Georgia will have 8,000 visitor tickets for its 2017 game at Notre Dame, according to an unsigned draft of the agreement obtained through an open records request Friday.
Each visiting team has the option to purchase 8,000 tickets for the home-and-home series, which will be played at Notre Dame in 2017 and in Athens in 2019.
The series was announced by both schools on Thursday.
The series can be canceled without penalty due to discontinuance of the NCAA in its current form or if a party becomes obligated to play more regular-season games against conference-designated opponents. The agreement specifically mentions Notre Dame’s obligation to play five games against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.
If the series is canceled, the canceling party is obligated to pay up to $2 million in liquidated damages, depending on the timeframe of the cancelation. If canceled more than two years before the scheduled date of the canceled game, the canceling party pays $150,000.
If notice is received more than one year and less than two years before the scheduled game, the canceling party pays $500,000.
If canceled less than one year before the scheduled game date, the fee increases to $1 million. The sum increases to $2 million if the 2017 game is already completed.
Georgia has had three home-and-home series canceled since 2010. In 2010, Georgia canceled a 2011-2012 home-and-home series with Louisville to face Boise State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. The $600,000 buyout was paid by the Chick-fil-A Bowl and ESPN. Georgia’s 2014-2016 home-and-home series with Oregon was canceled by mutual agreement in 2010.
Ohio State canceled games set for 2020 and 2021 in 2012.
Georgia completes its home-and-home series with Clemson this season.