Georgia Tech Introduces New Ticket Pass To Draw More Football Fans
Georgia Tech is hoping to "appeal to young fans" by being the latest college football program to offer an alternative to traditional season tickets that provides a "seat for all six home games" that varies in location every game, according to Ken Sugiura of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The Stinger Mobile Pass will sell for $149 and gives fans the "opportunity to see games from a variety of vantage points." Iowa State, Kentucky and Northwestern are among the FBS schools to adopt a similar policy. GT hopes that fans "leery of the investment of a season ticket will find it inexpensive enough to be OK with not attending every game." Another thought is that the plan also could be a "gateway to buying standard season tickets." The school through Wednesday had "sold 310 Stinger packages ... and was hopeful that its popularity will grow in coming years." Traditional season-ticket sales are "tracking with numbers from 2016," when 27,999 packages were sold including student tickets. Just 23,344 season tickets had sold through Wednesday for this year, but sales "typically dip in even-numbered years, when Georgia is not on the home schedule." Additionally, student tickets, which have "accounted for about 6,000 tickets each of the past two years," just went on sale Wednesday (AJC.com, 8/23).