Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



Terry Goddard Cautions Fans Hunting for Super Bowl Tickets

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Jan. 29, 2008) With only a few days to Super Bowl Sunday, Attorney General Terry Goddard is reminding fans still searching for tickets to be mindful of fraud artists.

Arizona law allows people to resell tickets as long as they are sold more than 200 feet from the event. For those still hoping to purchase tickets for Sunday’s game, Goddard offers the following advice:

  • Authentic Super Bowl tickets have a multidimensional hologram, a laser cutout, embossed printing and other security devices embedded in the tickets.
  • Be wary when purchasing tickets from an unofficial ticket vendor; there are no guarantees that the ticket you buy is legitimate.
  • Make sure you have a map of the stadium that will allow you to confirm that the section and the seats actually exist before purchasing a ticket.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Web site has issued the following statement regarding ticket purchases:

“Most tickets are made available through the two teams competing in the game, and to a lesser extent through each of the other NFL teams. Remaining tickets for the general public are made available through a random drawing. There is no other means for the general public to purchase tickets. The NFL does not sell tickets to travel or ticket agents.”

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud, please contact the Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix at 602.542.5763; in Tucson at 520.628.6504; or outside the metro areas at 1.800.352.8431. To file a complaint in person, the Attorney General’s Office has 36 satellite offices throughout Arizona with volunteers available to assist you. Locations and hours are posted on the Attorney General’s Web site at