The Sylvee urges concertgoers to take extra precautions buying tickets
MADISON, Wis. — The Sylvee is warning concertgoers to take extra precautions when buying tickets for shows.
With big-name bands like the Smashing Pumpkins, who played Wednesday night, the music venue said they’re seeing more people trying to scam those looking for tickets out of their money.
In a post, The Sylvee wrote that people on Facebook are claiming to have extra tickets and looking to sell them, when in reality they often aren’t even from the area.
Matt Gerding, co-president of FPC Live, which owns the Sylvee, said there’s also been an uptick in third-party ticketing sales, where buyers purchase tickets and inflate prices four or five times the original price, so he encourages buyers to think twice about the source of their tickets.
“Our job as promoters is to connect great bands with their fans, and the best way to do that is for us to sell the tickets on behalf of the band directly to the fans and not get anyone else involved,” Gerding said, adding that the safest way to get tickets is either from the physical box office or on The Sylvee’s website through Ticketmaster.
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