How successful was the ticket office in cracking down on football ticket reselling?

Author: Ed Cohen

As promised, the ticket office monitored websites where Notre Dame football tickets were being offered for sale without authorization in the 2003 season. And in cases where the original purchasers could be identified from row and seat numbers, the purchasers were held accountable for their misdeeds.

The office says it caught 86 season ticket holders and as punishment revoked their right to purchase tickets for a period of between two and five years depending on how many game tickets the person was offering for resale. The office confiscated a total of more than 1,300 tickets that were either being offered for sale online or scalped on campus.

Some of the scalpers were attempting to sell tickets they’d purchased at the returned-ticket window the week of a game.

The office plans to continue its control efforts next season.