2019 Sugar Bowl Tickets Are Most Expensive Non-CFP Georgia Bowl Game This Decade

2019 Sugar Bowl Tickets Are Most Expensive Non-CFP Georgia Bowl Game This Decade

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2019 Sugar Bowl Tickets Are Most Expensive Non-CFP Georgia Bowl Game This Decade


No. 5 Georgia may have been expecting a second consecutive shot at a College Football Playoff title game, but after giving up a third-quarter lead to No. 1 Alabama in the SEC championship game, the Bulldogs will have to “settle” for their 10th visit to the Sugar Bowl. Only Alabama (16) and LSU (13) have had more appearances.

Georgia has had mixed results at the Sugar Bowl, putting together a 4-5 record dating to 1947. It won its last appearance, against Hawaii, in 2008.

Eleven years later, the competition is a little stiffer. The Bulldogs will play No. 15 Texas in the final New Year’s Day bowl. Texas and Georgia last played in the Cotton Bowl on January 2, 1984, and Georgia won. The Bulldogs have a 3-1 all-time series advantage. The Sugar Bowl takes the best teams available from the SEC and Big 12. SEC winner Alabama and Big 12 champion No. 4 Oklahoma are headed to CFP semifinals.

The 2019 edition of the Sugar Bowl is trending toward being the 2nd most expensive Sugar Bowl on the secondary market since 2011, according to TicketIQ.com. The 2015 Alabama-Ohio State Sugar Bowl CFP semifinal was slightly more expensive with an average price of $319. The $309 average asking price this year is the second most expensive non-CFP game, behind $703 for the Rose Bowl this year. The get-in price for the Sugar Bowl is $87.

In terms of Georgia’s postseason demand, this game is heading toward being the most expensive non-CFP post-season game the Bulldogs have played in this decade. Fans paid an average of $4,040 to see Georgia lose to Alabama in the national championship last year, and $422 to see the Bulldogs beat Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl semifinal.

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