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Student football ticket exchange held today

Meghan Wons | Tuesday, September 26, 2006

With this weekend’s fourth-quarter show in Spartan Stadium, football tickets in today’s student exchange are likely to sell out – just like Penn State and Michigan tickets did – officials said.

“Demand for exchange tickets this year is consistent with previous seasons,” said Josh Berlo, Director of Ticket Operations.

Today’s ticket exchange for- Saturday’s Purdue game is the third of seven exchanges for the 2006 football season and will allow up to 300 students to exchange a student ticket for a regular ticket.

The exchange will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gate 10 Box Office of the Joyce Center.

The football ticket exchange is sponsored by Student Government and the Athletic Department and “provides students the opportunity to exchange a game ticket from their student booklet for a non-student ticket for the same location printed on their booklet,” according to a letter written to students by the ticket office in August.

Students must know the first and last name of the person using his or her exchange ticket at the time of purchase – a new policy being implemented by the ticket office this season. The person to whom the exchange ticket is going must show photo I.D. to enter the stadium on game day.

“Thus far this year, we have seen a decrease in the abuse of student exchange tickets,” Berlo said. “However, we have still had problems with students reselling their exchange tickets for profit.”

Under du Lac policy, students are prohibited from selling tickets above their face value or to a ticket broker or agency who will resell the ticket at an above face value price. Students found in violation of this policy will “lose his/her ticket privileges for a minimum period of one year and reimburse the University for the amount greater than face value,” according to du Lac.

Students who wish to exchange a student ticket for a non-student ticket must pay the difference between the student price and regular admission price for a home game, which is $30 for Notre Dame students and $20 for Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students.

The number of student exchange tickets available for home games is capped at 300, with the exception of tickets available for the UCLA game which falls at the end of fall break. The number of tickets will be increased to 750.