“You worry about that, but our fans wanted to go to New Orleans.”

Playoff, shmayoff.

Georgia sold out its 15,500 ticket allotment for the Sugar Bowl against Texas last week.

Our fan base is the bomb.

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35 responses to ““You worry about that, but our fans wanted to go to New Orleans.”

  1. Sheriff Buford T. Justice

    While this is encouraging, I think the devil is in the details. The fact that I was able to not just get the two tickets I was initially eligible to order, but also order an additional two tickets tells me the demand isn’t sky high. I believe everyone that ordered Sugar Bowl tickets initially had access to the additional two, and I think all of those orders were fulfilled as well.

    And to add context, my Bulldog Club ranking is under 13,000, so I’m way down the priority list for ticket orders.

    Additionally, a quick browse of Facebook ticket groups tells me there are a lot of folks that applied for tickets not thinking they’d get them, but did get them, and now are trying to unload them. Or there’s some major buyers remorse.

    However, I do remember in years past that other fan bases (Florida, Auburn, Oklahoma come to mind) struggled to sell their Sugar Bowl allotments, and I can currently go buy tickets from the Florida and LSU allotments for their bowls. So we’re definitely on the better side of the ticket story there.

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    • stoopnagle

      Clearly a lot of tickets went on the market this week in sections that had no offerings before and on the SEC sides of the stadium. The $150 600-level tickets I have right now are going for $90 on StubHub. A bummer, but I got them as a gift and as a rule always put in for all NY6 games.

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      • Russ

        I bought mine for $75 each before all the Stubhub fees, which brought it up to $100 each. (I wanted a paper ticket, so that added to the cost.)

        Glad to see we sold out our allotment. I was told this game didn’t mean anything since we were already out of the playoffs. My BIL actually told me only one game means anything now and that’s Bama vs Clemson for the MNC.

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  2. CPark58

    Arkansas and Alabama may have 2 stadiums but UGA acquires two or three stadiums in addition to Sanford every year. Plus a timeshare in Jacksonville and litte 55,000 seat condo on North Avenue in Atlanta.

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  3. ilini84

    I got my two, saw two way better for about the same and bought them. Now I have my original tix on StubHub for less than face and we’ll see. I wasn’t too thrilled at first but then I got to thinking about the shitty games I’ve gone to here in the past couple of years and said “Texas” hell yes!

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  4. ilini84

    Rut Ro

    “There seems to be more interest from Longhorn fans for the Sugar Bowl based on 53 percent of orders for the game at TickPick being from Texas with 32 percent coming from Georgia.” Come on Dawgs!

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    • 86BONE

      But it’s still 10 to 9 out here and a lot of DAWGS reside in Texas!

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    • stoopnagle

      Well, that, and a lot of us were just down there for the LSU game.

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    • Russ

      Yep, my order is coming to Texas, but I’ll damn sure be wearing red and black. My wife? Not so much. Our daughter will wear both.

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    • ugadawgguy

      Not surprising. They haven’t been to a significant bowl game in a while, and…well, Georgia people have had all the big games mentioned in the article recently.

      Side note: college football, or at least attending college football games, is steadily becoming more and more a pastime for the wealthy.

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  5. Bob

    Hardly surprising since Texas hasn’t been to a New Years’ 6 Bowl since 2009. Had we gone to NOLA last year instead of Pasadena, I suspect we would have packed that place as well since it had been what, 2007?

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    • ilini84

      I wasn’t going to go until friends with a place in the Qtr gave it to us. airfares are stupid but it’s not a horrible drive so what the hell.

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  6. MGW

    People, it’s the Sugar Bowl. Texas has a second year coach who beat Oklahoma; those fans are going to go to N.O. in mass. We best show up or that place is going to be home field for Texas.

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  7. CB

    Yeah, those secondary marker numbers aren’t exactly jumping off the screen. I think we’ll fill the stadium simply because people who bought tickets won’t be able to unload them and they’ll figure there are worse things than New Years in NOLA watching the Sugar Bowl.

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  8. Athens Townie

    Aside from some neurotic tendencies / inability to enjoy the ride they’re currently on, Georgia fans are a pretty terrific fan base.

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  9. Granthams replacement

    The game isn’t near as appealing as 3 days in New Orleans with my wife minus kids.

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  10. stoopnagle

    I’m going. The trick right now is finding a place to stay that will fit in the budget. I’m not too interested in driving myself around and that’s the trick. I’d hate for lodging to cramp my eat/drink budget.

    Beat Texas.

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  11. Mayor

    Our fan base may be the bomb but McCheap still takes them for granted. Very disappointing how the school and B-M treat our fan base IMHO.

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  12. I talked to a buddy last night and he can’t get face for 50 yard line seats at the Orange Bowl. The bammers are keeping their powder dry for the natty.

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  13. Faulkner

    I’m visiting family in NOLA that week. Trying to figure out if I take the family, just wife or fly solo. Anyone with extras let me know. I might be interested. Thanks.

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