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Beware of ticket problems for upcoming Garth Brooks shows

NMSU taking steps to keep people from scalping tickets

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -

In an effort to keep people from scalping tickets, NMSU officials are requiring certain ticket holders to use the credit card they bought the tickets with to enter this weekend's Garth Brooks concerts.

NMSU ticket manager, Patrick Kennedy, told NewsChannel 9, “Ticketmaster is our authorized ticket provider. We always encourage everybody – that’s who you want to buy from.”

Kennedy said that buying tickets from secondhand websites may create problems.

Chantal Villescas told NewsChannel 9 she was buying tickets for her parents but picked them up on Thursday because she wasn’t going to the concert.

Villescas said, “Yeah because I needed the card I paid with.”

Meanwhile, people buying a seat that requires a credit card from websites like StubHub.com need the seller to send the card they purchased the seats with.

According to NMSU, some secondhand sellers have started using prepaid cards to purchase tickets because they’re easy to send.

A spokesperson with StubHub.com sent NewsChannel 9 this statement:  We realize there are special circumstances for attaining tickets to certain sections of this event but as a secure marketplace, we are confident in our ability to make sure fans get to this show. We will do everything in our power to make sure fans have access to these experiences and as always with StubHub, in the rare event something goes wrong, our FanProtect™ Guarantee covers buyers so they can purchase with confidence.

Regardless, Kennedy told NewsChannel 9 NMSU would address any problems that may arise.

He also said they hope to sell about 60,000 total and were close to that mark Thursday afternoon.

For more information, visit their website at panam.nmsu.edu.


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