After championship run, UGA to ‘adjust’ football ticket prices


After the Georgia football team’s run to the national title game, the university is planning a change to ticket prices at Sanford Stadium.

The UGA Athletic Board has an agenda item described as “ticket price adjustment” for its Tuesday meeting. It does not say whether it is immediate or for the 2019 season or if it is an increase or decrease.

“Those details will be discussed at the board meeting,” athletics director Greg McGarity said late Friday afternoon.

The price of a single-game ticket in 2017 was $50, the result of the last ticket increase. In Sept. 2014 the school decided to go from $40 tickets to $45 in 2015 and then $50 two years later, which was last season.

Previous to that the last ticket increase was in 2008, when the tickets went from $32 to $40.

That price is usually not all that fans have to pay to get a seat at Sanford Stadium. In order to have the right to buy season tickets fans must be a donor to the Hartman Fund, which requires donations at a certain level. For instance, fans must donate $275 to have the right to purchase tickets in the upper level of the east end zone and then donations of $300, $375 and $475 give you access to closer seats.

In the past, those donations were tax deductible, with at least 80 percent available to be written off. But changes to the law, as part of the tax reform package passed last month, take away the ability to write off those donations.

There are currently about 14,500 season tickets that go to fans who donate to the Hartman Fund.

Georgia’s 2018 football schedule 

(Home games in BOLD)

Sept. 1, vs. Austin Peay Governors 
Sept. 8, at South Carolina Gamecocks
Sept. 15, vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 
Sept. 22, at Missouri Tigers
Sept. 29, vs. Tennessee Volunteers 
Oct. 6, vs. Vanderbilt Commodores 
Oct. 13, at LSU Tigers
Oct. 20 OFF
Oct. 27, Florida Gators (at Jacksonville, Fla.)
Nov. 3, at Kentucky Wildcats
No. 10, vs. Auburn Tigers 
Nov. 17, vs. UMass Minutemen 
Nov. 24, vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 
Dec. 1, SEC Championship Game (at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta)


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