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Georgia Approves $63 Million Renovation to Sanford Stadium

Last week, UGA approved an overhaul to the west end of Sanford Stadium at a cost that will “not exceed $63 million.”

UGA plans on fundraising for the majority of the cost for the renovation, with $53 million coming from private funds and the rest coming from the athletic association’s reserves according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Georgia’s locker rooms are currently on the east end of Sanford Stadium. They will be rebuilt on the west end, and a recruiting area will be built next to it. A new plaza will be built adjacent to the current bridge, which overlooks the west side of the stadium. A 10,575 square foot recruiting pavilion with 500 seats will be built on top of the student section. The project is scheduled to take 17 months, and is expected to be complete by the summer of 2018. Other details of the project include:

  • The number of student seats will not change, but some may be relocated.

  • The current scoreboard will move 30 feet back toward the bridge.

  • The visiting team’s locker rooms will remain on the west end of the stadium.

  • The Dawg Walk will remain in the same place, but players now will not have to walk across the stadium field to get to the locker rooms on the east end.

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