UGA opener is sold out, extending streak to 58 games

ATHENS – Around midnight Monday, Georgia sold the last ticket to Saturday’s football opener against Louisiana-Lafayette.

That means the Bulldogs’ streak of consecutive home sellouts has reached 58, extending into a 10th season.

The last Georgia home game not to sell out was the Nov. 25, 2000, game against Georgia Tech.

Tickets had been available to Saturday’s opener because Louisiana-Lafayette relinquished most of its allotment. The Ragin’ Cajuns were contractually entitled to 4,500 tickets but wound up selling 490, leaving UGA with the other 4,010 to sell.

Georgia currently has no tickets available to any of this season’s home games in 92,746-seat Sanford Stadium, although it’s possible that some could become available if returned by an opponent later in the season. Opponents can return tickets from their allotments until three weeks before a game.

The  Bulldogs’ opener kicks  off at 12:21 p.m. Saturday.

Note: At noon today, and each Tuesday during the season, Mark Richt will hold a news conference to discuss the week’s game. Please follow @ajcuga on Twitter for instant updates.

159 comments Add your comment

Really?

August 31st, 2010
9:18 am

Hmmmm!

August 31st, 2010
9:19 am

Where are all the Tech fans now?

PMC

August 31st, 2010
9:23 am

so what’s the spread for this one?

SimpleDawg

August 31st, 2010
9:24 am

Damn! I guess I should’ve called sooner……..

Oh well, I’ll just listen on the radio.

Go Dawgs!

spider

August 31st, 2010
9:26 am

tech fan here..congradulations on your sell out

Hobnailbooty

August 31st, 2010
9:26 am

Thank the lord – I don’t know what I would have done if it wasn’t sold out. Unbelievable that this is a lead story. HBTD!!

Billy Bob

August 31st, 2010
9:26 am

Hmmmm!
Your first thought is about Tech fans? Talk about preoccupation. I guess Tech must rule this state.

First?

August 31st, 2010
9:29 am

Oh man, if I don’t happen to be the first one to find this public article online and post some one word response I’m going to feel quite the fool.

Bryan G.

August 31st, 2010
9:31 am

PMC -

I think it’s UGA -28.

Athens, Georgia

August 31st, 2010
9:31 am

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NESBITT for HEISMAN
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Athens, Georgia

August 31st, 2010
9:32 am

Enter your comments here

BullDawg Rick

August 31st, 2010
9:36 am

Tee it up – Baby!!

Who’s that coming down the tracks……

(You know the rest!)

Go Dawgs!

BG

August 31st, 2010
9:36 am

Tim, will this news make the front page?? A few weeks ago when the game was not sold out it did.

Russ, the Temporary Mascot

August 31st, 2010
9:39 am

One lucky fan can be on the sidelines with me if you will just watch my a$$ so it doesn’t get painted. What kind of people paint a little dog’s a$$?

Hey, BG...

August 31st, 2010
9:41 am

…it already did.

ed

August 31st, 2010
9:45 am

for the stupid techies trolling here, this means there will be 10,000 more UGA fans at this game then when AL/LSU/TENN roll into athens. SEC fans travel. Take your pep band and 500 fans up to winston salem/durham etc and wave your mustard yellow pom poms.

RAGIIN' CAGUN

August 31st, 2010
9:49 am

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NESBITT for HEISMAN
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SOUTH GA DAWG

August 31st, 2010
9:49 am

NOT A BIG SURPRISE

bushwacker

August 31st, 2010
9:49 am

Is the game on TV?

RAGIIN' CAJUN

August 31st, 2010
9:50 am

RAGIIN' CAJUN

August 31st, 2010
9:51 am

I HAVE EXTRA TICKETS
at the Hotel Shreveport.

spider

August 31st, 2010
9:56 am

Hmmmm!

August 31st, 2010
9:56 am

Billy Bob – your the idiot who came on to a UGA blog to read about UGA and then made a comment. So who is on your mind? Nuff said!

Hmmmm!

August 31st, 2010
9:57 am

RAGIIN’ CAJUN – why do you need tickets to stay at a hotel? Idiot!

J-Smoove

August 31st, 2010
9:58 am

What? Does this shock anyone? How many tickets are available for that home opener @ Bobby Dodd? I bet that dump won’t even be half full.
GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!

spider

August 31st, 2010
10:01 am

probably not smoove, sorry to disappoint you

gdawg

August 31st, 2010
10:02 am

Cardinal Sin

August 31st, 2010
10:05 am

What a joke and it took until today before it was sold out?

Lackluster program with bandwagon fans. Hey GA how about winning a few NC’s and then you will get the respect you deserve.

