The University of Georgia received 53,522 tickets for the upcoming Chick-fil-A College Kickoff against Boise State, Sicemdawgs.com has learned after obtaining a copy of the game contract.
Boise State received 7,500 tickets while Peach Bowl, Inc. received 993 tickets. The Georgia Dome seats 71,228 for football, so that leaves 9,213 tickets that will likely go to sponsors, Chick-fil-A Bowl renewal buyers and other sources. Listed below is a breakdown of the tickets for the Bulldogs and Broncos:
|2011 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff Ticket Breakdown|
|Upper Level Student||3,500||0|
|Lower Level Student||2,500||0|
The image below depicts the seating locations for both Georgia and Boise State. Click on the image to view the larger version:
As you can see, the Bulldogs have the majority of the lower level and the entire upper level. Student ticket locations are to be determined. The contract stipulates that UGA will receive their ticket allotment no later than the first week of July.
The Dawgs will be on the South sideline, will wear their red home jerseys and will occupy the Visitors locker room. Boise State will be on the North sideline, will wear blue home jerseys and will occupy the Atlanta Falcons locker room.
Other details from the contract:
- Georgia will receive $1.7 million for playing the game. In addition, Peach Bowl, Inc. will pay the University of Louisville $500,000 to compensate for the cancellation of Georgia’s originally scheduled game with Louisville in 2011.
- Pending agreement of both schools, beer will be available for sale, but sales will be cut off at the end of halftime.
- On-field and Replay Officials will be from the SEC.
- Pending approval of both coaches, both schools will allow their teams to participate in official team walks during the FanZone event prior to the game.
The game will be nationally televised by ESPN on Saturday, September 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET (Buy Tickets).