Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game an official sellout as UGA sells 800 tickets in 2 minutes

Not that it will come as a surprise to anyone, but the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Georgia and Boise State officially became a hard sellout on Monday.

The exact time was 9:02 a.m. At 9 sharp, UGA put 800-plus $55 tickets on sell and they were gone two minutes later, according to both Georgia and Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game officials.

That means all 71,228 tickets have been snapped up a month and nine days before kickoff (Sept. 3, 8 p.m.) and Chick-fil-A Bowl President and CEO Gary Stokan is a very happy man.

“One of the things that sold Georgia and [Athletic Director] Greg McGarity on this game was we could give them access to tickets,” Stokan said Monday. “As of today they sold more than 53,000 tickets. I think the majority of their season-ticket holders were able to get access to tickets. That said, I have lists longer than both my arms of people calling me. So it must be a tough ticket if people are already calling me this far out.”

It wasn’t the earliest sellout for the still-relatively-new game. That goes to the 2009 game featuring No. 5 Alabama and No. 7 Virginia Tech, according to Matt Garvey, vice president of communications for the Chick-fil-A Game.

“But nobody has sold as many tickets as Georgia has either,” Stokan pointed out. In the previous three Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games the schools split 31,000 tickets each. Only LSU-North Carolina last year was not a sellout.

“When we put this game together, we went to Boise State and asked them how many tickets they thought they could sell and they said 75-hundred [7,500],” Stokan said. “And then we went to Greg  and asked him what he thought he needed and he said, ‘as many as you have to sell.’ So I think Mark Richt and Greg have done a wonderful job of getting their people excited about this year. I think it’s a credit to the passion of the University of Georgia football fans. That’s what you need to do in a game like this.”

Georgia has sold 53,522 tickets, or approximately of the Georgia Dome’s capacity. Boise State sold out of its allotment a couple of weeks ago. The remainder go to Georgia Dome suiteholders and the Chick-fil-A folks.

166 comments Add your comment

11Dawg

July 25th, 2011
5:54 pm

I wouldn’t be surprised if a significant portion of the “Boise” section were wearing red, too.

security dawg

July 25th, 2011
6:00 pm

security dawg

July 25th, 2011
6:01 pm

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

July 25th, 2011
6:01 pm

This ought to be an official UGA victory.

I mean 1 and 2 star recruits against 3,4, and 5 star recruits

security dawg

July 25th, 2011
6:03 pm

4th/…. i am soooooooo CRUNK for this season to start. Alll real UGA fans “STAND UP”, be counted and RED OUT the DOME like a Falcon home game…. I’ll be tail-gating in the lot by the FIRE STATION if yall want to make an Appearence………”And Best Believe Tail Gate Will Be SOULD THE CHUCK OUT!!!!…..GATA

security dawg

July 25th, 2011
6:04 pm

that was meant to say “SOLD THE CHUCK OUT!!!”

thom

July 25th, 2011
6:07 pm

Tried my best to get through this morning starting at 9:00 AM sharp and couldn’t get through. They could have easily sold another 100,000. http://www.wedgeorgia.com

BILLY JACK

July 25th, 2011
6:14 pm

UGA WILL PROBABLY BE IN ALOT MORE KICKOFF CLASICS -FANBASE IS AWESOME.

Beast from the East

July 25th, 2011
6:25 pm

Great job, Dawg Nation.
Now the team needs to represent the SEC and kick some butt!

UGA Alumnus

July 25th, 2011
6:38 pm

dawg from a distance

July 25th, 2011
6:39 pm

Dream Season kick off

bitter her shell

July 25th, 2011
6:54 pm

Show class dawg fans unlike tree killer nation and pay for play we do it right

Cmon man

July 25th, 2011
6:57 pm

800 tickets in 2 minutes? that is very impressive I wonder how many of the folks who cry on here everyday will be in the dome on sept 3?

Deverauxdawg

July 25th, 2011
7:00 pm

Nice. I buy season tickets for over 11 years and didn’t get my maximum but probably stub hub did. Im glad it sold out but they should have filled all season ticket holders first. We are already losing a home game this season because of this game. Just dang. At least i wont have to put up with obnoxious WVU fans. Man they were horrible.

SEC Fan

July 25th, 2011
7:25 pm

Did anybody expect anything different? UGA could probably have sold 100,000 if they could have gotten their hands on them.

Poopdawg

July 25th, 2011
7:37 pm

Beast , class comment

BroncoBlue

July 25th, 2011
7:44 pm

Its fun to watch so many dawg fans clamoring to go and watch their team get a beat down in person. Too sad that UGA’s season will be over after one game.

