By Grant Bissell
St. Louis (KSDK) - The Blues and Cardinals are the hottest tickets in town right now. But if you haven't gotten your tickets to Thursday night's Stanley Cup playoff game or Friday's home opener, you need to be careful.
Experts say every time there's a big game, scammers show up trying to rip you off. Hundreds of fake tickets were sold during last year's World Series run. But there's an easy way to protect yourself.
Team officials suggest you buy tickets straight from the box office, the new kiosks at Busch Stadium or the Cardinals' or Blues' websites. And if you decide to buy them from an individual seller, use stubhub.com.
"Stubhub is an official partner with the cardinals and Major League Baseball," said Joe Strohm with Cardinal Ticket Sales. "We will assure you that if you purchase a ticket through stub hub or through the cardinals that is a legitimate ticket that will get you into the ball game."
If you decide to buy tickets from a scalper, the Better Business Bureau recommends not paying until you know the tickets are legit. Insist the scalper walks to the gate with you and only pay after the tickets have been scanned.