There will be no shortage of star power in Athens, Ga. this weekend when UGA hosts Alabama at Sanford Stadium, and history has already been made before Saturday’s kickoff. For the first time in 72 consecutive games, the Crimson Tide begin their week as the underdogs.
On Monday morning, UGA opened as a one-point favorite over Alabama, marking the first instance the Crimson Tide have been on the short end of the spread since the 2009 SEC Championship Game against Florida. The shift in momentum doesn’t end just there, either – ticket prices on the secondary market are the highest for any UGA home game since at least 2010.
According to TiqIQ, the average secondary market price for Georgia vs Alabama tickets is now $493.79, the only game at Sanford Stadium to hold an average above $400 since 2010, when TiqIQ started keeping track of secondary market data. The game is 36.3% above the previous high-priced game, last year’s matchup against Auburn. That game had an average of $362.24, the only other game to exceed a $300 average.
However this weekend’s game could have even been more expensive, as it’s down 20.3% from last Saturday’s average of $620.07. Currently the cheapest ticket for the game is listed for $292.
Alabama is a 2' point dog to Georgia. That is the first time they have been an underdog in 73 games dating back to 2009 SEC title game.
— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) September 28, 2015
— By Ralph Garcia special for SECCountry.com