Georgia Tech season tickets go on sale

Atlanta, Ga. — The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take the field at the start of their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday, November 19, 2016. SPECIAL/Daniel Varnado

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Atlanta, Ga. — The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take the field at the start of their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday, November 19, 2016. SPECIAL/Daniel Varnado

After holding per-game prices steady for the past two seasons, Georgia Tech will increase season ticket prices by as much as 22 percent. The athletic department opened its season-ticket sales window Thursday, two days after the ACC finalized the league schedule.

Donation levels to the A-T Fund, which vary with different sections of Bobby Dodd Stadium, remain the same from 2016.

The seven-game home schedule is fairly attractive, and the package notably includes the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game on Labor Day against Tennessee in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Perhaps the biggest benefit this season of purchasing a season ticket is that it will guarantee a seat at that Sept. 4 game, which will be just the second college game played in the $1.5 billion edifice.

Tech has an allocation of 30,000 tickets, a total that has a chance to be completely consumed by season-ticket holders and other groups such as the marching band, player guests and staff.

Including student tickets, Tech sold 31,789 season tickets for the 2016 season, a decline of about eight percent from 2015.

The increase in the ticket price is largely because of the inclusion of the kickoff game ticket in the package. The face value of those tickets ranges from $80 to $205.

Opponents at Bobby Dodd Stadium are Jacksonville State, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Georgia.

The least expensive season ticket is in the “Gold Zone” in the upper north deck, which will be $300. That’s a 22 percent increase from the 2016 price. Tickets that don’t require a donation to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund — which covers seats in the upper north and on the edges of both the upper and lower decks in the east and west stands, are $395. Season tickets are available for $270 for alumni who have graduated since December 2012.

The most expensive tickets (not counting suites) are in the club section seats between the 35-yard lines, which sold out in 2016. They cost $1,145, including a $700 donation to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund.

More information is available on the Tech ticket website or by calling 1-888-832-4849.