The Georgia Institute of Technology first fielded a football team in 1892 as the Blacksmiths. Their first game against the University of Georgia resulted in Tech's first win, and the ire of the Bulldog's fans helped spark a rivalry known now only as “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate”. The Yellow Jackets would have great success in the first part of the 20th century through to the '60s under legendary coaches John Heisman, William Alexander, and Bobby Dodd. With 3 National Championships and 13 Conference titles under these coaches, Georgia Tech then began to struggle in the '70s and '80s. Bobby Ross' arrival in 1987 would bring the Yellow Jackets back to form for another National Championship in 1990 and 2 ACC Titles. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football tickets.
2015 Georgia Tech Season Preview
Paul Johnson comes into his 7th season as the Yellow Jackets head coach in an ACC that has never been more competitive. 2013 saw the Jackets end a couple big plays away from beating almost every team on their schedule. With sophomore Justin Thomas orchestrating Georgia Tech’s option offense, there is much reason to believe that they will be even more dangerous this season. Thomas will be dishing the ball to a group of 6 senior running backs headlined by Charles Perkins and Tony Zenon. The Ramblin’ Wreck will also sport one of the top secondary’s in the ACC with a unit that returns Isaiah Johnson. The key games of the year for Georgia Tech will likely be their first 4 ACC matchups. The Yellow Jackets travel to Virginia Tech and North Carolina, and will face Duke and Miami at home. Look for Georgia Tech to win more than one of those games, and for them to be serious contenders for the ACC Coastal crown.
Check out our Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Season Preview History page for previews of previous Yellow Jackets seasons.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football at Bobby Dodd Stadium Address: 150 Bobby Dodd Way Atlanta, Georgia, 30332
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets play their home games at the 55,000 seat capacity Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Attend a Georgia Tech home game and you'll hear the crowd sing “Up with the White and Gold” as they cheer on their beloved “Ramblin' Wreck”. A game against Georgia is an experience every football fan should have. Who could forget the 1999 Georgia-Georgia Tech game, which the Yellow Jackets won in overtime after trying for a field goal on 3rd down, having it blocked, recovering it, and re-kicking it to win 51-48? The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets home bench is on the Bobby Dodd Stadium sideline with sections 101-111. Bobby Dodd Stadium parking information is covered in our Yellow Jackets event guide.
Georgia Tech vs. Georgia
It’s just some “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” but so far it’s the Bulldogs that are coming out victorious most of the time. The universities were founded over a century apart, but the hate is embedded in everything, including both school’s fight songs. If you’re a Georgia Tech fan, you love to sign “To hell with Georgia!” and this game is the best place to do it. The Ramblin’ Wreck season isn’t complete without a win over Georgia.
Georgia Tech in the BCS National Championship, Bowl Games, and ACC Championship
The Yellow Jackets, aka The Engineers, have been winning games since 1892 and are still going strong today. With an improbable 40 plus bowl games under their belt the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have racked up eight conference championships covering the ACC and SEC. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the ACC Championship Game.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Event Guide
Does my child need a ticket to attend a Georgia Tech home football game?
Children under two years of age are allowed in without a ticket, but must sit on the lap of their parent during the game.
When do the gates open prior to a Georgia Tech home football game?
Gates open 1.5 hours prior to kickoff.
Where is the best place to eat in Atlanta before a Georgia Tech football game?
Yeah! Burger is just north of campus and features good ingredient burgers. Star Provisions has a huge menu of everything from sandwiches, to foie gras to lamb as is right by the campus as well.