'Modest' increase for Tech season-ticket prices

Georgia Tech’s season-ticket prices will increase from 2012 levels but will be lower than prices from the 2011 season, associate athletic director for sales and fan experience Rick Thorpe said. The ticket office is preparing to release season-ticket information next week. Thorpe called the increase "modest."

Last year, the base price for season tickets was $249 with the better sections in Bobby Dodd Stadium requiring an additional donation to the TECH Fund. In 2011, when Georgia, Clemson and Virginia Tech headlined the home schedule, the base price was $350 with the lowest TECH Fund donation level at $75. A discounted season ticket in the upper north end zone section was available for $280.

The 2013 schedule will not have Clemson, as the Yellow Jackets will play a second consecutive road game against the Tigers to place them on the even-year home schedule. Tech will play North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia Tech in ACC competition and Georgia, Elon and Alabama A&M in nonconference games. The 2011 home opponents were Clemson, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Kansas and Western Carolina.

The ticket office, undoubtedly, is hoping to build on optimism based off of Tech’s Sun Bowl win and a team that returns 15 starters.

Thorpe said that every seat will be less expensive than the 2011 pricing. New athletic director Mike Bobinski was involved in the decision, Thorpe said.

“He wants to thank our season-ticket holders, let them know they’re valued and appreciated,” Thorpe sad.

Thorpe said that fans who renew their season tickets by certain deadlines will have the chance to win various prizes and "behind-the-scenes opportunities."