Georgia’s previous high payout was $1.8 million, which it agreed three years ago to pay to Arkansas State to come to Sanford Stadium on Sept. 14 this year.
McGarity sees those prices only going up in the future.
“It’s tough just to find opponents to come play at your place, especially one that frequent plays a lot of SEC opponents,” he said.
Georgia and Charlotte agreed to the terms of the contract June 20. The deal was signed off on by Charlotte AD Mike Hill on June 24, and McGarity and UGA President Jere Morehead signed the contract July 15 and 19, respectively.
Charlotte joins UCLA and Georgia Tech as non-conference opponents for the 2025 season. The Bulldogs are still seeking a fourth.