Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years. Buying a ticket to the Super Bowl is very difficult since a lot of the tickets are used by corporate sponsors of the National Football League (NFL). Because tickets can be scarce and add in the fact that there is only a 2 week head’s up for fans of the teams that make the big game, it can make finding a ticket that much more difficult.
Is Ticket Scalping Legal in Arizona?
In Arizona, per ARS 13-3718, the resale or scalping of tickets is illegal if you offer a ticket of admission for a price in excess of the printed price on the face of the ticket, while physically 200 feet or less from any entry to the stadium or the entry of a contiguous parking lot to the stadium. It is also illegal to change the face value of a ticket without the written permission of the original vendor.
David Michael Cantor explains the Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona:
Are they Counterfeit Tickets? How Can I tell?
So how can you tell if you have counterfeit tickets? Well there should be security holograms and bar codes on the ticket. There are many security functions built into actual Super Bowl tickets, just as there are security measures built into United States currency. One big way to avoid buying counterfeit tickets is to know your source. Who are you buying these tickets from? If you are buying them from somebody in the parking lot of University of Phoenix on game day, for above face value, then chances are good that those tickets are fake since that scenario would be illegal. You should never buy tickets from random sellers on the Internet either. There is literally no way to verify the tickets before you get to the stadium so you simply won’t know if they are valid for the event or not. Our recommendation is to purchase the tickets from an authorized and licensed reseller or ticket broker (like eSeats.com). And always use a major credit card, they typically have protections in place for fraudulent transactions and can make it much easier if you have an issue.
In closing, Ticket Scalping in Arizona is illegal if you are within 200 feet of the venue entrance and are selling the tickets for over face value. If you have been suspected of illegally selling tickets, call us for a free consultation. Our offices can be reached 24 hours a day at (602) 307-0808.