SEC OFFERS TICKET EXCHANGE; ALERTS FANS OF COUNTERFEIT TICKETS

Tickets for the SEC Championship Game are sold out, prompting many fans to seek tickets through the secondary market.  The SEC encourages fans to use its SEC Ticket Exchange when buying tickets on the secondary ticket market.

The Southeastern Conference reminds fans to beware of possible counterfeit or stolen tickets.  Any individual in possession of a counterfeit or stolen ticket will be denied access into the game.

To purchase verified tickets on the SEC Ticket Exchange, the only authorized fan-to-fan ticket marketplace for the SEC Football Championship Game, visit www.secticketoffice.com.  All ticket barcodes are verified by TicketMaster, the official ticket partner of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

There are key distinguishing features to look for when purchasing tickets on the secondary market. Valid tickets will have an authentic SEC holographic foil strip located on the back of the ticket. Within the foil, SEC circle logos and the words Southeastern Conference should appear and completely disappear when slowly rotating the ticket back and forth. Also, the white lines and the lettering on the front of the ticket are laminated and can be felt by rubbing a finger over those areas.

The SEC recommends to not purchase print-at-home paper tickets.  Mercedes-Benz Stadium has recently installed the SafeTix Encrypted Ticket System by Ticketmaster, therefore screenshots of tickets will not be valid for admission.

A Ticket Validation Window will be open at the main box office of Mercedes-Benz Stadium beginning at 10 a.m. ET on the day of the game.  The Ticket Validation Window is the only way to completely and accurately ensure the authenticity of a ticket that is not purchased at secticketoffice.com.

The SEC Football Championship Game kicks off at 4 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday December 7 and gates open at 1:30 p.m.