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    Scalper situation?

    What is the scalper situation like before your games? 4 of us are coming up and will be looking for tickets before the game. Any certain spot that has a lot of people selling tickets? Look forward to the trip, as I've never been to Ames. I always enjoy having your fans in Stillwater, so I think this will be a good time.



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    Re: Scalper situation?

    Right outside the stadium pretty much at any gate, you'll find plenty of people selling tickets. Every once in a while people will walk around the tailgating lots with them - but best bet is around the stadium.



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    Re: Scalper situation?

    Make a sign, put it on your car in the tailgaiting lots and they seem to find you. If not, just troll around the gates and you shouldn't have a problem.



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    Re: Scalper situation?

    You can't swing a dead cat around without hitting one of them scalpers at every game. I usually mess with them by pointing out the guy 10 ft away from a scalper trying to buy tickets the other dude trying to sell tickets.

    Some of them take it better then others.


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    Re: Scalper situation?

    Best spot is on the North side of the stadium, right up front. If you have trouble with directions, it is opposite of the big scoreboard side.

    Should be plenty of scalpers and I think OSU fans are more than welcome. Great people.


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    Re: Scalper situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    You can't swing a dead cat around without hitting one of them scalpers at every game.
    I'm going to try this.



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    Re: Scalper situation?

    Thanks for the responses. Sounds like it shouldnt be too difficult to find tickets then. I like sitting with fellow OSU fans, but when I go to places where fans are nice and I know I wont be killed in a regular section, I try to find seats with better views than the visitor section. Cant wait for this weekend! I hope you guys get bowl eligible... just not this weekend :)



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    Re: Scalper situation?

    Sometimes even the ticket office sells pretty decent tickets on Gameday so stop in there too. It is also on the North side of the stadium by the Northwest gate.



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    Re: Scalper situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by PlatteCoPoke View Post
    Thanks for the responses. Sounds like it shouldnt be too difficult to find tickets then. I like sitting with fellow OSU fans, but when I go to places where fans are nice and I know I wont be killed in a regular section, I try to find seats with better views than the visitor section. Cant wait for this weekend! I hope you guys get bowl eligible... just not this weekend :)
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    Re: Scalper situation?

    Since the game isn't a sell out the ticket office is an option as well.



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    Re: Scalper situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    Best spot is on the North side of the stadium, right up front. If you have trouble with directions, it is opposite of the big scoreboard side.

    Should be plenty of scalpers and I think OSU fans are more than welcome. Great people.
    Northside indeed is the place to acquire tickets from sellers. The majority of OSU fans should be found in sections 15 and 16...possibly 14 as well. that is predominantly know for visitor sections. Not sure about the upperdeck in that area though as far as OSU visitors go.

    see the seating chart
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    Re: Scalper situation?

    Well we got into town around noon, found a place to park for free, then walked over to some pizza place that was nearby. Made it to the stadium just before 2, and went to the northside per recommendations here. Found a scalper with a ridiculous stack of tickets and got us on the 45 yard line, 24 rows from the field, on the east side for what I consider cheap. If that sun would have gone down earlier things would have been perfect!

    We really enjoyed our trip. I like your fan base a lot. Got a few heckles, but all friendly crap talk.. nothing like I found in Athens, GA or Norman, OK. Hope you guys win the next couple and make a bowl game!



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    Re: Scalper situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by PlatteCoPoke View Post
    Well we got into town around noon, found a place to park for free, then walked over to some pizza place that was nearby. Made it to the stadium just before 2, and went to the northside per recommendations here. Found a scalper with a ridiculous stack of tickets and got us on the 45 yard line, 24 rows from the field, on the east side for what I consider cheap. If that sun would have gone down earlier things would have been perfect!

    We really enjoyed our trip. I like your fan base a lot. Got a few heckles, but all friendly crap talk.. nothing like I found in Athens, GA or Norman, OK. Hope you guys win the next couple and make a bowl game!
    Good to hear, I made sure to be friendly to all the orange brethren. I've always felt you guys are our twin brothers. You just seem to be the older one by a few minutes that got the looks and the brains. (Big Pickens jerk!)



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