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Sanford Stadium to Undergo $63 Million in Renovations

ATHENS, Ga. –The University of Georgia Athletic Association announced at its quarterly meeting on Tuesday that Sanford Stadium will undergo hefty renovations starting in April, pending discussion with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents on March 15 in Atlanta. The project will include a new elevated plaza for fans to view the Dawg Walk, relocation of locker rooms to the west side of the stadium, a recruitment room to host football team prospects, updates to concessions and restrooms, and a larger video board, among other changes. If construction…

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Wet Weather Washes Wednesday Walloping

After nearly a month and a half without rain, the storms have finally moved in and soaked all of North East Georgia. Which is great for most of us! Unless you have a once in a lifetime chance to play football in Sanford Stadium Wednesday. Case in point: the UGA Intramural Flag Football Finalists. These talented athletic amateurs have competed against the best of the best that UGA has to offer in flag football prowess to earn a chance to compete for the ultimate prize: The Flag Football Championship. The…

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Shredded Shrubbery Sparks Sullen Students Saturday

It was a scene we have all seen too often in Sanford Stadium. With UGA’s narrow lead dwindling in the fourth quarter, Georgia Tech Running Back Qua Searcy ran for a six yard touchdown to seal the late game victory for the Yellow Jackets. As time expired, joyous Tech players stormed the field to celebrate their victory. But the gridiron giants did more than just revel in their victory, they caused significant damage to the field. Players tore chunks of the infamous Chinese privet hedges that have enclosed the field at…

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Light Up Sanford This Saturday

An already tradition-rich establishment added a new tradition last year.  The Redcoat Band prompted a movement called “Light Up Sanford” last season for fans in Sanford Stadium to turn their phone lights on when the fourth quarter began and the band played “Krypton.”  The end result?  Sanford Stadium lit up.  Now the Redcoat Band is calling fans to do it again this Saturday, against the Auburn Tigers. “I think it was awesome,” senior linebacker Ryne Rankin said.  “It was a great experience seeing Sanford come alive like that.” In what started…

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Sanford Stadium; No More Free Refills Highlight Changes

Athens, GA– The heat and the score weren’t the only things that fans were complaining about after the Georgia Bulldogs football game against Nicholls State on September 10. The UGA Athletic Association will no longer offer free refills on souvenir cups at concession stands inside the stadium. UGA Assistant Director of Marketing and Athletic Association member John Bateman is hoping the loss of free refills will help keep the concession stand lines shorter. Bateman says they dropped the additional refills because “it was not proving to be the experience they…

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Will Kirby Smart fill Sanford for G-Day?

ATHENS, GA — Georgia’s annual spring football game, G-Day, is going to be a special game this year. For the first time in 15 years, Georgia is led by a new head coach, Kirby Smart. Kirby Smart has big plans for the football program. At Tuesday’s Athletic Association Board Meeting, he said one of his top priorities is to sell out G-Day, a feat that has never been done at Georgia. A stadium filled to maximum capacity for spring games are very rare. Last year, Georgia reported having a crowd of 46,815,…

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UGA Fan’s Picture Day Saturday

  You’ve seen them on the field, but now you have the chance to stand side by side with them. This Saturday is the annual UGA Fan’s Picture Day. “I actually really liked it because you go to the games, you seen them playing on the field and you see them on TV but actually being down there with them on the field was actually pretty cool, ” said one UGA fan, Kristin Hash. Leland Barrow at the UGA Athletic Association told us just how special this day is for…

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UGA Coaches Look to Finalize Starters After Scrimmage

Reporting: Brian Stewart Athens, Ga – The Georgia Bulldogs are holding another preseason scrimmage tonight, Wednesday, in Sanford Stadium. The coaches are beginning to finalize which players will be suiting up in game one at Clemson. They haven’t figured it out quite yet, but every player out there is under the microscope today. There are lots of questions surrounding the team this season, especially on the defensive side of the ball. This will be the first time that the first string will go up and face the scout team, who…

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Thomas Rhett Talks About 2013 Night Train Tour

The Classic City is counting down the hours until country music comes to Sanford Stadium! Singer Thomas Rhett called Grady NewSource reporter Mamie Shepherd on his way to Athens for the big concert on Saturday. Don’t miss Thomas at the Georgia Theatre for the “After the Show at Sanford Stadium” on Saturday night!

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Tailgate with the Team & Jason Aldean Concert Coverage

Last night, the UGA Bulldog football team and head coach Mark Richt welcomed students out to “Tailgate with the Team”. The event was advertised as a pep rally for the UGA vs. Kentucky game this weekend. Students were surprised when a curtain onstage fell to reveal Jason Aldean and his band. Aldean performed a short concert for fans which was streamed live on his official website. The country star also announced we would be playing a concert, the first concert ever, in Sanford Stadium on April 13, 2013. Joining him…

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Jason Aldean to play Sanford Stadium

At UGA’s Tailgate with the Team pep rally tonight, Head Football Coach Mark Richt announced that Jason Aldean would be the first artist to play a concert in Sanford Stadium in spring 2013. Joining Aldean at this concert will also be headliners Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, and Thomas Rhett. Here’s the press release for the event. Aldean recently announced he will be the first country artist along with Miranda Lambert to play Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. JASON ALDEAN TO MAKE HISTORY WITH A CONCERT BETWEEN THE…

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