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Bulldogs Set To Unveil Sanford Stadium South Side Improvements Saturday

ATHENS, Ga. --- The University of Georgia Athletic Association reminds football fans about the improvements that have been made to Sanford Stadium’s South side in anticipation for this Saturday’s opener, including the ticketed area on the Gillis bridge.

In order for the new gates to be installed weekly, the bridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday and will reopen following each game.

The Bulldogs’ home facility has been undergoing a two-phase $68.5 million improvement. The completion of phase one will be unveiled when Georgia plays host to UT Martin. Phase two is on pace to be completed prior to the 2024 season.

Here is a breakdown of the improvements:

  • New location for Gate 1 and Gate 9. These gates will now be on the bridge as a portion of the bridge on the West side will now be inside the stadium and a ticketed area on game days

  • Gate 9 will now have two entry points: 1) one entering on the bridge at the new gate 9 plaza 2) one entering at the top of the 100 level

  • Connection of the South 100 concourse and the West Endzone plaza

  • Addition of Grab & Go concession options at Gate 6 and Gate 9 and additional concessions on the bridge for fans in the West Endzone

  • Upgraded seating alignment and more seats for disabled fans on the 100 level South concourse

  • The concourse from Gate 6 to Gate 9 has more than doubled in width

  • New larger and more spacious restrooms on the Gate 9 plaza, 100 level concourse and Gate 6 entry plaza, nearly doubling the overall fixture counts in these areas of the stadium

  • Family bathrooms added to the 100 level South concourse near Section 128

  • Addition of a sensory room at Section 128 for fans that may need a quiet space if sights and sounds in the stadium become overwhelming

Please contact the UGA Athletic Association Ticket Office with questions: 706-542-1231

The Bulldogs start the 2023 season with four consecutive home games. Georgia’s matchup with the Skyhawks will be featured on ESPN+/SECN+ at 6 p.m.


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