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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. 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. 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 for the 1996 Summer Olympics.The stadium is the 11th largest stadium in the United States and the 18th-largest such stadium in the world.HistoryThe stadium is named for Dr. Steadman Vincent Sanford, an early major force behind UGA athletics. Sanford arrived at the University of Georgia as an English instructor in 1903. He later became the faculty representative to the athletics committee and would eventually become president of the University and Chancellor of the entire University System of Georgia. In 1911, he moved the university's football venue from its first location, Herty Field, to a location at the center of campus which was named Sanford Field in his honor.
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  • The 11th largest stadium in the United States, within the urban college camps, and seating a little under 100,000. This is a beautiful camps with approximately 36,000 students.  more »
  • Located in the middle of UGA Campus and the Historic Downtown area of Athens Georgia this beautiful stadium, home of "between the hedges", has seen some of the greatest college players of all time. Ve...  more »
  • The venue keeps getting better and better. I have been here for several football games as a spectator as well and working concessions for my kids HS band. The new West end upgrades are going to make i...  more »
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  • GA BULLDOGS!!! Clean and Safe, great venue, food, drink, killer team, whats not to love? I had a blast and will definetly be back. Lots of stadium seating each with a great view of the field and giant screen in the endzones.
  • Love going over for any game in the fall. Beautiful stadium that just gets prettier every year. The concourses were too crowded particularly on the north side, but the additions have made getting around much more comfortable.
  • GO GEORGIA BULLDOGS this place is my home i grew up here every Saturday and there is absolutely nothing better than a Saturday in Athens. My favorite part about the stadium is how we have a bunch of DGD's standing down there between the hedges getting ready to pound the rock, attack the day, and keep chopping wood. We will get em next year by god. As long as we beat Florida, Tech, Tennessee, and Auburn honestly I'm a happy camper. Thanks to kirby smart for invigorating the entire DAWGNATION. Thanks to Nick Chubb and Sony Michel for being the greatest RB duo in football history. love yall dawg nation. see yall september 1st vs Austin Peay State we are gonna whoop sum fanny. Go Dawgs.
  • Go Dawgs!!! Been to a lot of game at a lot of different stadium and this one takes the cake! The energy and view from in this stadium is mind blowing. I wonder how any team could play against UGA and expect to win in that hardcore fan powered atmosphere. Be prepared for a great time if attending a game here! Make sure you do some hardcore tailgating/pregaming because the stadium doesn't allow or sell alcohol. If you've never been to a game here it's a definite unknown bucklist type event!!
  • Gooooooo DAWGS!!! Words can't describe how I feel about this place. Love it!!!

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