Georgia Throwdown ticket sales higher than expected

Georgia Throwdown organizer Sam Shugart at a Dougherty County Rotary event in 2012. / File

After months of planning, the Georgia Throwdown is almost here and organizer Sam Shugart says things are coming together just as he planned.

Shugart says building on the main stage is set to begin on Wednesday and ticket sales are already higher than they thought. Dozens of vendors have been selling the passes and Shugart says they don't have a number yet but it should be in the thousands.

Three day passes are set at $85 and one day passes are $45 -- and while Shugart says that's a steal, others aren't as quick to agree.

Father of four Ryan Rowe says although the big names may entice some people, it's just not possible with all of the expenses fatherhood brings. Others like Courtney Brooks say with the economy how it is and gas prices as high as they've been, there's just no way around it.

However, some people like Ron Eaton think people choose how they spend their money and there will be plenty of willing buyers.

Shugart says no matter what happens, he's not worried about the turnout and considers the event a success.

So what do you think, is $85 for all three days a possibility for you this weekend?