Best start saving for that Magill Society contribution now.

If you thought getting those 2017 Notre Dame tickets was a tough go, you’d better brace yourself for what’s coming in Austin, Texas in a few years.

The Bulldogs will travel to Austin, Tex. on Saturday, September 2, 2028 for the first game of the series and the Longhorns will return the favor on Saturday, September 1, 2029.

Each visiting team will receive a guaranteed amount of $500,000 and it will cost $1 million to either program if the wish to cancel one of the games before either is played. Once the first game is played, the number to cancel the game moves up to $2 million and that figure also applies if either institution has designs on canceling both games.

The visiting programs in the home-and-home series will also have the options of buying 5,000 tickets for their fans. There’s still some wiggle room as far as the tickets go, as the two programs can negotiate the ticket allotment up until September 1, 2026. Neither program, however, is obligated to agree to a proposal from the other when it comes to changing the number tickets.

Both UGA and Texas have the right to return any unsold tickets for a refund up until 60 days before each game takes place. Each program’s visiting band seating will also come from those 5,000 available tickets.

A whole 5000 tickets, eh?  I can’t even imagine what the Hartman points cutoff will look like.  And Redcoats, I don’t think I’d rush to make travel plans that week.  Your seats are likely to be sacrificed for the reserve fund greater good.

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39 responses to “Best start saving for that Magill Society contribution now.

  1. Jim

    with those types of numbers even entry level Magill donors won’t make the cut

    Stub Hub will have a field day. Austin will make a great Labor Day weekend trip

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  2. 81Dog

    Never mind the Magill contribution. It will be a lot cheaper to use a stub hub type broker…… Though not cheap. Only high rollers like the Senator and his crew will be there. 🙂

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  3. Gaskilldawg

    I expect fewer than 1,000 UGA donors will be able to purchase tickets to that game. I expect every one will resell some of his/her tickets on the secondary market for quite a sum.

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  4. dawgfan1995

    Of course, those Redcoats in 2028 are currently in early elementary school…

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  5. The secondary market ticket brokers will have a big smile on their faces over this one.

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  6. 79Dawg

    What is the point in even agreeing to the game if you are only getting 5,000 tickets? Imagine McGarity trying to explain to Magill donor #1001 that while he’s given so much, he just doesn’t qualify for Texas tickets! Guess that’s the next guy’s problem though…

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  7. Bright Idea

    Will we still be interested in college football then? They might be playing 7 on 7 flag football.

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  8. Uglydawg

    Have to consider the bright side and realize that Sanford will be packed with Dawg fans when the game is in Athens.
    However….5000 wealthy, boisterous, flamboyant (fill in the adj.) Texans can still be overwhelming (and there will be a lot more than that..they have money to get what they want ticket wise). Just pray you aren’t sitting near one…two or three and you’ll think your in Austin.

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  9. Mayor

    This is why I like neutral sites for OOC games against big time opponents. The way Georgia fans travel we’d likely outnumber Texas at a neutral site every time we played them. This way the Texas AD can control attendance for at least one game and put the Dawgs in a true away game situation. If you are about winning, and I am, two neutral site games favors Georgia.

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  10. Mick Jagger

    Plenty of seats available in my man cave. Cheap beer, good food, clean restrooms, great price – free!

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  11. JCDawg83

    There are 100,000 seats in Longhorn Stadium. Georgia should tell Texas not to even bother with the 5000 tickets, we only want about 500 for the band and player families. Our fans will get them on the secondary market and more than 5000 will show up. Then, on the return trip, Georgia should return the favor.

    Neither team should agree to absurdly low ticket number like this.

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  12. Athens Dog

    I will be retired from road games and the magill fund by 2028 I hope.

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  13. Spur21

    Evidently the powers to be think money is no object when it comes to their greed.

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  14. Ben

    I know the players in that game are in middle school now and our current staffs may not even be around and I’ll be closing in on 50, but if we don’t beat sweep that series (or if we lose at home), I’m gonna be so pissed at our team, especially after what I had to sit through in New Orleans.

    (Sorry for the run-on sentence.)

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    • stoopnagle

      Every day that passes I get more upset about the Sugar Bowl.

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      • Got Cowdog

        This.^
        The Inner Munson is concerned that while we “think” the team mailed it in and that’s why we were soundly beaten, Alabama’s dismantling by Clemson plus Georgia’s loss may indicate “we ain’t quite as good as we think we are”.
        Thanks Dawgs for the off season angst.

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  15. Magill Society membership only lasts for 5 years – so if you want this game hold off until 2023 until you jump in.

    Also – who really cares about being in the stadium anymore? The generation of fans that will be going to this game will be just as happy to rent out Stubbs and bring in some Athens bands to play all day while we watch the game on massive TV’s with great food and friends and then go out and enjoy Austin that night.

    No reason to make the success of a trip like that be wholly contingent on the results of a football game. Let the old folks and sad rednecks with Hartman Fund HELOCs keep their tickets.

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  16. Tony Barnfart

    This is why I was so disappointed in everything that was the Sugar Bowl.

    Here we are, dead of winter, talking about a GD game 9-10 YEARS from now. 247 sports writes it, we comment on it, we daydream about it, etc……

    Helloooooo, we just got gifted with a matchup vs Texas on 30 days notice (an actual game, not an article about a game 10 years from now), and not a damn soul within the football program could be bothered to give a shit about it.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      …..other than Brian Herrien.

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    • stoopnagle

      Preach

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      • Tony Barnfart

        If there’s a few “old man, get off my lawn” principles I’m beginning to believe in as I age is that every game Georgia plays MUST matter. There are only a guaranteed 12 of them per year. That’s it ! Every one of them should (and have before, until playoff creep) mean something in their own little vacuum. Not as some stepping stone to something “better” that may never come or may not even be “better.”

        I don’t want to beat Tennessee because it “looks good on my resume.” (hello basketball). I want to beat Tennessee because I want to kick their no good ugly orange ass. And then I want to beat Missouri’s ass because they’re a bunch of no good yankee interlopers that crashed our party.

        Why is a bowl game with Texas any different ? IT’S THE FREAKING WEALTHIEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROGRAM IN AMERICA. You can’t get fired up to beat that ass ? It literally should have been NO DIFFERENT from a neutral site kickoff game.

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        • Russ

          Tell it, brother! We had a prime opportunity to put our brand front and center, yet we didn’t even show up, except for Herrien.

          Sugar Bowl against Texas and we don’t even show up. Unbelievable. But, playoffs, draft, yadda yadda yadda.

          If the game actually happens, I’ll be in Austin.

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          • Tony Barnfart

            I know the early signing date is probably a net-benefit to programs like ours, but I can’t help but think it’s a net-negative for any non-playoff bowl games because of the time constraints it puts on preparation for the game.

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          • JCDawg83

            Since the playoff began, the #5 team has lost its bowl game every year. The playoff has destroyed the New Years Day bowls, they mean absolutely nothing anymore. I have about reached the point that I think the pre BCS system was the best as far as generating the most interest. Back then, there were generally four or so programs that felt like they had a chance to end up ranked #1 if they won their bowl game and their opponents felt equally driven to beat them and deny them that chance.

            In 1980 there were 15 bowl games, last season there were 41 counting the playoff. Going to a bowl has become the equivalent of a participation trophy, everybody gets one.

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  17. Bat City Dawg

    As an Austin Dawg, the better investment is into a bigger house closer in westlake

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  18. FlyingPeakDawg

    In 2028 I’ll just have my auto-driving car drop off my drone to insert my virtual reality self into the stadium for free.

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