Fans look to cash in tickets to sold-out UCF, South Carolina game

By Justin Warmoth - Anchor

ORLANDO, Fla. - If you have a ticket to this weekend's UCF game, consider yourself lucky. This weekend's showdown against South Carolina is sold out and some fans are looking to cash in by selling their seats to the big game for big bucks.

This is the 7th time that UCF has sold out in its many years and ticket prices have sky rocketed since the announcement was made last week.

Local 6 found some folks selling their tickets for as much as $250 online.

"We have six home game a year and each game has its own identity and this obviously is one that has the attention of the entire community," said UCF's associate athletic director Zack Lassiter.

But with the increased fane base coming to support the Knights this weekend, UCF officials have been thinking of ways to accommodate.

The campus usually opens at 8 a.m. for noon kickoff games, but Saturday the school will be opening at 7 a.m. Officials say the change will help with traffic and parking issues.

"It'll definitely be really rowdy and there will be lots of people, but its just going to add to the hype and the excitement in the environment for the game," said UCF student Nadya Alzate.

Officials say that extra security will also be present throughout the day to help with game day operations.

"Everything that we do we want to make sure we do it exceptional because for a lot of people, this is going to be their first experience for UCF football. We want to make sure they have a great experience and want to come back, not just for this game, but for every home game," said Lassiter.

UCF is also urging fans to arrive early to give themselves time to park and get to the stadium in time for kickoff.

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