This isn’t exactly 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 cokes territory, but it’s still gimmicky.
Yeah, selling that school allotment’s gonna be a challenge, alright. Don’t delay; do it today!
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The raffle prize is a pretty darn good one.
I know the Sugar Bowl is committed to taking the most highly ranked SEC team not in the playoff. I imagine people in Athens probably know they would have sold out the allotment if we had been sent to Miami. I would have purchased tickets for the Orange Bowl. There was no way I was going back to New Orleans.
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Only thing is, with poor ACC opponent you could buy much better seats for much less money on stub hub.
I understand that. My only point is that the allotment isn’t selling because there are a lot of people who are pretty much saying you couldn’t give me tickets to the Sugar Bowl as opposed to Miami. I think a lot of people from Georgia would have gone to Miami. Stop in Orlando for a couple of days and then head to the beach for the game.
… and then head to the beach for the game.
I thought we’re not supposed to do that during football season. 😉
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In the age of the playoff, teams rather than conferences should be cutting their own deals with the non-playoff bowl games. McGarity and his chief revenue officer had to know what they were dealing with regarding this year’s Sugar Bowl. Maybe it would have been better with Orange Bowl but maybe not. They knew there was no way in hell we were going to sell our allotment for New Orleans. The fact they have moved from a flash sale to a tax deduction should be a cautionary tale that this whole bowl thing is going to end sooner rather than later.
I agree with you but I can no longer justify getting shit seats for full price when I can get good seats for half that. We would’ve gone to the Orange cause we’ve never been there, all the things you mentioned and more. Considering I have had seasons seats for nearly 40years religiously and that means nothing I don’t feel bad one bit about letting them wallow in lousy seat allotments. It would have been fun to do the Orange though.
Exactly, the seats we get suck, and we have a ton of points. I asked them why we had such bad seats and they replied that we basically were outspent by a big # if large donors. that’s great for UGA, but we will be using secondary markets from now on for away and bowls/SEC.
Amen!!! After sitting in the uppermost portion of a mostly empty stadium for the Outback Bowl a few years ago, I haven’t bought tickets from the school since. Much better seats at the same or lower price.
I echo eethomaswfnc as well. I would have definitely bought tickets for the Orange Bowl but not interested in a return trip to New Orleans.
You can get upper level 50 yard line seats for $15 per and lowers for $35 on stub hub. I’d say UGA will be eating the allotment. Expect a donation bump per seat next year to pay for it. The Georgia Way.
Upper level 50 yardline seats sucked last year.
Endzone, club level…just do it in the Superdome..
The lowest price is $9 and that’s probably the same ticket the Athletic Department is selling to season ticket holders.
I can’t believe the fan base isn’t more motivated to buy airfare, hotel, and tickets to see us grind out a 13-7 win over a Big 12 opponent in a non-playoff game.
Someone in the athletic department needs to learn when to use “than” rather than “then.”
yes. noticed that too. yikes.
Thank you. That was the first thing I noticed as well.
See what diversity hires get you. They were probably forced to hire a Clemson, Auburn, or Tennessee grad in the office to meet a quota.
That whole first sentence is a fustercluck.
I challenge them to donate the tickets themselves. This is what happens when secondary market prices are much more attractive than face value. Also if the seats are in the corner upper deck end zone you are better off watching your phone than the actual game. Superdome is one of the worst venues to watch a football game IMHO
Good gosh yes. Even the view from the lower sideline seats is poor
“Superdome is one of the worst venues to watch a football game.”
Amen … the place is a dump.
I went in ’07. We had tickets on the 30 about 50 rows up. I felt like I was 100 yards away from the bench. It was awful.
Never buy bowl tickets from the school. You overpay for bad seats. I only ever put in for playoffs anymore.
Also, it’s New Orleans. There are restaurants you haven’t tried yet and there are cocktails to discover. I wish I could go and I went twice last year.
Agree on NOLA in general..
