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Thunder to Fans: Make Sure Tickets Are Authentic

Purchase tickets to bring enery into Chesapeake. Seth Werkheiser/ via Flickr.com

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OKC Doesn’t Want To See Fans Turned Away

With two more home games and an upcoming playoff series ahead for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the organization wants to make sure that their fans get what they paid for. That being a full game experience, entry, and authentic tickets to watch MVP candidate Russell Westbrook and the squad.

Due to various websites having problems with fraudulent ticket sales, the Thunder organization wants to ensure that their fans are getting authentic ones. And the easiest way to do so? Simply visit okcthunder.com/tickets. These tickets are authentic, and  will guarantee entry into Chesapeake Energy Arena.

“We never want to see one of our fans turned away from Chesapeake Arena because they purchased fraudulent tickets, but unfortunately, we have seen it happen,” said Brian Byrnes, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for the Thunder.

Whether you’re looking to buy tickets cheap from other fans. Or another platform to buy them through the team, Ticketmaster is the way to go. Since the team partners with Ticketmaster, buying tickets from this site will also guarantee entry into the arena with the full game experience. This is what the Thunder organization wants for all their fans.

While some ticket-selling sites guarantee refunds, others may not. This is a risk that the team does not want their fans to take.

Think about it; even if you do get the refund, what you won’t receive is the game experience. And your intentions when you purchased the fraudulent ticket(s) were to go see Westbrook and the team live.

Since 2012, the Thunder have had a 100 percent attendance rate, averaging the arenas capacity of 18,203 fans. The Thunder organization wants to  make sure you protect yourself from potential fraud. So follow the guidelines above, and continue to bring the ‘energy’ into Chesapeake Arena.

Oklahoma City’s Upcoming Home Games and Information on Purchasing Playoff Tickets:

Milwaukee @ Oklahoma City-  Tonight at 7 CT

Denver @ Oklahoma City- April 12th at 7 CT

Tickets for the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs go on sale Friday, April 14, at 10 a.m.