At Georgia Tech, you can do that.

Let me be the first to say it:  the same folks who brought you the Lexicon-enshrined “4 tickets, 4  hot dogs, 4 cokes” ticket policy have actually come up with something shrewd(h/t)

… Georgia Tech athletics announced on Tuesday that it has introduced a Stinger Mobile Pass for the 2018 football season.

The Stinger Mobile Pass is a new, flexible ticket option for Georgia Tech football fans. For only $149, the Stinger Mobile Pass guarantees a seat for all six home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium in 2018. The six-game home schedule is highlighted by pivotal Atlantic Coast Conference showdowns versus defending Atlantic Division champion Clemson (Sept. 22) and Coastal Division champ Miami (Nov. 10), as well as tilts against Alcorn State (Season Opener – Sept. 1), Bowling Green (Family Weekend – Sept. 29), Duke (Homecoming – Oct. 13) and Virginia (Senior Day – Nov. 17).

Stinger Mobile Pass tickets are mobile-only and delivered to the buyer’s iPhone or Android device each gameday. The exact seat location will vary from game to game, giving Stinger Mobile Pass ticket-holders the unique opportunity to experience Bobby Dodd Stadium from a different vantage point each gameday. Fans can buy up to two (2) Stinger Mobile Passes per account. Stinger Mobile Passes purchased in one transaction will have seats together for each game. Friends can also link Stinger Mobile Pass accounts to ensure that their seats will be together for each game.

Let’s face it — if you’re not selling out, you’ve got to try to come up with something to soak up the excess capacity.  This is a pretty clever solution that is also, dare I say it, fan friendly.  It wouldn’t surprise me to see other schools in similar straits as Tech adopt a similar strategy.

And with that, hopefully, I’ve used up my yearly quota of praise for Georgia Tech football.

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19 responses to “At Georgia Tech, you can do that.

  1. Dolly Llama

    Senator, please disregard my email from earlier. The site appears to be working fine now. Don’t know what that was.

    Hate to get off-topic, but when the topic is Georgia Tech, who really gives a shit?

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Are you okay after that? I’ve got some anti-nausea medication if you need it.

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  3. dawgfan

    In another ten years all the remaining tech fans will be in nursing homes and they’ll probably just move their games to Grady High School.

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  4. ATL Dawg

    That combination of Clemson and Miami beats any 2 game combination on our home schedule. We have Auburn and nobody.

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  5. Go Dawgs!

    “Experience Bobby Dodd Stadium from a different vantage point every game day…”

    SPOILER ALERT: The best vantage point from which to experience Bobby Dodd Stadium is from the northeast side of the stands and about 70 miles from the field.

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  6. paul

    There are lots of reasons to hate Tech. This ain’t one of them. Let’s not forget that just a few short years ago Georgia reduced the number of student tickets available and changed the way the remaining student tickets are distributed because large numbers of ticket holding students were not bothering to show up for games. Getting butts in seats is an issue in a lot of college stadiums, not just Tech.

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  7. Texas Dawg

    “Friends can also link Stinger Mobile Pass accounts to ensure that their seats will be together for each game.”
    Pretty easy to guarantee that when you are working out a seating chart for a 1/2 empty stadium

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  8. FisheriesDawg

    If they were to offer this next season, I might bite. I’m guessing the Stinger Mobile Pass will be all but one game next season. The fact that they included Clemson in there, though, makes me think it might. The rest of the schedule in 19 is mostly garbage (USF, Citadel, UNC, Pitt, VPI, NC State).

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  9. Pcpup

    $25 a ticket. Way overpriced for that team in that stadium.

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  10. Beer Money

    Many pro and college teams are already using this method and have for a few years now, so let’s make sure not give Tech credit for coming up with this idea. It is a way to get rid of last minute unsold seats wherever they may be located.

    Also, be sure to remember that the master plan for these shit teams like Tech that nobody cares about is this: move traditional season packages first through renewals/new customers (at top dollar). In the meantime, list a wide range of seats on StubHub and the secondary exchanges that they know will not sell (think those upper endzone seats that are only full when UGA plays at Mark Richt Memorial Field), then sell these mobile packages at a discount and fulfill with whatever is left that has not sold on the primary NOR THE SECONDARY markets on gameday.

    Trust me on this.

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