New Orleans isn’t family friendly. I took the whole crew last year. It wasn’t fun, and we were ready to head home on the 2nd. Frankly, it sucked.
If the Athletics Department wants Veterans and Military to get in to the game for free, then they should just donate the tickets. As a Veteran, it pisses me off to be used as a marketing tool.
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Amen. I am not a veteran but I find it offputting, too.
Thank you, MeatDawg, I wanted to light this post up but self control got the better of me. We didn’t serve to be props for the Athletic Department to gravy train a fan base that already treats vets and active service members with graciousness and respect.
Agree. Very thinly veiled scheme here.
The bowls are going the way of the 8-track. For those under 50, look it up…..
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Those under 50 never had the pleasure of……..(click)…….having their favorite song interrupted to change tracks right in the middle of a killer guitar solo.
Rest assured, there will be no hotdogs, cokes, or Hartman points, but you WILL be eligible for a raffle.
I’m doing it, mainly for the slim chance of getting the Tailgate Club for next season. Plus they’re donating the tickets and I can write it off, so my true cost is 70% of what I’m paying.
It’s too bad UVA made the Orange because I really think they would have swapped us and Florida had we not been playing UVA in our opener next season. I would’ve made the trip to Miami. I thought about going to New Orleans since I’ve never been to the Sugar but the combination of bowl opponent, our shitty offense and the likelihood of Swift not playing is keeping me home. No offense to Baylor, I know they’ll be a tough out for us, but just not jazzed about playing them.
I think the Orange Bowl could not pick us. The SEC contract with the Sugar Bowl locked us in.
No I get that, but if all parties agreed to it, I think they could’ve done it. Sugar had to know we’d have low turnout with having played there last year (and lost) and then coming off a disappointing SECCG.
I’m shocked, shocked, there isn’t higher demand to see the same maddeningly frustrating offense we’ve seen all season, only with the team’s best lineman and best RB likely sitting out the game.
Almost every event that comes to, or occurs in, the area allots free tickets to the military. It all happens via the base Personnel Services Office. It just so happens that during my time in the Military, it was my job to get the freebies to the troops. That made me a big officer on base (BOOB). So, if you are in the military, go to your Base Personnel Office and request your tickets.
With that said, a donation to your truly is most certainly within the rules.
Back in the day we had full blast football in Korea, I’m pretty sure it was free! http://www.2ida.org/koreaatourofduty/Football_Korea.html
tailgate in the quad oh thanks, must mean no booze inside next season either.
Looking at our past experiences, the real raffle is whether you (or the designated military ticketholder) will receive the tickets on time, or at all.
Season ticket holder of 30 years and the last bowl tickets we got through our season tickets was the ’03 Sugar and I left 2 on the freaking steps because I’d already been turned down for half price…and I was buzzed. It’s been secondary ever since and mostly before, too. They’ve always been worse seats than what we have in Sanford so I refuse.
The only bowl game I’ve ever paid more than face for, either through secondary or scalping, was the Rose Bowl and I’d been saving for a possible playoff game since inception. The fact that it was the Rose Bowl had me willing to offer a kidney as well. Fortunately, we got a couple of pretty good seats for a relatively decent price.
Now that I’m thinking about it, we’ve bought our SECC tickets the same way every time except for last year. It also helps to tailgate with 10-20 of the same friends and family for a couple decades. Our group always has extras. Hell, I traded 2 home tickets for 2 games for 2 SECC tickets in 2017. Got GSP in the family and he had to work the SECC. Of course, we agreed on the trade on Sunday after the UT game so there was no guarantee there but I felt good about that team.
We’re going to NO because we enjoy NO. I’ll find lowers outside the Dome and won’t pay face for them. Bank on it. I’ve donated my fair share to the university but bowls just aren’t worth more than the minimum I can pay outside the stadium.
Oh and we donate a couple home game tickets to military each year. This bowl deal just isn’t it, though.
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