Third-party tickets purchased for JSU vs. SU football game will not be honored, JSU says

ays before the BoomBox Classic, Jackson State released a statement announcing any tickets purchased through a third-party will not be accepted for the game.
Published: Oct. 26, 2022 at 6:38 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2022 at 7:48 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Days before the ‘Boom Box Classic’, Jackson State released a statement announcing any tickets purchased through a third-party such as Ticketmaster, Seat Geek, or StubHub, will not be accepted for the game.

School officials added tickets purchased only through their official ‘Impact Tickets’ site will be honored, JSU athletics says.

The announcement caught several Jaguar fans off guard.

A huge Southern football game is on the horizon and the national spotlight will be beaming on the Jags against the Tigers of Jackson State.

“This is yet another problem we have to deal with,” Daryl Taylor said.

Taylor is a Southern University alumnus and currently lives in Memphis.

He said he purchased a ticket from Vivid Seats, and his brother two from Stub Hub. He claims both the vendor and Jackson State gave conflicting stories over whether their tickets are usable.

“They’re both promising me two different things. One is saying that it will be accepted, and the school is saying that it will not,” Taylor said.

According to JSU’s website, the decision to change ticket vendors was a move the university made before the season started.

Taylor believes both universities dropped the ball by not properly notifying fans ahead of the game.

Southern and Jackson State will face each other in a SWAC clash on Saturday, Oct. 29. ESPN's College GameDay crew is there for the game.

“I’ve heard of friends coming all the way from Las Vegas, and can you imagine a family of four, traveling to a hotel, to get here to think that they may not get in,” Taylor asked. “It’s a miscommunication that’s causing even more problems and frustrations.”

Taylor’s biggest concern is why other popular, go-to vendors were still allowed to sell tickets.

“Why did they not stop some of the third-party ticket sellers from selling their tickets,” Taylor asked.

Taylor eventually purchased a valid ticket and is currently waiting to see if he will receive a refund for the other tickets he purchased.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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