UGA board approves "Young Alumni Ticket Program"

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UGA will introduce a “Young Alumni Ticket Program” in 2013. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, the UGA athletic board approved a new “Young Alumni Ticket Program” that will allow recent graduates (within the last 5 years) to obtain football season tickets.

The program starts in 2013 and the cost will be $40 per ticket. A donation to the Hartman Fund will not be required for the first year only. For the 2013 season, that will be a total of $240 since the Dawgs will have six home games.

In 2014, the ticket package will cost $280 since the Bulldogs have seven games at Sanford Stadium. No mention was made of the Florida game, so it’s not likely to be included in the package in any season.

The “Young Alumni” tickets will be pulled from the current student ticket allotment, which is currently around 18,000. Current students probably won’t miss those tickets because, as the AJC reports, the “…average scan rate of those tickets since 2009 has been 11,802.”

And as DawgsOnline points out, UGA will receive additional revenue for the “Young Alumni” tickets even without a Hartman Fund donation.

And though the school misses out on an initial donation from these recent alums, it still receives full face value for those tickets. The school will receive $448,000 a year in additional revenue (assuming a seven-game home schedule) by selling these 2,000 tickets at $40 face value rather than selling them to students at $8 per game.

Update (5/7/13)

The Georgia Bulldog Club has posted information on the Young Alumni Ticket Program. It appears the deadline has already passed for potential applicants to submit their info for the 2013 season.

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6 Comments

  1. Caleb Baty

    Feb 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    As a 2012 graduate of UGA this is very exciting! I attended every home game as a student and will continue to do so as a young alumni. Go Dawgs!

  2. Robert

    Feb 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    As a 2010 grad I too am excited. How do we get in on the action?

    • Kevin Kelley

      Feb 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

      UGA hasn’t announced any specifics yet. When they do we will post them.

  3. Jonathan Warren

    Mar 9, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Any updates on the young alumni tickets?

  4. Kevin Kelley

    May 7, 2013 at 10:19 am

    The Georgia Bulldog Club has posted information on the Young Alumni Ticket Program. It appears the deadline has already passed for potential applicants to submit their info for the 2013 season.

    Young Alumni Ticket Info

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