Georgia Fans Buying Majority Of Rose Bowl Tickets By Wide Margin

Georgia Fans Buying Majority Of Rose Bowl Tickets By Wide Margin

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Georgia Fans Buying Majority Of Rose Bowl Tickets By Wide Margin

With just two more days until Georgia takes on Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl, UGA fans are beginning to pour into the Los Angeles area to cheer on their beloved Dawgs.

Modes of transportation from Georgia to Los Angeles include air travel, nine chartered planes from ATL to LAX on Friday, a pair of elder brothers making the cross-country drive in just 36 hours, multiple buses and of course Clark Hurst motoring along via scooter.

Though Georgia and Oklahoma are a combined 3,400 miles away from Pasadena, the Rose Bowl is still the most expensive College Football Playoff semi-final game ever, with the average asking price per ticket at $429 according to TicketIQ.

For comparison, Tuscaloosa and Clemson and are a combined 850 miles away (compared to Athens and Norman’s 3,400 miles from their game-site), yet you can get in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for just $138.

Georgia may be wearing white and it may have its name painted in the away team’s end zone at the Rose Bowl, but don’t expect the fandom in the stadium to resemble an away game for Georgia by any means.

51% of Rose Bowl ticket buyers are from Georgia, while only 22% come from Oklahoma, according to TicketIQ. The remaining 27% are spread out nationally, but I’ve seen high numbers of folks from the Carolinas, Alabama and north Florida make the trek west.

The Dawg Nation’s willingness to travel near and far to support their team is no secret. UGA fans took over Notre Dame, located 735 miles north of Athens; Georgia fans made the four hour drive to Knoxville and turned Neyland Stadium into a Dawgs home game, doing the same in Nashville following the week; and according to TicketIQ, Georgia fans are well on their way to turning the Rose Bowl into Sanford Stadium of the West.

There’s no doubt the Rose Bowl will be filled with a brighter shade of red on Monday, and if the Dawg Nation does not exert all its energy ringing in the new year in Los Angeles, Georgia will have a major advantage over Oklahoma.

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