The reason they raise ticket prices

Those cupcake games ain’t gettin’ any cheaper, pods.


Filed under Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness

13 responses to “The reason they raise ticket prices

  1. Russ

    Trickle down economics?


  2. watcher16

    AJC is still pissy about this delay in open records requests! Kind of humorous at this point

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  3. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    It strikes me that there is a lot of variability in payout to schools that aren’t that much different in attractiveness as an opponent. Is that a reflection of the negotiating skills of ADs at these other places? Some may be better than others and, therefore, are able to get more. Wonder how our AD’s negotiating skills (or lack thereof) factor into these differences. Just asking.


  4. HVL Dawg

    I wonder what all the other factors involved in the payout are. For instance, it appears (pure speculation on my part) we were contractually obligated to cover injuries when Southern University came to town.

    Maybe sometimes we pay travel costs in the contract and sometimes not- there’s no other excuse for Austin Peay being such a sucker.

    So I also wonder what it costs us to travel in the region compared to the payout we pay a cupcake.


    • Russ

      So you’re saying all the support UGA gave Devon Gales was contractually obligated? You may be correct, but I was hoping we were doing it because it was a good thing to do.


      • HVL Dawg

        I have no idea if we were obligated, but he isn’t rehabbing in New Orleans.

        I think we immediately did the right thing. But I doubt UGA (or our insurance company) pays the Shepherd Spinal Center this long without a contract and I doubt Southern University (or their insurance company) rehabs him in the ATL.


        • rpcpisme

          There was catastrophic insurance in place. UGA paid the premium, but the insurance company is paying the bill. Probably has redundant coverage and donations to cover any discrepancy.


  5. Greg McGarity, J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics

    The First Word…

    In case any of you are wondering, tailgating restrictions will be enforced just as stringently for the so-called “cupcake” games as they are for our big time conference games like Kentucky and Mississippi State. I hope nobody is thinking they are going to get away with anything for these supposedly lesser games.

    Remember that it is a PRIVILEGE, not a right, for each and every one of us to be able to enjoy all that UGA has to offer on gamedays. Please don’t act as if you run the show and start breaking rules left and right.

    This goes for Saturday’s G-Day game as well. We’re taking the necessary measures to ensure that this unusual late afternoon kickoff will be a success. Please do your part to help with that effort.


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  6. So….5 million to pay people to play us at home? I don’t even know how to respond to this. Wasn’t too long ago we were paying 1 school 500k-1 million .

    I know people are wanting to drop Tech but who would most likely replace them? We already lose a big home game to Jacksonville. I know people who already gave up season tickets this year and I guess I expect more to next year.

    Are we going all cupcake so we ensure noon games so we keep that clean image we’re so proud of? It wouldn’t surprise me! Has a Michel Adams ring to it.


  7. Borodawg

    I think we can come up with enough people (40 should work) who read this blog to make a football team. $1.5 million/40 = $37,500 each minus gas to drive up their. Although, I would imagine the medical bills would be high.


  8. Malcolm X

    Holee crap! Middle Tennessee state gets $1.7million to play at UGA?? This nuts!
    Better raise the price for a Coke.


  9. As others on here, a great article(from emerson or someone) would be how does this payout get negotiated. These numbers are all over the chart. Do not get it.