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Post UGA-GT won’t be playing at the Dome

Wednesday October 14, 2009

The idea hit the news a week ago, but Damon Evans stated yesterday that Georgia and Georgia Tech will not open the 2011 season at the Georgia Dome.

The sticking point seemed to be the loss of a home game for Georgia. Many of us originally assumed that the neutral site game would simply take the place of Tech’s turn to host the game in 2011. The proposal actually called for the series to resume at Tech in 2012 meaning that Georgia would go two seasons without a home game against Tech.

From the Tech perspective the deal was attractive because it would spread out attractive home games across different seasons and, presumably, level out ticket sales form year to year. Currently Tech hosts Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Georgia in the same year, and the home schedule in the even-numbered years is much less attractive to prospective ticket buyers.

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