Georgia football fans should probably brace to shell out a few more dollars to see their Bulldogs in 2018. After a season with an SEC championship, Rose Bowl victory and an appearance in the College Football Playoff national championship game, it would seem likely that getting a ticket to a game in Sanford Stadium may come at a premium next fall. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ticket prices will be among the topics discussed at an upcoming UGA Athletic Board meeting.
Ticket prices for any sporting event will tend to go up over time, so it should come as no surprise tickets to Georgia football games could potentially see a bump for next season or beyond. The report from the AJC notes Georgia has increased the cost of a single game ticket twice since 2014, going from $40 prior to 2014 up to $50 this past season. It had been six years before Georgia bumped up the cost of a football ticket previously to 2014.
Of course, there is still a chance the Georgia athletic board could decide to stand pat on their ticket prices, but the benefit of increasing the price now may be too valuable to let slip by. Although the 2017 season ended without a national championship, Georgia appears to be well-situated to be a regular national title contender for the next couple of seasons and fans will be itching to get in the stadium for a game if they can.
Georgia will play home games against Austin Peay, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Auburn, UMass, and Georgia Tech this upcoming season. The 2019 season will see home games against Notre Dame, Arkansas State and Murray State in non-conference play and Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina and Texas A&M in SEC play.