The University of Georgia’s new electronic ticketing system for football games, scheduled to be implemented this fall, may mean some empty seats since students will be unable to give away their unused tickets to other students.
According to the Red and Black, the university’s independent student newspaper, a donation bank, where students can place their unused tickets, won’t be in place until 2010 at the earliest. Football tickets are loaded onto a student’s MyID student card. With the new system, students will not be able to sell their tickets or give them to friends. “Your ID has to match you,” said one university official.
Another Southeastern Conference school, the University of Alabama, has also implemented an electronic ticketing system, but allows students to donate their unused tickets.