In an unprecedented move (well I don't ever remember it), Georgia Tech made tickets for the game against rival Clemson half price.
Yet, $20 tickets did not improve attendance.
The announced attendance was 6,219 for the Saturday afternoon game about the same as previous ACC games.
With nearly 3,000 empty seats the lost revenue in tickets sales alone was at least $104k . This figure does not include seat licenses, concessions, parking, or merchandise which is sure to double the amount.
The Yellow Jackets lost to the Tigers setting them back to 3-6 in the ACC. Tech must now win five of their final eight games plus at least one game in the ACC Tournament to be eligible for any postseason tournament.
Running total of lost ticket sales revenue:
UGA $86,310 lost without a full arena
Sav. St $24,195 lost without 75% full arena
Mercer $15,980 lost without 75% full arena
Charlotte $22,500 lost without 75% full arena
UNC $37,310 lost without a full arena
Wake Forest $109,515 lost without a full arena
Va Tech $118,895 lost without a full arena
Maryland $102,690 lost without a full arena
Clemson $104,020 lost without a full arena
TOTAL $621,415 in ticket sales alone
Paul Hewitt quotes to the media after the Clemson loss
Paul Hewitt talks after the loss to Clemson