Pennsylvania State athletics department has warned its sports fans about counterfeit tickets after hundreds were confiscated at an American football game.

The university said in a release that ticketing staff and police confiscated more than 300 tickets from fans who thought they had purchased official tickets for the game.

Fans who had their passes taken off them were denied entry to the stadium.

According to the State College website, the university said it had warned fans and notified law enforcement of counterfeit tickets being sold from non-authorised sources on the secondary market.

“Nittany Lion football fans are being reminded by Penn State Athletics to be cautious of counterfeit tickets, including the print-at-home format and illegally reproduced single game tickets purchased from non-authorised sources, for all remaining home games this season, starting with the Homecoming clash vs. Michigan State,” the news release said.

The Penn State Athletic Ticket Office and Ticketmaster are the only authorised ticket outlets for Nittany Lion home athletic events. The school reportedly said fans had been purchasing tickets from StubHub, Vivid Seats, Craigslist, eBay and individual ticket brokers.

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