The price of going on the road with the Dogs . . .

So what does it cost to go on the road with the Bulldogs?

Georgia said Thursday that cumulative lifetime contributions to the Athletic Association of at least $21,950 were required to gain the right to buy tickets from UGA’s allotment to the Oct. 10 football game at Tennessee. Getting tickets through UGA for the Sept. 5 season opener at Oklahoma State required contributions of at least $4,000.

On the other hand, Georgia said it was able to accommodate all orders from contributors for the Sept. 19 game at Arkansas. Cutoffs haven’t been calculated yet for games at Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech and in Jacksonville against Florida.

Georgia earlier said that $4,205 in lifetime contributions were required to gain the right to buy first-time home season tickets this year. And what about season-ticket holders who wanted to purchase additional single-game tickets to, say, the Oct. 3 home game against LSU? That required contributions of $32,500 to qualify.

Georgia said lifetime contributions of $18,050 and $10,000 were required to qualify to buy single-game tickets to the home games against Arizona State and Kentucky, respectively.

No single-game tickets were available for the home games against South Carolina and Auburn, UGA said, because those schools took the maximum allotment of visitors’ tickets. At the other extreme, Georgia was able to fill all contributors’ orders for single-game tickets to the Nov. 7 home game against Tennessee Tech.

UGA fills ticket orders — whether for season tickets, single-game home tickets (when available) or road tickets — on the basis of prospective purchasers’ cumulative lifetime contributions, starting with the highest and continuing until the ticket supply is exhausted.

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Saint Simons

July 30th, 2009
9:19 pm

((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahahaha

tenn.DAWG

July 30th, 2009
9:34 pm

UTK has not even sold out their last two games against Bama,their biggest rival.It’s wild how you have to take out a second morgage now to go to a Georgia game.Maybe kiffin will get Hillbilly High back on track.UGA will be their biggest home game by far this year.

BEATDOWN BY THE HEDGES

July 30th, 2009
9:39 pm

45-42. acc 6 sec 4 in 2008.enfuego

OrangeCowboy

July 30th, 2009
10:25 pm

Sorry guys, but the irony is just too good to resist here. Bill King was whining yesterday in this article: http://blogs.ajc.com/junkyard-blawg/2009/07/29/cowboys-dont-want-red-and-black-horde/ about the fact you would have to purchase a $400 season ticket from OSU in order to have a ticket to the OSU-UGA game. He claims it’s because OSU doesn’t want UGA fans at the game (not true, BTW). Sounds like UGA doesn’t want it’s own fans going to the OSU game since you have to have contributed $4,000 to get a single game ticket to the OSU game. Couldn’t you save yourself about 90% by just ponying up for the OSU season ticket? Too funny.

One Win Tech

July 30th, 2009
10:38 pm

Beatdown by the hedges…that’s funny big guy…

what about other years? 6-4 isn’t exactly 10-0 or anything.

Little battles are important to you little techies.

I’ll give up 1 loss in 8 years to GT. I’ll take 7-1 any day.

SC Dawg

July 30th, 2009
10:42 pm

Compared to the last few years, the scores needed to get tickets are a bargain.

To OrangeCowboy, the $4,000 is the lifetime score needed to get OSU tickets, not a single season contribution.

texter

July 30th, 2009
11:06 pm

Wow, puppy dogs fans. You’ll have to waive that payment for the Mobile Home and Camaro for the puppy dogs to get spanked by the Cowboys at Okie State!

texter

July 30th, 2009
11:08 pm

Hey “One Win Techie” want to put you money where you blog is? Coach Johnson’s got your number. Wanna BET!

Saint Augustine

July 30th, 2009
11:39 pm

((( 49 10 ))) hahaha

Mike48

July 30th, 2009
11:40 pm

T U C K F E C H !!!!

PMC

July 30th, 2009
11:57 pm

Or you could just freaking go to Ebay or find some other ticket broker….

PMC

July 30th, 2009
11:58 pm

UGA’s allotment of tickets are going to be in the same place we put other teams…. in the awful seats.

Bryan G.

