Record payout by UGA for football game vs. Charlotte

AUG. 31 - Georgia will open the 2019 season on the road – in an SEC game at Vanderbilt. Sept. 7 - Georgia will face Murray State for the first time since 1945, a UGA win. SEPT. 14 - In its second home game, Georgia faces Arkansas State for the third time ever. Georgia is 2-0. SEPT. 21 - Notre Dame plays in Athens for the first time ever. The teams met in South Bend in 2017. OCT. 5 - After a bye week, Georgia goes to Tennessee. The Bulldogs are 9-10-1 at Neyland Stadium. OCT. 12 - The Bulldogs face South

Georgia’s 2025 home game against Charlotte is not going to come cheaply.

The UGA Athletic Association will pay the 49ers $1.9 million to visit Sanford Stadium on Nov. 22, 2025, according to the contract Charlotte provided in response to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s open-records request.

That’s highest payout ever paid by Georgia to bring in a non-conference opponent to Athens. The Bulldogs believe it’s a pretty good deal.

“We’re looking down the road,” Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said. “A lot of schools are (paying) that figure now, and this game is six years down the road. It’s pretty similar to what we’re all doing around the country.”

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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.