Buyer’s market for Georgia Tech-Clemson tickets

Nearly 40,000 fans attended Georgia Tech's season opener  Sept. 1, 2018, against the Alcorn State at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.
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Nearly 40,000 fans attended Georgia Tech's season opener Sept. 1, 2018, against the Alcorn State at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

Credit: Michael Chang

Credit: Michael Chang

The good news for Georgia Tech’s ticket office is that student tickets for Saturday’s game against No. 3 Clemson have sold out. The bad news for the ticket office is that demand for tickets in the rest of Bobby Dodd Stadium is considerably lower.

As of Friday, the lowest-priced ticket available on Stubhub was $32. The average price for sold tickets as of Thursday was $48. Given that face value for the lowest-priced ticket is $45, it is a buyer's market. According to Stubhub, 26 percent of ticket purchasers were from South Carolina, an indication that the Tigers should have plenty of support.

For the Tech-Clemson game in 2016, a Thursday night contest, the average price for sold tickets through Stubhub was $95, nearly twice as much as the average for Saturday’s game.

The attendance for that game was 53,932, close to the capacity mark of 55,000. It would not be a surprise if Saturday’s attendance were considerably lower.

Attendance for the season opener against Alcorn State was 39,719, which was the lowest attendance for a Tech home game since 2012, and almost 10,000 lower than Tech’s 2015 game against Alcorn State.

Fans can purchase tickets through Tech here.

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