July 31st, 2009
12:06 am

Orange Cowboy,

While your point is noted, I don’t believe you get the idea. The 4000 points is a lifetime, cumulative amount. OK State alotted UGA only 5000 tickets to the game. Obviously, UGA had orders for well over the 5000 seats because, to have your order filled from UGA, you have to have donated at least 4K over your lifetime to UGA (that takes about 6-8 years of being a season ticket holder if you make the minimum donation).

The point Bill was making was that many UGA fans bought tickets last year to the UGA/Az State game from ASU (Many UGA fans do the same thing for the Ga Tech game every other year). However, Ok state will not sell single game seats to the game in a ploy to keep UGA fans from buying up all the extra seats (as they undoubtedly would).

Got it?

Toothdawg

July 31st, 2009
12:11 am

Fools like OrangeCowboy mistake the 4000 as a sign UGA doesn’t want fans to travel. Actually, just the opposite; by having a contribution cutoff of 4000 (lifetime, not one year doofus), that indicates that UGA sold every ticket alloted to us by Oklahoma State. No cutoff would have indicated that UGA did not sell its full allotment. UGA will be in Stillwater in as large a force as OSU allows us, and then some more for Dawgs without tickets that go anyway. I’ll be there – the obnoxious one in Red and Black.

BEATDOWN BY THE COKE

July 31st, 2009
12:12 am

Toothdawg

July 31st, 2009
12:15 am

BTW, the Techmites have no conception of anything involving a cutoff. UGA has never had to offer free hot dogs and cokes to try to entice people to buy tickets to their games. The Mites fume when the Dawgs buy all their extra tickets to the Dawgs/Fuzzy Bees games in Atlanta and then give away their other Tech tickets to the homeless so they too can go to the Bees game for their free hot dogs and cokes.

fountain dawg

July 31st, 2009
1:10 am

ha ha ha!!!! 4 tickets 4 hot dogs 4 cokes a parking pas and still a loss to clemson!!!!!

god and greyhound

July 31st, 2009
1:47 am

Uog: preseason and recruiting champs. postseason CHUMPS

m

July 31st, 2009
3:54 am

please kill me

parker swift

July 31st, 2009
6:16 am

What an ignorant picture! UGA fans who have a lifetime score of 21,000+ would not be sitting alone amidst a sea of orange as the picture that accompanies the article suggests. Rather, they would be sitting with other Georgia fans in the nosebleeds who have also made significant contributuions in their lifetime.

rduck

July 31st, 2009
7:46 am

I’m tired of these “go nowhere” stories just to keep UGAG in the rotation. Maybe we should get a real story about who cleans the toilets and how from Sanford Stadium. Give me a break AJC. Let me know when you really have news worth reading…

big dog

July 31st, 2009
7:50 am

You idiots paying this extortion should think about this. Could you tell me how much of each ticket price goes into the pockets of your illustrious coach? Would you believe 4$ of each basic ticket is loot for Ritch. UNBELIEVABLE!!

Jas

July 31st, 2009
8:02 am

No wonder UGA has a record surplus this year…it is raping the fans for the chance to see a live game. Come on, Damon, where the hell is the importance of having fans at the games? I guess being a Red Elephant left you with not much common sense.

UF'd

July 31st, 2009
8:04 am

37-20..hahahhahha!!!!

LSUalumniInAtlanta

July 31st, 2009
8:08 am

Tech fans, need I remind you what your High school offense did against SEC assignment football and superior atheletes..

38-3 Choke on that..We pluck the wings off you little knats

OrangeCowboy

July 31st, 2009
8:10 am

I understand the concept perfectly well Bryan G. Just couldn’t resist taking a little gig at King. Now, for about the 1,000th time, let me explain to YOU about the OSU ticket policy. We had this same thing with the OU game last year and had the same misunderstanding by them as well. But, we also had a significant boost in season ticket sales, so the concept works. Simply stated, make one of the top games on your schedule one that you must have a season ticket to attend.

