If you are heading to Athens, GA this weekend for Georgia’s annual G-Day spring football game on Saturday, be in the know about what’s going on. We have a schedule of activities for the weekend as well as Sanford Stadium and parking info plus G-Day Red Team and Black Team/spring football rosters.
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T.V. AND RADIO BROADCAST INFO
The G-Day game will be televised on the SEC Network, with Dave Neal and UGA alumni Matt Stinchcomb calling the spring game from the booth and Maria Taylor reporting from the sidelines. You can also find coverage on the Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network from IMG with Scott Howard and Eric Zeier providing the play-by-play and Chuck Dowdle providing commentary from the sideline.
G-Day has traditionally included a canned food drive in behalf of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. This year, in lieu of bringing canned goods to the game, fans are asked to consider making monetary donations to the Food Bank at the United Healthcare display from 11:00 a.m. until kickoff. Donations will be accepted at Gates 6 and 7 and outside at Gate 10 underneath the bridge.
Additionally, fans will also be encouraged to help continue UGA’s drive to build a handicapped-accessible home for former Southern University football player Devon Gales, who suffered a career-ending spinal injury at Sanford Stadium in 2015. Donations can be made by texting “Devon” to the following number – (706) 204-1707 – or by writing a personal check, made payable to the Devon Gales House Construction Fund, and mailing to the following address:
1 Selig Circle
Butts-Mehre Hall, Room 402
Athens, GA 30603
Attn: Bryant Gantt
At halftime, fans attending G-Day can expect to be introduced to UGA’s incoming class of 2017 signees. Additional activities during a packed, 12-minute intermission include: the Region’s Bank Cash Catch, where two lucky fans will compete for cash and prizes by attempting to catch passes from Bulldog alumni QBs D.J. Shockley and David Greene; and the Academy Punt, Pass or Kick promotion, when one lucky fan will win up to a $500 gift card to Academy Sports & Outdoors, and additional fans could win $50 gift cards to Academy.
G-DAY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Friday, April 21
7:00 p.m. – Baseball vs. Vanderbilt, game one
Saturday, April 22
11:00 a.m. – Sanford Stadium Opens
11:30 a.m. – Alumni Flag Football Game
1:00 p.m. – Dawg Walk
2:00 p.m. – G-Day Spring Football Game
Halftime – Regions Bank Cash Catch (Enter Contest)
2:00 p.m. – Baseball vs. Vanderbilt, game two
6:00 p.m. – Baseball vs. Vanderbilt, game three
Sunday, April 23
Note: Game three of the Georgia baseball team’s series with Vanderbilt has been moved to Saturday at 2:00 p.m. ET due to possible inclement weather. The Diamond Dogs will play games two and three in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
PARKING INFO FOR G-DAY
Campus parking lots will open at 7:00 a.m.
Outside of a few reserved lots, parking is open and available on a first come, first-serve basis for any of the day’s campus events. Please see the parking map for the reserved parking lot locations.
Do not set up tailgates in parking spaces – remember, we want to accommodate as many fans as possible again this year. Also, you may not save spaces for other cars.
Your usual football parking location may not be available – campus Residence Hall parking lots will not be disrupted for G-Day.
Parking staff will be on hand to let you know if a lot is closed and where the closest availability is located.
Reserved Lots (permit access only):
Clark Howell – S02
Tate Center Surface Lot
Tate Center Parking Deck
Sanford Drive/Field Street/Physics/Chemistry – S01
East Campus Road Pit Lot – E12
Handicap Locations (must have state provided handicap permit or license plate):
Tate Center Surface Lot and Tate Center Parking Deck
East Campus Road Parking Lot
East Campus Parking Deck
Shuttle Bus Services:
Bus Shuttle will run from East Campus Parking Deck beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Bus Shuttle will run from Intramural Fields beginning at 10:00 a.m.
CLICK HERE for additional parking info.
SANFORD STADIUM SEATING AND ADMISSION INFO
All stadium gates will be open, beginning at 11:00 a.m. and admission to Georgia’s G-Day spring football game is free.
Seating throughout the stadium is general admission, with the following exceptions:
Sections 126 & 127, Rows 1 – 12
Sections 221- 226
A capacity crowd is expected. Please move to the center of the row and do not reserve groups of seats.
All levels of the stadium will be open, with available concessions and restrooms open in all locations.
First Aid rooms will open and staffed throughout the game. Rooms can be found near Sections 119, 138, 203 and 229.
For additional information on the University of Georgia’s football policies and proceduares, CLICK HERE.
2017 GEORGIA FOOTBALL SPRING ROSTER
CLICK HERE for the spring rosters for the 2017 Georgia football team.