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Sanford Stadium, Athens

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Sanford Stadium is the on-campus playing venue for football at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, United States (also known as UGA). The 92,746-seat stadium is the tenth-largest stadium in the NCAA. Architecturally, the stadium is known for its numerous expansions over the years that have been carefully planned to fit with the existing "look" of the stadium. The view of Georgia's campus and rolling hills from the open west end-zone has led many to refer to Sanford Stadium as college football's "most beautiful on-campus stadium", while the surrounding pageantry has made it noteworthy as one of college football's "best, loudest, and most intimidating atmospheres". Games played there are said to be played "between the hedges" due to the field being surrounded by privet hedges, which have been a part of the design of the stadium since it opened in 1929. The current hedges were planted in 1996 after the originals were taken out to accommodate soccer tournament for the 1996 Summer Olympics.

The stadium is the 11th largest stadium in the United States and the 17th-largest such stadium in the world. Unlike most stadiums that have artificial playing surfaces, Sanford Stadium from the outset had, and continues to have, a natural grass surface, planted with Tifton 419 Bermuda Grass.

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  • Been a football season ticket holder dating to when Hershel Owned the House--and the SEC. The food's gotten better and more varied, and the scoreboard is a technical marvel--one of the best in the...  more »
  • GO DAWGS!! Hubby and I stopped by on our way out of town to get a few pics!! Beautiful Fall foliage surrounding Stadium.  more »
  • The stadium was great, but very crowded due to a sold out game. The only negative was the heat, but they had mist tents to help you cool off. Overall great experience, can't wait to go back!!
  • I'm a UGA grad but this was my first ever Bulldogs game. The stadium is fantastic!! Easy to access, great support staff and well prepared for the crowd. Recommend. 😊
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