The purpose of the policy is simply to sell more season tickets, plain and simple. UGA is ONE of the marquis games on our schedule this year. The other is Texas. If OSU’s intent were to exclude fans of other teams, don’t you think they might consider doing this for Texas seeing how this is a conference game and their fan base is closer and much more likely to attend?

OSU has historically been an underfunded athletic program with a relatively small fan base and in a state with a small population. And of course, we play in the huge shadow cast by the Sooners (most people that didn’t go to either school tend to jump on the OU bandwagon) . It is only because of Mr. Pickens’ gifts we even have this nice (although yes, small by SEC standards) stadium. But to maintain the stadium (and the program) at a level that is competitive within the Big 12, we need to increase our season ticket base. Therefore the ticket policy is not, and never has been about excluding anybody.

Got it?

King of Sandy Springs

July 31st, 2009
8:14 am

I’ve found that most UGA alumni I know hate having to spend so much on tickets. They never say anything about “coke and hot dog” to me, want to know why? Because they just dropped over a GRAND just to have the right to buy tickets. Yeah, spending more money is so cool! Have fun, I’ll enjoy my high school stadium with coke (whiskey) and hot dog.

chiefdawg

July 31st, 2009
8:17 am

Ya’ll don’t be too hard on Orange Cowboy. Any OU fan will tell you they are wannabees. They really don’t understand the concept of big-boy football.

UGA89

July 31st, 2009
8:19 am

Why would anyone pay good money for UGA tix –overhyped, overranked, and over emphasized self-worth –second tier program.

MR. GROUCH

July 31st, 2009
8:20 am

Are you saying UGA didnt have superior athletes or are they not in the SEC.

MR. GROUCH

July 31st, 2009
8:22 am

LSUalumniInAtlanta………….. Love it when a UGA fan posts as a fan of a superior SEC program!

OLD DAWG58

July 31st, 2009
8:34 am

OK STATE ALSO MADE THE FACE VALUE OF THE UGA TICKET $ 100. THAT IS THE HIGHEST I HAVE EVER SEEN FOR A COLLEGE REGULAR SEASON GAME. BUT I WILL STILL BE THERE BECAUSE I TRAVEL TO ALL GAMES HOME AND AWAY. WE WILL TAKE OUR UNDERDAWGS OUT THERE AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS. GO DAWGS!

LSUalumniInAtlanta

July 31st, 2009
8:41 am

Mr Grouch,

UGA doesn’t need me to defend them. They own Ga Tech as all the Top SEC teams do. 1 win over UGA doesn’t change the overall history of the rivalry. From what I recollect, you haven’t done too well against the tigers during our meetings…

godawg

July 31st, 2009
8:46 am

Pickens State needs money plain and simple. UGA is one of the most profitable athletic programs in the country. They are merely taking advantage. No surprise.

Got it?

Dawgman

July 31st, 2009
8:50 am

Tech fans pimping Dawg fans about season football tickets is a joke. They can’t even fill up their own little cracker box stadium for their home games…the only time a Tech fan lets go of a dollar is to get a better grip.

shankit

July 31st, 2009
8:54 am

GREED GREED GREED
Not only with Georgia, but Florida and other schools as well.
And golf, the Masters, GREED GREED GREED
It is only a matter of time where you have to pay for view on
your TV just to watch college football games on major networks,
and the Masters.
Valdosta STate is playing that weekend, ya’ll come on down and
buy your ticket at the gate and see some great football.

SeniorChiefDawginDC

July 31st, 2009
8:57 am

Orange Cowboy,

Don’t take offense. I don’t see any problems with the oSu powers that be doing that…At least you guys sellout your stadium, unlike the joke by coke in Atl..

SimpleDawg

July 31st, 2009
9:02 am

What really chaps my a$$, are all of those Barney Fifes at the gates trying to ruin some one’s day by confiscating their half pint flask, ticket, and turning them away from the game….acting like Effing J. Edgar Hoover. This happened to a friend I was with last year at the Alabama game. So we left and went to Hooters to watch that embarrassing A$$ whipping we took from Satan and his red horde.

Pay $4000 or $400 to go to every home game ? Not me brother….I’ll just sit at home with the air-conditioning blowing, the beer chilling in the cooler beside me, and drink whatever I want, when I want, and with whom I want while watching the Dawgs on my big screen Hi-Def TV.

