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Extreme measure taken to fight Bama-LSU ticket counterfeiting

Published: Nov. 2, 2011 at 10:43 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 2, 2011 at 7:04 PM CST
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It's being called the game of the century. With that kind of title, you better believe people will pay to get their hands on Alabama-LSU game tickets.

But are you getting the real thing? As ticket prices soar, the game becomes more of a target by counterfeiters.

The Alabama ticket office went to great lengths to make sure these tickets are hard to fake. The tickets have to have a moving hologram and a special scratch off on the back.

The phones have not stopped ringing at AAAtix.com, a ticket resale business in Birmingham.
  
The owner, Steve Susce, said they still a little over one hundred tickets for sale and the cheapest right now for the nosebleed section is about $375.

So how do you tell a real from a fake? Real tickets have a script "A" on the back which is revealed by lightly rubbing with a coin.
 
They also have a moving hologram on the front and tickets out of season pack come with perforated edges on the top, bottom, and right side, the left side is smooth.

On game day, university officials will be at gates to verify tickets.

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