With UGA prices up 25% from last season, it seems that Bulldog fans have been able to put last year’s championship loss behind them and focus on the opportunity ahead. Visits to Sanford Stadium by Auburn, Tennessee and Georgia Tech are also helping to boost prices for 2018. For fans looking to get the best deal on tickets, UGA Wire is partnering with TicketIQ to provide Low Price Guarantees to every game as well any postseason games.
While many pundits are calling for a rematch of Alabama-UGA in the SEC championship, Alabama football fans don’t seem to have maintained their enthusiasm, as Alabama tickets are down 53% from last year. Perhaps after a decade of very expensive ticket prices, Bama fans are finally softening. While Alabama led the NCAA with the most expensive ticket prices in 2017, for 2018 they only rank 7th in the country, behind two SEC rivals UGA and LSU. While LSU fans aren’t expecting big things in death valley for 2018, the high prices are being driven in part by Georgia’s first visit to Baton Rouge in ten years. That makes it by far the most expensive UGA road game of the season with tickets starting at $172.
With their high average price, 2018 is the first time since TicketIQ.com began tracking the market that prices for UGA home games are above $300. As recently as 2012, UGA football tickets had an average price of $139. That year, UGA lost to Alabama in an SEC championship game that was only slightly less painful than last year’s championship game. In 2013, prices jumped to an average of $188, and since then prices have continued to trend up. Over the last five years, average prices have been north of $200 every year.
Since 2014, Georgia football tickets have ranked amongst the top 5 of most expensive college football tickets on the secondary market. If the Bulldogs can fulfill expectations for 2018, and get back to the championship game, it will be money well spent for anyone looking for tickets on the secondary ticket market.