This Labor Day weekend, FinTrust will be a house divided as #2 Clemson and #5 Georgia line-up for the football season opener. The Athens office will be barking loudly for the Dawgs and hoping the late, great, Leonard’s Loser will smile down on them with some old-time hometown bias, as the betting lines currently favor Clemson. Meanwhile, the Anderson and Greenville offices will be mostly All-In on Clemson, except for the Carolina fans of both the Garnet and Blue varieties.
Jag challenged the investment team to calculate ticket price inflation, as he still holds a $2 ticket stub from the 1937 Georgia-Clemson game. The face value of the ticket for 2021 ranged from $100-$300. If we use the upper deck prices, then the 84-year inflation rate checks in at 4.7%. Unfortunately, we doubt the 1937 stadium had an upper deck, so we are forced to use the $300 face value ticket and report that ticket price inflation between 2021 and 1937 has checked in at 6.1% per year.