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Ticket prices skyrocket for Bulldogs' championship game

True freshman quarterback Jake Fromm will look to lead Georgia to its first national championship since 1980 next Monday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium/(CTSY: ESPN)

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Immediately after Sony Michel dashed into the endzone in the second overtime of the Rose Bowl against Oklahoma, Bulldog fans accepted a new reality for the first time since 1980.

The Georgia Bulldogs are going to play for a national championship.

The Bulldogs will face the Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday, Jan. 8, in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the College Football Playoff championship game. Tickets have been on sale since last night and are costing as much as $15,000 each on Ticketmaster and $25,000 on StubHub.

The cheapest tickets are still starting at around $1900 on both sites.

Vivid Seats has tickets starting around $1700 and going over $100,000 for this SEC showdown.

TicketIQ says this game has the highest ticket prices for any game since 2011, when TicketIQ first started tracking that data.

Georgia will be playing for its first national title since 1980 when Vince Dooley led the Bulldogs to a championship against Notre Dame. Alabama, on the other hand, has had much more recent success winning national championships. The Crimson Tide have won four of the last eight college football championships, most recently in 2015 over Clemson.

Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Jan. 8.


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