After scoring a combined 81 points through the first two weeks of the season, UGA will face its most formidable competition yet this weekend when they welcome South Carolina to Sanford Stadium. But while the competition heats up, fans hoping to be on hand to watch the Dawgs Saturday will find that ticket prices on the secondary market are well below season average.
According to TiqIQ the average price for Georgia vs South Carolina tickets is $152.53. That marks a 41.8 percent drop below the season average of $262.26 across all seven remaining games at Sanford Stadium this season. However, it will still be somewhat pricey just to get in on Saturday, as the cheapest available ticket is now listed for $88.
Georgia and South Carolina will clash for the 68th time in history this weekend. The two teams have met each year since 1992, when South Carolina permanently entered the SEC. The Bulldogs have enjoyed more success in the rivalry historically (leading 47-18-2) but it has been the Gamecocks who have implemented a sense of dominance in recent years. Since 2010, South Carolina has gone 4-1 in the annual game. However, just one of those wins came in Athens, back in 2011.
In terms of ticket pricing, Saturday’s Week 3 matchup serves as the second least expensive game remaining on Georgia’s schedule at home this season. Only a Week 4 meeting with the Southern Jaguars is cheaper, with Georgia v Southern tickets currently averaging $96.16 and get-in price starting at $29.
Saturday’s game has experienced a considerable dropoff from the rivalry’s last visit to Sanford Stadium in 2013. That year tickets averaged $227.07, making this weekend’s game 32.8% cheaper on average. In fact, Saturday will be the cheapest game of the rivalry in Athens since 2010 when TiqIQ began tracking secondary market ticket data.
— By Ralph Garcia special for DawgNation