Kansas State Fair warns on concert ticket sales

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The manager of the Kansas State Fair has been warning the public about online ticket brokers who have been promoting tickets they don’t have yet for Kansas State Fair grandstand concerts.

“These sites are advertising and selling tickets they cannot guarantee,” Fair Manager Denny Stoecklein said Tuesday. “They have been offering for sale tickets that we haven’t even put on sale yet. Thus, we know they do not have the advertised tickets in their inventory.”

Stoecklein said he has contacted the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, which plans to communicate with the online sites to stop selling tickets the brokers do not have. The Kansas State Fair is Sept. 5-14.

A site promoting tickets for country singer Hunter Hayes has been offering prime seating for from $120 to $380, The Hutchinson News reported (http://bit.ly/1qe8XFE ). The fair’s tickets range from $37.50 to $75.

Online sites can gain access and buy tickets Saturday, when tickets go on sale to the general public. Secondary market ticket brokers can buy tickets, and current laws allow them to sell these tickets above market value.

But the Kansas State Fair and Tix.com are the only official sellers for the Kansas State Fair concert tickets. Stoecklein said he discourages anyone from buying tickets from sites that are not authorized.


Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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