Beast from the East

July 25th, 2011
7:44 pm

Poopdawg,
We may be rivals, but we’re all like cousins. I pull for ya’ll except for the game in Jax. It’s more fun when your rivals are competetive. I’m sure ya’ll will have the support of 99% of the SEC fans out there. We’ll be routing hard for UGA against BSU and LSU against the Ducks.
Go get ‘em!!!!!

Beast from the East

July 25th, 2011
7:46 pm

BroncoBlue,
Pretty bold statement from a smurf. Try actually beating an SEC team before you come onto one of their blogs and talk smack. Not too bright.

trupert

July 25th, 2011
7:50 pm

It will be RIDOGULOUS in the dome. Go dawgs!!!

And, unfortunately...

July 25th, 2011
7:57 pm

…53,000 UGA fans will have to witness a REAL beat down by the boys in Blue…say it ain’t so, Mark…

And, Devereauxdawg – if you did not get your tickets to the game its because you did not order them – don’t you think that UGA would send those tickets to season ticket holders once Boise State returned them?

Hit A Single

July 25th, 2011
8:05 pm

Did anybody see the report on Football tonight with Bob Neal and staff? Report that Ala. players signed jerseys for a store in the mall. They were believed to be sold and they said Julio Jones wore 16 different suits to games over the last 2 years. Guess what kind of store in the mall, a clothes store. Sounds like Ohio State.

Sam Jackson

July 25th, 2011
8:06 pm

WHAT DO BULLDOGS DO?!?!?!?!?

NERDS, NERDS

July 25th, 2011
8:16 pm

Opps my momma coming, I’ll be back when my uncle leaves.

BULLDOG HUFF

July 25th, 2011
8:26 pm

WELL SAID BEAST FROM THE EAST, THIS AINT VA TECH AND THE ACC.

UGAKev

July 25th, 2011
8:28 pm

UGA will actually have more than 53k in the dome for the game though …I will easily pay 200 bucks to watch the DAWGS play and look forward to cheering them on in the Dome. GO DAWGS!!!

Ruta Lin

July 25th, 2011
8:36 pm

SCORE: Boise State 222, UGA 0 >>>> The beatdown of the year.

After the game, a UGA player who reads, writes, and speaks at a 4th grade level will be interviewed on TV, and millions of viewers will wonder why Mark Richt recruits these dummies and why UGA admits them.

It makes you long for the days when ethical UGA coaches like Wallace Butts and Harry Mehre recruited literate athletes who actually earned serious college degrees.

If you doubt this, go back and read Caleb King’s farewell tweet. The guy couldn’t even write a coherent sentence. This simpleton should have been sweeping floors somewhere, not enrolled in college.

Mark Richt and the University of Georgia are a disgrace to this state.

Effie's of Athens Boarding House

July 25th, 2011
8:40 pm

gotta beat boise state in the GEORGIA dome

BULLDOG HUFF

July 25th, 2011
8:41 pm

PEAPLE, IT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT TALENT AT GA. S&C AND BAD COACHING ! CMR HAS MADE THA NEEDED CHANGES, SO SET BACK AND ENJOY THA RIDE! GO DAWGS!!!

bitter her shell

July 25th, 2011
8:46 pm

See now tree killers getting cought buying suits for players

Death peality to tard/redneck/bammer nation

Look to much money not to cheat

Just the way it is===pay for play—just saying

BroncoBlue

July 25th, 2011
8:48 pm

@Beast from the East: No SEC schools will schedule a “home n’ home” with us. The “smurf turf” must send shivers through their little spines. I guess Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, etc. makes for more enjoyable entertainment for SEC fans. Kellen Moore is going to rip your HBCU defense to shreds on his way to the Heisman.

Brucerugby79

July 25th, 2011
8:48 pm

I always get excited this time of year-However I have a feeling we are on the verge of something special–I am behind our Coach and team 100% GO DAWGS!!

tech sucks

July 25th, 2011
8:52 pm

i got 4 of them, so lucky. cant wait to watch olgetree pound some deer

Nate Dawg

July 25th, 2011
8:53 pm

@BroncoBlue u must have not gotten around to watching the 2005 game yet huh? And build a real freaking stadium if u wanna get SEC teams to play you. We send more fans to AWAY games than your stadium holds.

tech sucks

July 25th, 2011
8:54 pm

broncoblue, does 48-13 sound familiar, i remember hearing that zabranski was gonna “rip” us too. wac to mwc… what a joke

Hit A Single

July 25th, 2011
9:01 pm

I heard a fraternity from Boise was plotting to break in an paint the Dome turf Blue. Wait it may have been a sorority.

Hit A Single

July 25th, 2011
9:02 pm

Rumors are rampant that Alabama may be stripped of 09 title.

Class of 93

July 25th, 2011
9:07 pm

Will they sell beer at the game like they do in the peach bowl?

