One of the more notable aspects of last year’s Georgia-Arizona State game in Tempe was the large percentage of the 71,706 seats in Sun Devil Stadium filled by fans cheering for the Dogs.
Talking about that game to the Greater Atlanta Bulldog Club this week, UGA athletics director Damon Evans said, “I think we showed the people out in Tempe, Ariz., what football is about. When you have 25,000 Georgia Bulldogs invade the Phoenix and Tempe area, it is something else.”
Something that the folks at Oklahoma State in Stillwater apparently don’t want to see.
OSU only provided UGA with 5,000 visitors tickets for the Sept. 5 game at 60,000-seat Boone Pickens Stadium, newly renovated to the tune of $283 million.
And the match-up with Georgia was the only home game this season for which the school didn’t sell any single-game tickets.
If you didn’t get one of the 5,000 tickets sent to UGA (which are sold out), the only way to see that game in person is to buy an Oklahoma State season ticket, which goes for $479 to the general public, or go to a ticket agency. StubHub.com currently has tickets for the game ranging in price from $117 to $706.
It will be interesting to see how many Georgia fans wind up in the stands for that game. Besides the ticket situation, Stillwater is not as attractive a destination as Tempe was last year or as Boulder, Colo., will be next season.
Are you going to the Bulldogs-Cowboys game? If so, tell us in the comments how you got your tickets and what you paid for them. And if you usually travel with the Dogs but aren’t going to this game, tell us why.