Will Georgia sellout streak extend into 10th season? (Updated)

(Updated 6 p.m.)

ATHENS – Georgia, which has sold out every home football game the past nine seasons, needs to sell a few hundred more tickets to keep that streak alive next week.

Less than 600 tickets remained available Wednesday for the Bulldogs’ Sept. 4 season opener at Sanford Stadium against Louisiana-Lafayette, UGA associate athletic director Alan Thomas said.

He said those tickets are part of a large block returned by Louisiana-Lafayette, which was contractually entitled to 4,500 tickets for the game. The Ragin’ Cajuns wound up needing only 490 tickets, Thomas said.

Georgia has no tickets currently available to any of its other five home games, and Thomas said he expects the remaining tickets to the Louisiana-Lafayette game to be sold. They are available on-line at georgiadogs.com or by phone at 877-542-1231.  The price is $45 apiece.

If the game sells out, that would extend Georgia’s streak of consecutive home sellouts into a 10th season. According to associate athletic director Claude Felton, the Bulldogs have sold out every home game since Mark Richt became coach in 2001 — a streak of 57 consecutive games. The last UGA home game not to sell out, Felton said, was the Nov. 25, 2000, game against Georgia Tech.

Generally, opponents can return unsold tickets from their allotments as late as three weeks before a game. Louisiana-Lafayette’s contract called for the school to receive an allotment of 4,500 tickets to sell, but the Ragin’ Cajuns took only 2,095 of  the allotted tickets initially, leaving Georgia with the other 2,405. Then Louisiana-Lafayette returned an additional 1,605 tickets prior to the three-week window allowed in the contract, Thomas said.

When opponents return tickets, Georgia puts them on sale to the general public. It’s possible there will be returns from other opponents this season; Idaho State (Nov. 6) would seem the most likely candidate. But Idaho State’s contract calls for an allotment of 2,500 tickets and so far none have been returned, Thomas said.

493 comments Add your comment

UGA Alum

August 25th, 2010
10:32 am

First! And I’ll be first in line to scoop up some tickets for opening day! GO DAWGS!

Hobnailbooty

August 25th, 2010
10:33 am

Wheres the jab tech fans – Oh I forgot you can’t sell 55k tickets

Atlanta Jackets

August 25th, 2010
10:33 am

First! Haha! Mutts burn!! You can’t even sell out your first game with your heismen throphy winning freshmen QB!! LOL!

scott

August 25th, 2010
10:34 am

Man Tim, slow news day huh? Worry about nerds selling tickets, would you?

big time gt fan

August 25th, 2010
10:37 am

We have averaged 51000 ina 55000 stadium but I will make fun of you because you 600 tickets available

Saban

August 25th, 2010
10:37 am

I guess UGA is just not that big of a game for the Louisiana fans!

Idiots...all of you

August 25th, 2010
10:38 am

What a contrast…….

Georgia has 600 unsold seats to it’s home opener (out of 92.7k), which will surely be sold by gametime.

vs.

Georgia Tech, which has ONLY SOLD 600 tickets TOTAL to it’s home opener

Should be good times at Bobby Dudd

alex

August 25th, 2010
10:39 am

You see a guy on the street with a Tech shirt on, he went to Tech. You see a guy with a UGA shirt on, he went to Wal-Mart. The rest of the state needs a bandwagon team to root for between dips, so THAT’s why you sell your tickets out. I’ll bet you Tech has more alumni as season ticket holders than UGA-

Nick Saban: 2 time National Champion

August 25th, 2010
10:40 am

Maybe they should have another blackout.

Bobby

August 25th, 2010
10:42 am

HA HA, did you just say you average 51,000!! only when you play us at home or another big time school!! Did you not read the article? We have 600 tickets available because LL could not sell them and returned them. You are the only home team that give extra tickets to the visiting team in hopes of selling out your stadium!! What a joke of a program

ott

August 25th, 2010
10:42 am

Alex, I bet you cant get a date.

sea island

August 25th, 2010
10:42 am

PLEASE READ THIS, IT IS SIMPLE.
THERE ARE MORE UGA FANS THAT ATTEND THE U OF L GAMES ETC SIMPLY BECAUSE THE LSU’S, ALABAMA’S BRING 10,000 + FANS AND THE OTHER SCHOOLS MAY BRING 1,000. DO THE MATH. THERE WILL BE MORE UGA FANS AT THIS GAME THAN WILL BE AT THE TENN GAME.

Legend of Len Barker

August 25th, 2010
10:44 am

UGA also has not officially announced student tickets. Sign-ups for ticket packages and individual games were last week, but they’re not announcing the results until Friday.

mike Jay

August 25th, 2010
10:44 am

Umm Walmart folk can’t generally afford tickets to a UGA game. Tech acn’t give away tickets.

Tim,

will there be an update to this when those measly 600 seats inevitable get bought?

Big time?? Not

August 25th, 2010
10:44 am

Four tickets, four hot dogs, four cokes.

Dawgs Run This State!