BroncoBilly

July 25th, 2011
9:19 pm

Come on Dawg fans you have to be more realistic. You don’t just take a 6-7 team that lost to C. Fla and after a off season of not playing in real games beat a top 5 team. I believe you will be better but you can’t expect that type of turn around. I have great respect for your coach (he’s a class act) but he can’t work miracles in just one off season. If this was next year maybe…but just one season removed from a losing record…just not practical thinking. Good luck anyway.

BroncoBlue

July 25th, 2011
9:28 pm

@Hit a Single: Hope the rumors about Alabama are true. Texas was the better team that year anyway…almost beat ‘Bama without Colt McCoy and a true Freshman coming in at QB. Not to mention, Toby Gerhart should have won the Heisman instead of Mark Ingram.

ARdawg

July 25th, 2011
9:42 pm

Tampa Gator

July 25th, 2011
9:45 pm

BroncoBlue……

The true reason no SEC team will sign a home n’ home with Boise…..$$$. How many fans does the Bronoc stadium hold? No where near 90,000 plus….I am sure. I don’t think any SEC team…including Vandy……shivers at anything the is blue of field. With the budgets SEC teams have….they simply can’t afford to go play Boise at Boise. That simple.

Vinny O

July 25th, 2011
9:53 pm

Are students going to be able to buy a ticket to the game like they can against Florida?

Tampa Gator

July 25th, 2011
9:53 pm

BroncoBlue…..

So was Florida….but Bama beat them too. It is not about winning in the polls…..it is about winning on the field….no matter what excuses you want to make. Florida was a better team than Bama that year…..talent wise….but Bama was the better team on the field…..Dunlap or a suspended Dunlap…..hurt Cunningham or no hurt Cunningham…..two talent out or not out of the game…..Florida should have had players step up and played better in that game….they didn’t. Therefore, Bama won the NC. Same with Texas…..and I don’t think Texas had better talent than Bama….maybe as good….but not better. But Florida did. But they did not play better. But the Gators did come back and showed that multiple NFL talent base against a talented, undefeated, well-coached Cincy team….and that made me proud as a Gator fan.

So…..iff you want to talk smack about the SEC….at least talk honest smack.

ugab

July 25th, 2011
9:55 pm

ticket are still selling because everyone has faith. i hope this don’t back fire. I can remember a time when no one was buying ga tickets. if we have another year like we have had the last 4 years, tickets will not sell. I would rather play a warm up team, that play a top 5 team. we are loaded w talent. boise is not. boise has their sht together and we don’t. It is all or nothin this year.

heeldawg

July 25th, 2011
10:02 pm

@BroncoBlue & BroncoBilly:

I’m glad you guys have such faith in your team. It will be a privilege to play such a disciplined, well-oiled machine as Boise State–a team that has lost four consecutive contests to SEC teams, including a humiliating 48-13 blowout to Georgia in 2005 that wasn’t even as close as the score.

Boise State has to get up to play 2 or 3 contests a year against teams with similar talent. There are at least four SEC teams whose would be favored against the Broncos even on the road (Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, South Carolina) and three more who would give the Broncs a run for their money on any given Saturday (Georgia, Mississippi State, Florida). If Boise played an SEC West slate with two East crossover games, they would likely lose at least four regular season games to finish the regular season at 8-4. Attrition would grind them into oblivion; match-up problems would abound week-to-week. Now, Kellen Moore is a great QB, and you guys may win the Kickoff Classic after all–Georgia’s talent is very young, and its depth is suspect–but if you’re expecting a walkover in the Dome, and if you think Georgia’s players are going to cower in their cleats because they’re playing the Blue Boys from Idaho, you’re in for a rude awakening on Labor Day weekend. The Dawgs play tough opponents every week–and have for over 100 years of football.

You don’t inspire fear in any southern team–just amusement. And, hopefully, a thirst for redemption for a team that vastly underachieved last season.

Richard Tardits's Beret

July 25th, 2011
10:07 pm

Tech would have sold 800 tickets in 2 months.

Mobile Dawg

July 25th, 2011
10:14 pm

I’m glad to open the season against a talented team, then on a consecutive Saturday play another highly ranked or respected team. Let’s see what these Dawgs are bringing to the table this year. I like our odds against Boise, man for man, position by position. When it’s broken down, advantage Dawgs, throw in the home crowd and this could get ugly by late third quarter. Assuming our coaching staff can come up with a solid game plan and stick with it.

Palmetto State Dawg

July 25th, 2011
10:26 pm

To all you Boise Fans: you’re walking into a HORNET’S NEST on September 3rd. See you there! GO DAWGS!

Hit A Single

July 25th, 2011
10:28 pm

BroncoBlue – The allegations are true. They have pictures of the signed jerseys and this was players on the 09 team. I was hoping it wasn’t true because I am tired of this stuff.