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Scalping crisis at Harvard with The Game being played at Fenway this year

The Crimson rips the lid off the story: Not all Harvard students really want to see a football game and are trying to earn some bucks by selling their Game tickets even though they're not supposed to. Prices have gone up because Fenway has assigned seats, unlike when the Game is at the Stadium. Deans have gotten involved; students are being warned they face possible disciplinary action.

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It seems to me Harvard wants to fill the seats and give a free ticket to students. If students don't like the fenway location and Harvard won't let them sell the ticket, take the free tickets, hold a "burn-in" where they burn the free tickets and Harvard has an empty fenway park and bad publicity. Selling the tickets does Harvard a favor by filling the seats. Are these folks really that smart? Well, they like football so maybe not.

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Hardly a crisis. No one cares.

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If I wanted to see some senator's son get plastered on a football field I could look up the photos for free on Instgram. Why would anyone pay to watch 3rd rate ivy league football?

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Hacking Fenway ... that would be a coup!

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I'm a 1990 MIT grad who lived two doors down from the Deke house that installed the balloon that emerged from the field at the Stadium in 1982. Lord knows people saw it, since back then student bodies actually wanted to attend campus sporting events.

https://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1763051/mitballoon.jpg

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He ain't no senator's son.

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Playing this game at Fenway is stupid to begin with. Does EVERYTHING in this city have to take place at the ballpark? If I was a Harvard football senior, I'd be disappointed to be playing off campus, Fenway or not.

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To add, Harvard vs. Yale has historically been as much about the tailgating as the football(I think football stinks to watch in person, by the way, haven't attended a live game in years), so the traditional pregame partying has been thrown out the window, unless you think the Cask is a suitable replacement.

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I thought they might be renovating the Harvard stadium this year or something.

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The Game was supposed to be played at Yale this year.

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nt

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If you were a Harvard senior you'd be excited to play at Fenway.

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the University would rather students that don't want to go just not claim their ticket, so Harvard and Fenway can sell them and make the money instead.

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The Harvard/Yale people begged to have their game at the house of the most influential person in Boston, namely LPH. It is all about influence and connections.

#beersales
#Tiffany
#girlsrule

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I don't get your comment. Who is LPH and who is Tiffany?

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The wife of John Henry, owner of the Red Sox.

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Could've been the best satirist on this site.

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Aside from most people who make comments on her comments.

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They should just require a harvard student id with these tickets at the gate. People who bought scalped tickets might learn a lesson. But Fenway and the city of Boston are pro scalping since ace and others donate to politicians, so nothing will happen.

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At the usual venue, people don't have assigned seats so they fill in from the bottom.

At Fenway Park, large numbers of empty seats look bad.

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People who bought scalped tickets might learn a lesson.

Because the people buying resale tickets to an event in Boston are the problem, when they don't often have much of a choice otherwise.

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is to require the VENUE to sell the tickets directly, and to require the purchaser to show up to the venue no more than two hours before the event to claim their tickets.

Ticket resellers are a needless entity that only take advantage of consumers.

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Fenway does sell their own tickets.

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I think Harvard Stadium does have assigned seats. But they're not very strict about it, since it's benches.

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