August 25th, 2010
10:45 am

Alex,
I saw a guy on the news wearing a tech shirt and hat that you better hope does not represent your alumni base.

paulmacon

August 25th, 2010
10:45 am

Welcome back Sea Island. Taking a break from smokin’ pole down there at the beach?

Alex is a moron

August 25th, 2010
10:45 am

Typically, UGA returns alumni season ticket requests every year in our stadium that holds 92.7K. How many does Tech return.

Call me when you don’t have to advertise ticket sales on trucks and billboards.

Moosh

August 25th, 2010
10:46 am

alex – i bet your gay

Really?

August 25th, 2010
10:47 am

I knew Tech people knew nothing about football, but I thought they knew math a little. Tech’s stadium holds appox. 38,000 fewer than UGA. Trek also has about 20,000 less students than UGA. A good portion of Trek’s students/grads don’t know football from table tennis. That place is supposed to have more Alums as season ticket holders? REALLY????

Next thing you know they’ll be claiming pretty women who speak English are now on campus. Nah, to much of a reach.

82Dawg

August 25th, 2010
10:47 am

big time gt fan ….and Tech has 30k still available to all games…………..

Todd

August 25th, 2010
10:48 am

Alex – You see a guy on a street with a Tech t-shirt on, he just got back from dragon-con and is going back to his mom’s basement for WOW tournament. You see a guy with a UGA shirt on, you just wish you could be like him.

Dawgs Run This State!

August 25th, 2010
10:49 am

Tech runs their ad between every inning of the Braves’ game trying to sell a few tickets. It is really sad.

Warren Buffet

August 25th, 2010
10:49 am

This is an argument Tech won’t win. They have serious budget restraints at Tech and selling those last 5-10K seats would be huge x 6 home games. At $8.00 per, that’s up to $80,000 per game. That money could be used to buy out Hewitt’s life time deal.

OEJ

August 25th, 2010
10:49 am

Is it that serious. I mean honestly, the world is not going to end because one of our football games isnt sold out. They are playing Lousiana-Lafayette, maybe this game isnt that serious for fans. Really, there was an article about why a game hasnt been sold out against this team. Come on Tim, I know you could have done better than this.

Cardinal Sin

August 25th, 2010
10:50 am

Do you really have to ask this? I mean come on, it’s GA. A program that as dissapointed and flopped so many times. Hard to get behind or excited about a program that has had it’s share of dissapointments within the past five years. Plus, not to mention it will be hot as hell and the team that they are playing is nothing to get excitied about.

Gators win the East in 2010 anyway.

Enough Said!

SimpleDawg

August 25th, 2010
10:50 am

Alex…you mean all of those crackheads, dreadlock thugs, winos, and rappin’ wannabe gangstas seen throughout Atlanta wearing GIT gear all went to Tech?

So much for entrance requirements……

Eli

August 25th, 2010
10:50 am

alex… how much would you like to bet on that (Tech having more alumni season ticket holders)? And are we talking as a % of stadium capacity, % of alumni, or raw number? I would be willing to bet that UGA would win in all 3. You’ve got to remember that the majority of Tech alumni wouldn’t know a football unless they saw it on World of Warcraft.

m

August 25th, 2010
10:52 am

What a lame headline Tim – how about “600 More Georgia Fans Get an Opportunity to Go to the Home Opener!”

GT Alum

August 25th, 2010
10:52 am

I guess what should be said is that for the Georgia Tech fan/alumni, we know that life doesn’t revolve around college football. We know that running a good business, being CEOs, Directors of the Smithosonian (G. Wayne. Clough) and being successful in a world market are more important than sitting in the stands watching football. While we are busying thinking “How can I change the world today” the Average UGA Fan (which, by the way, has zero association with UGA whatsoever) is thinking where is my NASCAR and Busch Lite. Georgia Tech is one of the most, if not the top, heavily endowed school, because its graduates are successful and donate a tremendous amount of money.

Alumni of both UGA and Tech are both fine, and both school are good, but UGA’s problem is that of their 92,700 seats that sell, only 25% of them actually attended UGA, and only 5% work at UGA. The remaining 70% are the standard non-college attending drunken yokel who can barely spell UGA. There is a reason it is consistently voted the “worst fans in college football” by ESPN. So while you are sitting in your stands watching the Bulldog Nation chomp through Middle Louisiana School for the Crippled and Blind, look around you at the company you will be keeping. Yeah, JimBoB and Cletus both make some excellent fries at MickieD’s, you will never amount to more than to be a associate whipping boy of a selection of idiots who celebrate mediocrity and worship American Idol.

And to those of you who actually have some official connection to the school, I salute you, as I grew up in Athens, (Cedar Shoal High School, Hilsman Middle School, Gaines Elementary) and both parents worked at UGA for over 30 years. Just be careful the company you keep.

Big time?? Not

August 25th, 2010
10:52 am

Why aren’t ANY tech games sold out……ever after great marketing campaigns like four tickets, four cokes, four hot dogs????

Joe Mac

August 25th, 2010
10:53 am

Because this an awful game on an awful home schedule.

