I heard a number of concerns/complaints both before and after the game about student seating. I guess that’s what happens when you do this for a popular game:
However, Tim Cearley, University Associate Athletic Director of ticket operations, says that even highly-anticipated home games do not typically garner enough student attendance for capacity to be met. This year, the ticker office sold 18,800 full home season tickets awarded, and there are only 16,000 student section seats available.
Looks like they guessed wrong. But they also added fuel to the fire.
On Aug. 27, The UGA Athletic Association sent an email stating that the student gates will open at 4:00 p.m., and if capacity is reached, access will be denied into Sanford Stadium despite having the ticket privilege inscribed onto one’s student ID.
“Looking back at it, I feel like it was shouting fire in a crowded theatre,” UGA Law student Sarah Darden said.
Leave it to Jimmy Williamson to explain the facts of life to students.
“No matter what process we choose, whether general admission or assigned seating, I don’t know if we could meet all expectations,” Williamson said.
Why bother, in other words? Resistance is futile, peeps. That’s the attitude that’ll keep students coming back for more.