One of the cardinal sins of buying event tickets on the secondary market is purchasing them too early. There’s a real time supply/demand dynamic at play here, and this weekend’s SEC Championship Game between Georgia and LSU is not immune to it.
Tickets are currently going for as low as $166.25 (plus applicable transaction and shipping charges) on StubHub, which is actually a good bit lower than what they were going for last weekend.
It’s hard to say exactly what’s at play here. It’s entirely possible that some UGA fans are staying away because they don’t want to drop serious coin on a game they fear an anemic Bulldog offense will find a way to lose. It’s also possible that LSU fans, confident their team will be playing in a CFB Playoff semifinal regardless of the outcome Saturday, are keeping their budgetary powder dry for either a return trip to Atlanta for the Peach or Arizona for the Fiesta.
No matter the cause, as Ferris said, if you have the means I’d suggest you pick one up. Georgia has benefitted this season from a raucous home crowd (most notably against Notre Dame, whose five false start penalties were a critical part of that win). A strongly pro-UGA crowd could go a long way toward similarly gumming up the works for LSU’s high octane offense. The Red and Black defense can use all the help it can get on that score so, if your plans and finances allow, pick some up, request overnight delivery, and . . .