Gators win the East again in 2010!

Enough Said!

BigDawg

August 31st, 2010
10:06 am

Sadly this show the love for Richt is waning. When was the last time we had to run ads to get our product sold out? Teams have always returned some tickets each year but with around 5+ million fans in the state we have easily sold out our stadium. The warning bells are ringing for Richt. Win this year in a down year overall for the SEC or pressure really begins to force him out. The Martinez bashers will become Richt bashers.

Cardinal Sin

August 31st, 2010
10:07 am

I was just kidding! 58 straight sell outs is great! I wish Tech could sell out 3 games a season. Congrats!

spider

August 31st, 2010
10:09 am

ga state panthers may have a larger attendance than ga tech this week

Cardinal Sin

August 31st, 2010
10:09 am

BigDawg – thanks for your insight! You should have your own blog on here. You seem so knowledgeable. Nobody cares what you think. Now beat it!

M Dawg

August 31st, 2010
10:11 am

La lafayette? Too boring and not worth the money. I’ll stay home and watch it on TV with a bunch of beer and pizza in front of me.

temporary BS

August 31st, 2010
10:13 am

UGA deserves better than a TEMPORARY mascot.

Tell Sonny Seiler to get real and stop the harassment of innocent Russ.

UGA Insider

August 31st, 2010
10:14 am

Don’t look for much from my Dawgs Saturday. Just the basic defensive sets kind of similar to the GDay game. We are saving it all for South Carlina! We will not give the ole ball coach a week to prepare for our new defense which is fast and nasty as I am being told.

ps… The last scrimmage held Justin Houston did not play much because Mike Bobo wanted to be able to run plays without Houston blowing them up every down. Barring injury, Houston will be defensive player of the year in the SEC. you heard it here first my friends.

Athens, Georgia

August 31st, 2010
10:15 am

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Ragun Cagun

August 31st, 2010
10:17 am

You Dawg fans that bought the 4410 tickets we had
left over need to be quiet in our area. We are bringing
490 of the most obnoxious fans you will witness and we
don’t need to put up with any crap out of you when we
kick your butts.

spider

August 31st, 2010
10:19 am

GOOD LUCK TO THE GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS ON THURSDAY NIGHT

Responsibility Counts

August 31st, 2010
10:23 am

Please pick up your trash (unlike last year),
and dispose of it properly while tail-gating in Athens.

HugoStiglitz

August 31st, 2010
10:40 am

Thank god. Ive been stressing about this.

Really, Rival Fans

August 31st, 2010
10:43 am

The more you post the better we look!! GO DAWGS!!!

Huh

August 31st, 2010
10:45 am

It may be the 58th straight sellout based on tickets sold…but there were several games last season with PLENTY of empty seats.

Huh

August 31st, 2010
10:47 am

But that happens at all stadiums!

Dirty Dawg

August 31st, 2010
10:48 am

Hey ‘ragun cagun’ – or whoever you are, cause you ain’t from Southwest Lou-sianna – Shoot, all of my coona$$ relatives know how to spell Ragin Cajun cause they are. Of course you may have been just taking a little license with your name, but in my experience they, at least know that. Giving you the benefit of the doubt, you say you and yours are obnoxious…I say that’s the last thing these folks are. Have fun, raise hell, kick and holler, but they’re only obnoxious to people that don’t know how to have a good time. All you need to be able to do to enjoy their company, and to gain their respect, is to be able to drink whiskey and beer and eat boudin…oh, and be able to go duck huntin’ and come back with some. Trust me, if you run across any of these folks tailgatin’ this Saturday, offer ‘em a drink and somethin’ to eat, welcome ‘em to Athens and if they like you, you may be in line for one of the greatest honors that part of the country can bestow – ‘Honorary CoonA$$’.

are you kidding me?

August 31st, 2010
10:49 am

Finish the Drink.

Really, UGA Fans

August 31st, 2010
10:50 am

Believe me…your fans post A LOT on other blogs too! So you don’t look any better…it pretty much cancels each other out.

hammerhead

August 31st, 2010
10:52 am

Someone asked if the game was going to be televised – yes, Peachtree TV has the telecast… not sure if the “Dish” folks have that, but Charter cable carries it where me and Mrs. Hammerhead shack…

TheGreat1

August 31st, 2010
10:54 am

I bet Nesbitt can’t even spell Heisman

red ryder

August 31st, 2010
10:55 am

Happy days are here again!!!

are you kidding me?

August 31st, 2010
11:11 am

So 35% of Ga fans say that the dawgs will go undefeated??? Unbelievable. Is it any wonder how many football fans love to make fun of you? Red panties all around. You guys are just pitiful.