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Scalping Tip

Discussion in 'Tickets and Travel' started by WyoBuckeye, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. WyoBuckeye

    WyoBuckeye Freshman

    For those of us who are "financially challenged" the lesser games are good to try to scalp tickets for. I waited until 5 minutes before kickoff yesterday and was able to score a pair in 28C for $20. Sometimes there are people giving tickets away! I saw this happening for the Troy game. This isn't the first time I have done this. You just have to be patient (wait until the last minute) and hang out near the Jessie Owens Memorial. This doesn't really work for big games, but for the lesser games it works well.
    BUCKYLE likes this.

    BUCKYLE Washed

    This informaion would have been extremely helpful on Friday.
  3. mross34

    mross34 Rock, Flag, and Eagle

    It's always been like that. And even for bigger games, Michigan aside, you can get tickets a little after kickoff for about face.
  4. IrishBuckeye

    IrishBuckeye Newbie

    a few years ago I scored a $10 ticket to the NC State - OSU game about a minute after the game started, 3 over times and 1 win later I was very happy with my purchase.

    Also got a $75 ticket a minute after the game started a few years ago for the Fiesta Bowl when the Bucks beat Notre Dame.
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    If he needs tickets, he should just look in his left hand.

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  6. schwab

    schwab Donkey Punch Ann Arbor

    That is rule #1 when scalping for cheap. Wait until the game started and act halfway interested. The guy would rather take half of your $ home than an un-used ticket.
  7. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    This is great advice, but I see one problem with it. That is, the numbers on the bleachers are so close to one another, that your seats are sure to be taken up by the time you arrive at your seats in the stadium. Anyone run into this problem, and if so, what did you do about it?
  8. Padraig

    Padraig Jesus loves you, the rest of us think ur an idiot. Former FF Keeper Champ

    If someone is in your seat, they have to move. If they don't, get an usher and they will move them for you. If it appears so crowded that there isn't room for you in your own seat, then they will find out who is there that isn't supposed to be.

    Depending on the area that you get tickets, it's getting easier and easier to stay in your "seat" / at your number on the bleacher. Several season ticket holder spend extra cash to have a cushion seat-back installed at there seat for the season. This is not only obviously more comfortable, but it also stakes out their seat with little question whether someone else is taking up part (or all) of their spot. This also helps separate the other seats in those rows with seat-backs...the more seat-backs that are in a section, the more defined everyones seat in that section is.
  9. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    Good advice. One further question, however. I have noticed that given how close together the numbers are on the bleachers, having some bigger people in your row can make it so there's no room for you, even though no one is sitting in the wrong row. Any thoughts here?

    BUCKYLE Washed

    IIRC, the seats at The 'Shoe are 22" wide. Imagine sitting at the shit hole up north, where the seats are 18" wide, I believe. Now imagine sitting next to a TSUN cheerleader. Scary, I know.
  11. Padraig

    Padraig Jesus loves you, the rest of us think ur an idiot. Former FF Keeper Champ

    If an Usher cannot resolve the problem to your satisfaction, then you can always check Guest Services. (the Usher will probably even recommend it) I've seen people with different issues (afraid of heights, broken leg - i.e. too many stairs, etc.) have alternative seating found for them (when available).

    Guest Services:

    "The Guest Services booths are located near Gate 13, Gate 14, and Gate 38. The friendly and knowledgeable staff members are available to assist our guests with potential questions, comments or concerns. Open for business from gate opening (2 hours before kickoff) until the crowd clears, our guest service booth staff members are in place to help insure our guests receive outstanding customer service at Ohio Stadium."


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