There’s a problem in South Bend this weekend. It’s got nothing to do with what’s happening on the field, though. Apparently, there’s a ticket scarcity at Notre Dame.
Could get ugly at Notre Dame tonight as a bunch of brokers sold short, meaning they don't have the tickets they sold fans.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 9, 2017
One broker in particular seems to be at the center of the firestorm.
Word has been spreading like wildfire about a ticket broker named Jeff Cook, who runs a ticket site called AllSports. Cook sold tickets to hundreds of Georgia fans, but recently he has begun sending notices that he cannot provide tickets to everyone.
"He kind of oversold our allotment. Myself and a couple other hundred Dog fans specifically got letters in the mail or got notified that he oversold his allotment and weren’t getting tickets," Welch said.
This is gonna be a rough couple of days for this guy.
"I'll throw his ass in jail." - Putnam County (GA) Sheriff Howard Sills, on the broker who oversold UGA-ND tickets. https://t.co/Bq4ta0SbdW— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 9, 2017
If you’re up to tempt fate, you can try to buy some tickets on StubHub five hours before game time. The get-in price is $400 to sit in the corner of the end zone, about the highest seat in the stands.
If you think this isn’t gonna get ugly, I’ve got some bad news for you. Georgia fans are everywhere this week, in and around South Bend. They took over Brian Kelly’s radio show on Thursday night.
They were very much in these streets at the Cubs game Friday night.
And they’ve squadded up all over South Bend on Saturday.
Lotta this today in South Bend. pic.twitter.com/zemuQKmMIY— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) September 9, 2017
If there’s a large contingent of folks in red and black who don’t have tickets in hand, but are expecting them, the brokers better deliver or this is not gonna be good.