The Do's and Don'ts of Scalping Tickets for CWS


Game day for the College World Series is right around the corner. If you are a ticket holder, you are probably already imagining being in the stadium.

But if you don't have tickets, be careful if your game plan is to scalp a ticket.

Attorney Van Argyrakis has dealt with wrong side of the law on scalping for many years.

"I have represented people in past years that have arrested for selling tickets, or reselling tickets, and what has happened to them unfortunately is that they have spent a little bit of time in jail," said Argyrakis.

Basically there are two main rules to follow. Rule one, pay the legal amount. It doesn't matter what seats the tickets are for, before they can legally exchange hands, the price has to be the same as the face value of the ticket.

"The key is what your ticket says the value is, not what somebody tells you the value is," said Argyrakis.

Rule number two is distance. You can only buy or sell scalped tickets if you are over a half mile away from the TD Ameritrade Park stadium.

Testing the rules is not a good choice, Omaha police said they will be keeping an eye out for offenders.

"We will have people that are out and about to make sure that people aren't scalping or have fake tickets out there, but we are asking people to be cautious," said Officer James Shade, Omaha Police.

Police urge people to make sure the tickets they buy are not fake ticket or that those tickets haven't already been used.


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