So, to those of you who continue to pack out the stadium, Thanks ! I’ll join you on the occasions when one of my friends convince me that I really need to attend a game again to feel what I’m missing. I discover that the only thing that I’m missing is the unbelievable scenery of beautiful young co-eds. I don’t have that at home….

I just love college girls – no matter how old I get, they always remain the same…..

Even at Taliban Tech – they’re still FUGLY as hell, but I’m sure they’re smart…

SeniorChiefDawginDC

July 31st, 2009
9:04 am

It is greed! Gosh, I love the Dawgs, but I can’t see having those kinds of requirements to buy a ticket. I’ve never paid more than 40 a ticket to see UGA at sanford…what about the fan that can’t afford that?
greedy mofo’s

saint simons lover

July 31st, 2009
9:05 am

You are such a pathetic loser saint simons. Go hang out at the Pier and live off that Trust Fund Fun Boy!

shankit

July 31st, 2009
9:10 am

Got the same problem with heathcare.
Only the wealthy can afford it.
I say, OBAMA, institute a national college football
ticket policy. Make tickets available to everyone and
price based on income.

SimpleDawg

July 31st, 2009
9:12 am

Oh, Saint Semen’s, are you still here?

You can go to work at the Taco Bell, now. Don’t forget the color codes….the lettuce is green, the cheese is yellow, the meat is brown, and the sour cream is white…

Saint Dawg

July 31st, 2009
9:20 am

((((((59-39-5)))))) High Fives, all around.

Saint Mobile

July 31st, 2009
9:26 am

((( 41 30 ))) hehehe

Derick Richards

July 31st, 2009
9:33 am

Tech really turned its program around when they defeated Georgia last year. They went on to build on that tremendous momentum to scorch LSU 38 to — uh, excuse me, someone’s tugging at my sleeve. What do you want? Can’t you see I’m busy putting those ignorant Dawg fans in their place? Oh, oh, I see — nevermind.

Funny

July 31st, 2009
9:40 am

So funny to continue reading redneck ga fans talk about their stadium. the reason why ga does that is so freaking simple. one, go to any bar in north ga and you’ll see redneck guys from all over the state who are big ol dawg fans. they didn’t get a degree and are fans simply because it’s cliche to be a fan of the rednecks when you are a kid. even with no affiliation. i persoanlly know of 6 of them at the local watering hole i go to. but all over from acworth, to canton to cumming to lawrenceville up to rome down to augusta down to macon dublin across to americus. they are there. and they make the pilgrimage up to athens. they are not grads. not even close. many dropped out of high school. but they sure do love their georgy dawgies. like i said. cliche.

second, the student body. it’s what? 3 times bigger than gt’s? so for your ignorant uneducated redneck fans, it’s simple math why ga sells out and gt doesnt. the fan base is 20x the size it is for gt. second, gt sold out it’s home games last year and will again this year. watch the empty seats this year at sanford & son when ky comes in and ga has a 5-5 record. haha. hey we got a better o line. ROFL. yeah that’s what scores points. that o lineman. 5-5 when the wildcats come calling. 6-6 after the massacre at tech. and finally when this happens it will be so nice to hear silence from the obnoxious rednecks when i go out for a beer. gotta love how the uga grads praise the trailer trash that attend games on here, but when you talk to them privately, they can’t stand the stinking reds who show up. least i don’t have to worry about being around some stinkfest at a tech game. and i certainly wont worry about catching H1N1 which the reds will surely spread like wildfire. For you reds, h1n1 is piggy flu.

Funny

July 31st, 2009
9:48 am

shankit

i don’t know what’s worse. a stupid ignorant liberal dawg fan or a stinky red. wait i know. i’ll take the stinky red any day. gaaaawd you’re a moron.

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July 31st, 2009
9:51 am

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PMC

July 31st, 2009
10:05 am

They have 5000 extra seats in Stillwater? I didn’t think they had that many hotel rooms.

Good on ya T Boone. Nice job.