If you’re seriously considering buying tickets to this year’s Super Bowl in Tampa but are a bit hesitant to get them from a secondary marketplace or other source due to horror stories you may have read regarding counterfeit tickets to the final game of the NFL season. That’s completely fair and we absolutely advise any prospective Super Bowl ticket buyers to do all of the research they can in order to feel comfortable before pulling the trigger on tickets to the most exciting football game of the year at Raymond James Stadium on February 7th. 

Once you’ve committed to the idea and decided to purchase, you’ll want to be familiar with what an official and legitimate hard stock Super Bowl ticket should look like, in the event you purchase tickets listed as hard stock in 2021. What will make this Super Bowl unique is that it’s been reported that 95% of all tickets to the big game will be mobile, meaning that there should be a lot less to worry about as far as getting a fake Super Bowl ticket is concerned. 

We at TickPick have created this blog with the intention of providing fans out there with a few useful tips on how to ensure you aren’t buying a counterfeit ticket for the most important NFL game of the season.

The information below is for fans looking for information on how to tell if their hard stock ticket is legitimate or not, based on the tickets from last year’s Super Bowl LIV in Miami at Hard Rock Stadium. The security measures listed below are generally the same year over year, with slight alterations to reflect the current year and venue, of course. 

 

Raised Lombardi trophy

This feature is pretty self-explanatory, but as all of you know by now, these Super Bowl tickets are not cheap, and as such, the NFL folks that produce them make sure to do so on high quality ticket stock that includes raised lettering that you can feel if you run your fingers over them. If you have a person in the parking lot on the day of the game trying to sell you tickets (which we would 1000% advise against risking regardless of how good or convincing they may look) that feel flimsy or don’t have any of the following features, Do. Not. Buy.

  • The words “SUPER BOWL” located on the front of the ticket that are at the bottom of the Lombardi Trophy logo are holographic when compared to others
  • The NFL 100 logo and shield logo on the left of the face value on the front of the ticket will also be raised.  This also went for the “LIV” logo for last year’s Super Bowl, which was located on the right of the face value

 

Blacklight Test

One cool (and necessary these days) feature of legitimate Super Bowl tickets is a hidden message on ALL legitimate tickets for the game are only visible while a blacklight is shone upon it. You’ll notice from the graphic provide above that last year’s message read “100.” 

Official Hologram

While it’s a bit difficult to tell from the picture above, the hologram on the back of the ticket shows a picture of a few things that would verify the authenticity of your ticket. One of them depicts a football with with LIV logo and the official NFL 100 logo in the top right corner. Another are the words “Super Bowl” above the LIV logo.

Thermal Ink

Last but not least, a feature of all legitimate Super Bowl tickets in recent years is the heat-sensitive thermal ink used on the bottom of the ticket, which last year read “MIAMI.” If you rub your fingers over the ink (creating heat through friction), it should “disappear” for a few moments until it’ll come right back. This may be the hardest thing of all for any fraudsters to duplicate, so we suggest trying it out for yourself just to feel secure.

Are Super Bowl Tickets on TickPick Valid?

Absolutely, and we wouldn’t still be in business if we weren’t. We’ve sold thousands of Super Bowl tickets over the years, including a record number of Super Bowl LIV tickets last year without ever seeing any issues with their legitimacy. This is due in part to our team of ticket experts who know what to look for when reviewing Super Bowl tickets. We also only allow legitimate and reputable ticket brokers to even list their tickets for sale on our site so we can ensure the source is trusted. Now, you can test it out for yourself to ensure you’re going to the Big Game with authentic tickets.

You can see the founder of TickPick talk about the company on Bloomberg TV. You can also see all of our press mentions here, as well as some of our Super Bowl buyer reviews here.

Above all, if you’re serious about purchasing Super Bowl tickets, we would strongly advise against purchasing tickets from anywhere that isn’t a legitimate ticket site such as TickPick, where you’re offered 100% guarantees that any tickets purchased will be completely legitimate.

If you’re on the fence, please refer to our guide on how to buy Super Bowl tickets. Do not buy from a stranger in the parking lot, and do not pay for any tickets through any methods other than a credit or debit card, or PayPal, which protect your purchase and can get you your money back if you’re ordering from a source with whom you may not be familiar.

For more information on how to get cheap Super Bowl Tickets or to check out our report on when’s the best time to buy tickets, sign up for our Super Bowl ticket price updates below. Again, you can find the cheapest, no fee Super Bowl tickets on any marketplace for the 2021 Super Bowl here.  If you’re serious about buying tickets for this year’s Super Bowl or are even just considering it, please don’t hesitate to email our support staff that’s available seven days a week from 9am-9pm at [email protected] or call our support line at 845-538-4567.

 

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