Before the game against the University of Louisville, Carolina Athletics put out a statement warning fans who were buying general admission tickets from third-party sources to be wary of the authenticity of their tickets.
“Typically it happens every year, for the Duke game we get some counterfeits but we hadn’t had any problems at the other games,” Gerry Lajoie, the assistant director of ticket operations, said. “The first time we saw it this season was at the Virginia game where we confiscated about 20 tickets.”
He said the ticketing office was able to tell that tickets for the game against the University of Virginia were fake because some of the tickets mentioned locations that do not even exist in the Smith Center.
While the ticketing office may be able to tell that tickets are counterfeit, fans purchasing them outside the stadium will not be able to in most cases.