Caveat emptor: Counterfeit football tickets are expected
Fans looking to buy a ticket to tonight's Pitt game or Sunday's Steelers game outside of Heinz Field may want to exercise caution.
The Steelers are concerned enough about scalpers selling bogus tickets that they have issued a warning to fans who want to attend their 1 p.m. game tomorrow against the Bengals.
"We expect a high level of counterfeit activity to take place this weekend around Heinz Field, particularly with the magnitude of the games being played," Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett said.
"We want to protect our fans and get the message across that 'buyer beware,' when it comes to purchasing tickets from scalpers or other unauthorized resellers."
This is one of the biggest football weekends in Pittsburgh in recent memory.
Pitt, the eighth-ranked team in the country, plays Notre Dame at 8 tonight in a nationally televised game. The Steelers and Bengals meet tomorrow with first place in the AFC North on the line.
Both games are sold out.
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