SEC Championship tickets, or Hawks tickets? What do you want to spend?

As the media have been reminding everyone, Georgia’s football squad will play its most important game in nearly 30 years Saturday. So it comes as no surprise that the price of admission to the game in the Georgia Dome has hit nosebleed levels.

How high?

The latest check at online ticket sales site StubHub! shows tickets going for as much as $2,500 and as low as $315.

The high end gives you a spot in the Verizon Wireless Club in section 247, at midfield. Nice seats, to be sure.

As for the low end, that’ll put you in row 12 of section 336, up in the upper end zone where the game is just a rumor.

Nearly 2,600 tickets were available as of Monday morning, with prices running in between those two extremes, so pick your poison.

Incidentally, if you have a hankering to see a big-time sports event this week, and don’t much care what game or what teams are involved, you might consider taking in the Atlanta Hawks. They’re playing the Charlotte Bobcats this Wednesday night at Philips Arena, and there are plenty of good seats available _ at much, much lower prices.

Upper bowl baseline seats, in fact, can be had for less than a buck, offering yet another example of the laws of supply and demand.

11 comments Add your comment


November 26th, 2012
9:26 am

Regarding the SEC game, I’d rather watch it on my TV, from the comfort of my living room. The dome gets crazy with college games and the peach bowl.

In 2001, I went with my girlfriend to the Peach Bowl when it was Auburn and NC. My girlfriend attended NC and got tickets from her younger sister who is a NC student. We had seats in the upper most section, three rows from the top. talk about nosebleed section.

Don't Tread

November 26th, 2012
10:45 am

For $2,500, I can buy a 62 inch TV and it will be like I’m there, except I don’t have to deal with traffic and the drunken crowds. And I get to keep the TV after the game.


November 26th, 2012
1:32 pm

Funny that tickets are “going for” $2500 when the stadium won’t even sellout, but they may be able to snare a sucker.

I agree with the other posters. The atmosphere for the SECCG is neither interesting nor desireable, so I’ll save my money or spend it at a bar instead.


November 26th, 2012
9:27 pm

Am half way up in the Upper Level and am looking forward to being there to support the Dawgs. For those of you who question the wisdom, I can just say it’s a Southern Thang; maybe you just don’t understand. That’s why they make binoculars!


November 27th, 2012
7:04 am

nosebleed seats in the Ga dome—you can barely see the game. Save your money–buy a 60 inch tV instead and plenty of cold beer.


November 27th, 2012
8:12 am

If the game were in Athens I wonder if the ticket prices would be that high. Makes you wonder who’s getting rich legally scalping those tickets.


November 27th, 2012
9:20 am

I sold my SEC tickets (lower bowl) for $350 each. Had I waited a few more days I could have gotten $500 or more per ticket due to the Oregon and Kansas State loss vaulting UGA and Bama into the #2 and #3 slots. Oh well, still a good profit for me…


November 27th, 2012
9:39 am

Hawks in person and Dawgs on TV. That’s an easy decision.


November 27th, 2012
12:16 pm

This is like comparing apples to oranges. The winner of the SEC Championship game is virtually guaranteed a berth to play for the national title. It obviously carries much more significance than the Hawks game, which assures the victor nothing more than a win for the regular season. So, of course, you would expect to pay a boatload more to attend the GA-BAMA game this weekend.

However, I, too, will keep all that money in my pocket and simply watch the game on television.


November 27th, 2012
8:10 pm

Congratulations to the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs !!!

The SEC CHAMPIONSHIP is college football premiere championship game.

SportsTopFan and sports fans across the country anxiously await the kickoff.

Good luck to Nick Saban and Mark Richt.


November 29th, 2012
11:22 am

Hawks tickets—I usually buy them outside for $5-$10, then sit down low somewhere.