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Tech kicks Dawgs upstairs

June 17, 2003

Athens -- After Georgia's football team embarrassed rival Georgia Tech 51-7 in Athens last season, the Yellow Jackets are looking for every advantage they can get when the teams play again at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Nov. 29.

So much so, that Georgia Tech officials have put all but 785 of Georgia's 8,500 tickets in the upper deck of the newly renovated stadium.

Georgia tickets manager Freddy Jones says that two years ago, the Bulldogs got nearly four thousand lower-level tickets from Tech.

Jones says 446 of the lower-level tickets are being allocated to the Red Coat Marching Band, leaving only 339 for Georgia's season-ticket holders.

Scott McLaren, director of tickets at Georgia Tech, admits the Yellow Jackets wanted to get Georgia fans as far away from the field as possible.

Editor's note: Georgia is also expanding its stadium, which is expected to be complete by opening day, and will bring capacity to 91,780, the second highest in the SEC, after Tennessee.

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