powered by Vivid Seats.
That is the only authorized re-seller for the Notre Dame-Georgia game.
Until game time, you'll also see scalpers trying to sell tickets.
These transactions are not recommended, and the University does not allow scalpers on their property.
If you do go that route, though, check your tickets for fuzzy printing, rough cuts or perforations and mismatched fonts.
The University says you assume all risk if you purchase from any other secondary market.
If you believe you were sold a counterfeit ticket contact police.
Any other questions or concerns contact the Notre Dame Ticket Office.
If you are found guilty of selling counterfeit tickets, you could face a level 6 felony.
Pep rally and other events
You can help cheer on the Irish ahead of the game!
Tonight's pep rally starts at 6 at the Hesburgh Library Quad.
And before the rally, you can take part in the stadium tunnel tours.
Those are from 10 in the morning until 5.
Learn more about those events and more on Notre Dame's website.