The NCAA is reminding fans who plan to attend the 2012 NCAA Final Four games to purchase tickets from authorized sources to reduce chances of fraudulent activities. Fans are advised to purchase any tickets still available directly from:
NCAA.com/tickets; PrimeSport (the NCAA’s official ticket and hospitality package provider); host institutions or athletics conferences; and ticket offices of schools participating in the tournament. NCAA basketball tournament tickets bear unique security marks that cannot be reproduced. Individuals who purchase tickets from unauthorized sources, including unauthorized street vendors, run the risk of purchasing tickets that are not authentic and do not grant entrance to tournament games.
Fans are subject to government regulations, ordinances or laws, and possible prosecution, if they are caught selling tickets to or from unauthorized sources. NCAA tickets may not be offered in a commercial promotion or as a prize in an auction, fundraiser, sweepstakes or contest, unless specifically authorized in advance by the NCAA.
“Each year we alert fans about making wise choices when purchasing tickets to our basketball championships because it protects them from unauthorized individuals who may not have their best interest in mind,” said Josh Logan, director of ticketing, NCAA championships.