Nashville, Tenn. (June 1, 2017) - Smashville has shown an overwhelming response in support of the Nashville Predators and with that, tickets inside Bridgestone Arena are sold out for the Stanley Cup Final. The scarcity of tickets for both Preds games and sold-out Bridgestone Arena events has created an uptick in fraudulent ticket purchasing in secondary markets.
For Nashville Predators games, the "Grow the Gold" ticket policy was implemented in order to prevent scams from occurring and ensuring fans receive authentic tickets only from the source - NashvillePredators.com and Ticketmaster.com.
By establishing a no-resale policy and mobile-entry only, tickets will only appear on mobile devices the day of the game, and in some cases, not until doors open.
"We work hard to limit fraudulent tickets for all Bridgestone Arena events," Predators Senior Vice President of Tickets Nat Harden said. "We are grateful to be in a position of hosting sold-out Predators games and arena events year-long and will continue to encourage fans to avoid secondary markets for ticket purchases."
The NHL is also encouraging fans to be mindful of counterfeit merchandise. The most secure way to guarantee legitimate merchandise it to purchase through the Nashville Predators Team Store and NHL.com, but to assist fans, the NHL provided the following shopping checklist to help protect fans from becoming victims of counterfeiters.
- Look for an NHL hologram sticker or hangtag
- Check for a sewn-in or screen-printed label identifying a licensee that has been authorized by the NHL to produce "officially licensed" merchandise, and make sure that any sewn-in tags or labels are intact and not ripped