Georgia refunding season-ticket holders for Vanderbilt game cancellation, may seek SEC relief
Georgia’s regular-season finale against Vanderbilt was canceled, and now, the school is trying to make it right with its season-ticket holders, who won’t get to attend another game at Sanford Stadium in 2020.
On Thursday, Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald reported that Georgia is refunding “approximately $1.8 million” to season-ticket holders. It also may seek “relief” from the SEC, as the game had previously been scheduled for Dec. 5 before getting postponed due to Vanderbilt struggling to reach a suitable number of available players on its roster for various reasons.
“I think we’ll certainly bring that to the attention of the conference,” athletic director Greg McGarity said Thursday, per Weiszer. “I’m sure we’ll seek some type of consideration at the proper time in light of what happened, not anything related to what we’ve done. We certainly hope there’s some consideration given, but that process hasn’t started yet.”
McGarity also stated that Georgia president Jere Morehead would need to back that request and get support from the other 13 schools in the SEC.
The Bulldogs weren’t able to find a replacement game for this weekend (which the SEC tried to help them do), so last Saturday’s win at Missouri turned out to be their regular-season finale. They hadn’t played a game at home since beating Mississippi State on Nov. 21.
Georgia is likely going to play in a bowl game, so it will have one more matchup this season, although it’s not yet known where and when that will be.