6,701

That’s this year’s season ticket magic number“Hartman Fund donors with 6,701 priority points or higher who contributed a minimum of $250 per seat and ordered new renewable season tickets will receive them.”

That’s a helluva jump from last year.

The power of Saban, eh?  Outside of South Carolina, there ain’t much other must see on the home schedule.

No doubt Greg McGarity is pleased.

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  1. Silver Britches

    I called the ticket office a few months ago about moving some of my tickets down (my 4 tickets are split up). They said that the point total required to move down in 2014 was about 6,000. Now you need 6,701 just to get tickets.

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  2. AusDawg85

    Connecting the dots between this and a 9 game SEC schedule still befuddles our dear leaders.

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  3. Bulldog Joe

    We play the other division champion on October 17.

    Jus’ sayin’.

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  4. Granthams replacement

    High season ticket cutoff scores and letdown seasons go hand in hand in Athens

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  5. JCDAWG83

    I seem to recall it being 10,500 for the ’08 season with all the preseason hype. For big money like that, fans got see a team win absolutely nothing of consequence and lose to tech at home.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      The 2008 team didn’t handle the preseason hype well. I recall they hit double-digits on the number of players arrested.

      This year’s team doesn’t have nearly the same preseason hype, nor the number of arrests (fingers-crossed).

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      • Mudcats Impala...

        2008 was more about injuries than arrests…

        here’s the Georgia training staff’s official list of players with season-ending injuries at some point during 2008 season

        Quentin Banks

        Stephen Braue

        Sanders Commings

        Darius Dewberry

        Justin Fields

        Darryl Gamble

        Akeem Hebron

        Dontavius Jackson

        Tavarres King

        Chris Little

        Richard Lowe

        John Potts

        Jeff Owens

        Jonathan Owens

        Christian Robinson

        Josh Sailors

        Craig Sager

        Trinton Sturdivant

        Vince Vance

        Marcus Washington

        Brandon Wheeling

        Charles White

        Micky White

        Tony Wilson

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  6. ugadawgguy

    This is honestly pretty shocking. It implies two things:

    (1) there’s an almost — but not totally — unprecedented amount of interest in the Alabama game, and/or
    (2) season ticket demand is mostly tied to factors other than the upcoming season’s schedule.

    I think it’s probably some of both.

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    • JCDAWG83

      As I see it; if you don’t currently get season tickets and you want them, you have to pony up $6701 plus $250 per ticket plus the cost of the tickets. I’m guessing that would run north of $7500 for two crap seat tickets. For that money, you’d get two really good opponents (Bama and Missouri), one good game (chickens) and three noon kickoff cupcake games.

      I think I’d rather spend the money on two Masters tickets for 2016 and deal with the scalpers in Athens.

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      • Beer Money

        The $250 would be part of the $6701, so you would at least have that out of the equation.

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        • Borodawg

          $6700 buys a nice flat screen to watch the game on.

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          • Mayor

            $6700 buys 2 nice flat screens to watch the game on.

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            • 3rdandGrantham

              Heck, based on TV prices, that will buy you several hdtv’s, a Big Green Egg, a nice stereo setup with Paradigm Monitor speakers, and a kegerator. Even then you’d still have money left over.

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        • JCDAWG83

          Hmmmmm, so we’re only talking $6701 plus cost of tickets for two season tickets or, around $7200, SWEET! 2 Masters tickets would give me four days worth of world class entertainment compared to six days in Sanford with maybe one or two days of excitement and four days of “meh”.

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          • Omaha

            Would the Masters tickets be renewable?

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            • JCDAWG83

              No, but I think you could buy two tickets to every game of every season for less than the $250 donation and face price. Other than the Bama and SC game this season, tickets will be available from free to around $30 each. The $250 donation and face price equals about $85 per ticket per game. Really, other than the Bama game this season, there will not be a game you could not count on getting in for less than that.

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  7. Beer Money

    If we start seeing huge blocks on Stubhub for game sin Athens that the school is selling (a la South Carolina, Tech, Auburn, etc.) then I may be on my way to Athens with a noose and pitchfork. It is one thing to have a cutoff score like this because so many new people want seasons and existing seasons got renewed. But it is a completely different story to screw over your fanbase, hold their donations (and give them no tickets in return) only to MAGICALLY have tons of seats show up on Stubhub. Unfortuantely, this is common practice these days and until there is public outcry or media whistle blowing, this crap will only get worse.

    Where do you think all of these UGA-GT tix come from? The sky? Tech is pushing seasons really hard and, as usual, nobody is buying, yet somehow there’s already tons for sale on the secondary market. Wouldn’t they have to be sold on the primary market first?

    http://www.stubhub.com/georgia-tech-football-tickets/georgia-tech-vs-georgia-11-28-2015-9231678/

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    • 79Dawg

      The away tickets are out of control – Tennessee, Yech, Auburn and Carolina are all pushing $100/ticket to sit in the nosebleeds (2 years ago atop the human erector set we were about 100 feet from the sun). While I know we now charge them the same price (and can only offer them to our folks at the same price after the visitor has turned them down, I think it takes away some of the atmosphere.

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    • Omaha

      The universities don’t list any tickets directly on Stubhub.

      If you’ll look closely, you’ll notice that you actually can’t get the tickets listed yet b/c the seller doesn’t have them yet.

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      • Omaha

        For example, I could list my season tickets on there now but I would have to say that I wouldn’t have them in hand until mid-August (and the listing would reflect that).

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      • Beer Money

        Keep believing that. Haha.

        I do this for a living and yes they most certainly do. The only reason they can’t deliver them now is because it is all barcode integrated. And until the barcodes are printed, they don’t have them to upload to the buyer.

        Trust me on this one. Do not be blind to what really goes on.

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        • Omaha

          So you believe that the schools (including UGA) list some tickets on Stubhub and do not offer those tickets to their fans via the traditional methods (i.e. season tickets and single game)?

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          • Beer Money

            What happens is many schools (like the aforementioned S. Carolina, Tech, and Auburn and a slew of others) list huge blocks of tickets that nobody is buying or that they set aside to sell themselves. Sometimes you can even pull seats from the primary market that are listed on the secondary market at the same time. You may think this is impossible (and it used to be before Stubhub became the official partner of almost every team). I have screenshots and all kinds of proof save here and also have discussed this with many teams’ ticket offices and even had a few admit to doing it. That’s why GT no longer calls me to offer em tickets because I grilled them so hard.

            As you have probably read, attendance at football games in general continues to decline. Yet stadium capacities and face values only seem to increase. HMMM…. Look at pretty much any FBS team on Stubhub and use the quantity filter. Move it down to 10+ and you tell me how this does not look ridiculously screwy. How does Georgia Tech have donors who own entire rows in the worst seats in the house? And how come there is no public sale for the UGA game? You have to either buy seasons or their mini-game plan. Thing is, why would I buy a mini-game plan where the UGA game is $100 before fees to start with when I can just go buy from them on SH for $117 right now?

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            • Omaha

              Interesting…I didn’t know that. I believe you. The athletic departments are interested in trying to maximize their ticket revenue. I hope they enjoy the ride while it lasts. Typical short term thinking.

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