(Memphis) The Southern Heritage Football Classic at the Liberty Bowl Stadium pitting Jackson State University against Tennessee State University is no doubt the biggest game in town this weekend, and perhaps all year-long.
Fred Jones, the founder of the Southern Heritage Classic said, “Things are going well. We expect about 40 to 50,000 people and the weather looks like it’s going to be great for us.”
The event attracts thousands of fans from across the country to Memphis to experience the tailgating, the battle of the bands, and the game itself.
But this year someone is trying to spoil the fun for some fans.
The Southern Heritage Classic posted on its official Facebook page that scam artists are trying to sell bogus tickets for $10.
Jones said, “We had a report that we had some bogus tickets out there. We want to warn people don’t buy them on the street, just go to Ticketmaster and you’ll be fine.”
The bogus tickets look real because the scam artists have gone high-tech.
Jones said, “What people will do sometimes and make multiple copies of it and technology is so good these days you can’t tell the difference.”
Security will be checking to see if you have the real thing.
The fake $10 tickets will not be honored at the gate.
Fans are advised to only buy tickets from Ticketmaster or the Liberty Bowl Stadium box office if they want to get inside and enjoy the game.
Jones said, “People are trying to take advantage of it. So, don’t get scammed and go to the legitimate outlet.”