It costs quite a bit of money to make a game day in Athens happen and spending that kind of money on a pathetic game such as this one isn’t fun. Hopefully they will get a clue for future scheduling decisions.

SIMPLY PATHETIC!

jd

August 25th, 2010
10:54 am

Not sold out because nobody wants to support a party school that graduates idiots.

Mr. Obvious

August 25th, 2010
10:54 am

UGA’s home opener isn’t sold out, because we all know the season will be flushed done the drain when Coach Richt eventually, yet inexplicably, loses…. again…. to:

A. Florida
B. Tennessee
C. GT
D. All of the above

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Editor’s Note: Many fans stopped taking this team seriously with the now-infamous “Black Jersey Debacle” against Coach Saban.

PMC

August 25th, 2010
10:54 am

Why would it be sold out? It’s freaking Lousiana Lafayette. It’s going to be empty at halftime anyway.

Even if you just LOVE tailgating… it’s a waste of time to go watch that game. It’s preseason football.

Mr. Obvious

August 25th, 2010
10:56 am

Sorry: “…season flushed D-O-W-N the drain….”

Warren Buffet

August 25th, 2010
10:56 am

I’ve been told a lot of Tech grads are unemployed. That could be one reason why they can’t sell out that place. also ( I’m serious) students of foreign decent don’t attend games, which holds down ticket sales. It’s also hard to attend games and tailgate from India for some alum.

paulmacon

August 25th, 2010
10:57 am

Hey GT Alum, stop screwing around on the internet and get back to changing the world, Dork (to use a tern recently uttered in public by my brother who is, regrettably, also a GT Alum but not so prickish)

Big Dog

August 25th, 2010
10:58 am

I think UGA should advertise more in the trailor parks,that is where thier fan base is.Lets face it most of the people who go to athens for a game never went to uga.Most uga fans will be watching from jail.Why did uga fire the AD anyway what did he do wrong, must be racist.

Bruce Mac

August 25th, 2010
10:59 am

Cardinal, we may have our disappointments in football but we can read. Can you? The tix where just returned from LA-Lafayette and will be sold now. What a bunch of ignorant hillbillies in Jorts (otherwise known at GATAS) on these blogs .

DawginLex

August 25th, 2010
10:59 am

600 available tickets to watch a directional LA school and it gets a headline?

Must be a slow day…………………….

Gator Man

August 25th, 2010
11:00 am

Wow..What an impressive out of conference schedule for the mighty Mutts…Idaho St, LA-Lafayette..Wow..those match ups should strike fear into the hearts of pollsters who want the Dawgz to do well….
It is no wonder your program cannot get any respect in other regions…Go play Ohio St, USC, Oregon or Penn ST on the road…
Florida 58 Mutts 6 this 2010 season….

55,000 seat "stadium" with 30,000 empty seats....in the Ghetto

August 25th, 2010
11:00 am

Alex, I happen to live in Midtown, and a UGA Alum. There are TONS of crack-head bums in midtown “sporting” their Bumble Bee hats and smelly ass Buymble Bee shirts.

Face it, son. Not everybody wants to be a socially awkward engineer.

juvenal

August 25th, 2010
11:00 am

what really bugs you is that most Tech alums could care less about sports & might not actually be aware that Tech has them, making them immune to ribbing about something very dear to your hearts(they annoy me, too)….picture in the local paper getting arrested had a uga shirt on…i think you should be congratulated on your loyal fan base, especially in these hard times(add that cuz i don’t usually bother coming over here, you folks are so happy with your opinions)…

55,000 seat "stadium" with 30,000 empty seats....in the Ghetto

August 25th, 2010
11:02 am

GatorMan…… you are playing Ohio(right?) and App State this year???? hmmm…. thats impressive.

CUM has admitted he never wants to go play another BCS in another time zone.

You make no sense…… plus you are trolling a UGA blog.

Southern Hicks

August 25th, 2010
11:02 am

Penn State sells out 110,000!!!!! Football fans in the south smell.

Dawgs Run This State!

August 25th, 2010
11:02 am

Gator Man,
You must be a Fl alum to be so stupid… No Florida fan could ever insult other schools’ out of conference schedule.

JackP

August 25th, 2010
11:03 am

Tim, this is a story? You must be kidding.

JB

August 25th, 2010
11:03 am

Once again, GT Alum is an elitist. Why is it a crime for people who have not attended the State University not allowed to enjoy and support the football game. You know GT Alum, somebody had to build the house you live in, install the water heater, landscape your yard, Repair your car, Paint your house, Nurse your grandparents. Why would you turn up your nose at these people who just want to go to a college football game and enjoy it. We’re not all cut out to be an Elitist Tech Grad and snob. Get over yourself. You’re not that special

Cardinal Sin

August 25th, 2010
11:05 am

Hey Bruce Mac

And yet, FL kick’s GA’s Asses every year and has 3 NC’s to boot.

Nothin to back that up? That is what I thought!

Owned again this year in Jax.

Enough Said!