The University of Dayton issued a warning call to locals hoping to see its men’s basketball program in action. The team’s success on the court thus far this season has led to the Flyers’ remaining slate of home games to sell out. Amid the strong demand, the University’s athletic department has stepped in to warn against being sold potentially fraudulent tickets.
“They may sell you a ticket, and you get a valid ticket but because they replicated that ticket, the person that goes to present the ticket first gets into the basketball game. The person that goes after that will not be able to get into the basketball game and has been scammed,” Better Business Bureau president John North told local news outlet WDTN.
Tickets to get into University of Dayton Arena are at their highest in years, drawing an asking price anywhere between $100-$500 across the secondary market. The surge in demand comes as the Flyers, currently ranked sixth in the nation, stand atop the Atlantic 10 Conference and hold a 22-2 record for the season.
“[With] a team like the Dayton Flyers who are so beloved here in the Dayton area, many people are trying to get tickets to this just outstanding year that they’re having,” North said.
The University has encouraged prospective buyers to rely only on their ticket office, FEVO or Ticketmaster.
The Flyers have only seven games left of the season, three of which will be held at home. Their final regular season game is set for March 7 against the George Washington Colonials in Dayton. They will then aim for a national title when the NCAA tournament gets underway March 19.