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they'll be cracking down to make sure fans get what they pay for this Sunday.
Bears fans just couldn't wait until Sunday to come to Music City.
"It's awesome, beautiful, we love it," said Bears fans Bohdan Vasilik
Thousands more are expected to make the 470-mile trip to watch the Bears take on the Titans Sunday at LP Field. But while their dedication is genuine, Metro Police say, come Sunday, their tickets may not be.
games where there's a large interest, there's going to be people on the
street selling counterfeit tickets," said Lt. Grant Carroll of the
Metro Nashville Police Dept.
Carroll said the department plans to have undercover
officers on the lookout for scalpers selling fake tickets outside the
Traveling fans like Bobby Flood say they'd hate for the weekend to be wasted because of fake tickets.
"It'd be terrible," Flood said. "People are driving nine hours just to watch
the Bears play Tennessee. [You] come down here for that game, and can t
get in? Your whole trip s ruined."
Police say there are some things fans can look out for.
wary of tickets that are printed off a computer," Carroll said. "The
reason being is if someone buys their ticket online and print off their
ticket receipt, they can make 20 copies of that piece of paper and sell
Some fans say they aren't worried because they bought their
tickets online and got them in the mail, but police say that doesn't
necessarily mean they'll get into the stadium.
"If you do buy a
standard ticket, like say a season ticket holder would use, you still
want to be cautious because at times those can also be counterfeit,"
Police say that if fans do get turned away at the
gate, they should find the nearest officer and they will do their best
to find the person that sold it to them.
The Titans take on the Bears Sunday at noon at LP Field.
Sunday, November 4 2012, 02:10 PM CST
Storms from Okla. weakening as they move to Tenn.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The storm system that brought devastation to central Oklahoma is expected to weaken before moving into Tennessee.
The National Weather Service updated its guidance to include all but the mountains of East Tennessee in an area that has a slight risk of severe thunderstorms through Wednesday morning.
Meteorologist Brittney Coleman with the NWS office in Nashville said high wind and hail are the major threats with the storm system. The slight probability of severe storms was extended Tuesday through the Tennessee River Valley.
NWS forecaster John Sirmon in the Memphis office said rain falling Tuesday morning in West Tennessee would help ensure the approaching heavier line of thunderstorms doesn't run into unstable air. The line is expected to move across the Mississippi River between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday.
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