G-Day at Athens


Sanford Stadium during Georgia Bulldog game

Catherine Lysaught, Staff Writer

Saturday, April 21 is G-Day in Athens, marking the beginning of the Georgia Bulldog’s football season. The game is at Sanford Stadium from 4 to 8 PM and admission to the game will be free. G-Day is the annual scrimmage held in Athens to kick off the season and offer fans a first look at this seasons players.

The G-Day game generally draws a large crowd and with the recent renovations and currently limited seating, the game will be even more full. In order to combat the expected overcrowding, the UGA staff is implementing a pass system. “Upon entrance, you will receive a commemorative pass with a seating section. We ask that you sit in this section to help us as we manage what we expect to be a near-capacity crowd” (UGA Athletic Website).

UGA is encouraging fans to come out and support the Bulldogs as well as to enjoy the weather. The weather for the game, according to The National Weather Service will be in the high 70s and there is a 0% chance of rain for Saturday. For fans who are unable to come to the game, the event will be televised by ESPN and 95.5FM will be covering the game on the radio.

Sanford Stadium will be open starting at 1 pm and they will be holding events leading up to kickoff. “At 1:15 p.m., an alumni flag football game will be played between more than 60 UGA football lettermen” (Dawg Nation.com). Starting at 2:45 before the game, the Georgia Bulldog team will be doing their Dawg Walk, their celebration of players and their mascot, Uga.

The Bulldogs are introducing many new players to their roster this upcoming season and all fans are encouraged to come and watch the game.