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Police Cracking Down on CWS Scalpers

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OMAHA (KPTM)-It's the spot everyone wants to be in, the College World Series, but some fans are paying an arm and a leg to be there.

Police and the NCAA have set a cap on how much the tickets can be sold for and where they can be sold.

It's the business of buying and selling.

"I help fans with the extra tickets, get them sold, and get them to the people that want to be in the good seats," said John Keller.

Whether it's a pair of tickets or a whole handful, scalpers like John Keller say everyone gets paid. "Talk to me, and I'll give you the tickets at regular price, at the most," said Keller.

Keller has been buying and selling tickets at the CWS for years.  Scalpers, like Keller, aren't allowed to sell or buy tickets on TD Ameritrade property, but can sell tickets across the street. According to police, all tickets sold within a half-mile of the park must be sold at face value or less.

"I've had fans walk up to me and said, ‘How much are your tickets?' And I said, ‘Regular price.' They said, ‘We just paid $100 each up the road,' "said Keller.  

Some fans say the best deals aren't always at the box office, but up the road. "When we're walking down to the stadium, if scalpers give us a good deal, we'll buy them," said Tim Schwartz. "Otherwise, we just buy general admission."

Omaha Police officials said that they've increased enforcement down at the CWS.  Undercover officers are working outside the stadium to make sure no tickets are sold above face value. "Hopefully they're out here, and around, and keeping everybody honest," said Keller.

Police arrested three people Monday for scalping tickets.

Each was hit with a fine and a ticket.

To buy tickets online, click here to head the NCAA Flash Tickets website.

There is a drawing every game day morning for fans to purchase reserve seats. To have a chance to purchase those, fans must register at the box office.

For more ticket information, click here.

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