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UGA's Sanford Stadium To Get Major Renovations

Feb 15, 2017

  

The University of Georgia is not getting a new stadium, but it may just be the next best thing.

On Tuesday, Georgia's athletic board of directors gave the nod to a $63 million project for Sanford Stadium.

“The presidents of these schools realize what football and the success of the football can mean in more than just dollars.  I mean, it means better kids, it means your alumni comes,” said I.J. Rosenberg, the president of Score Atlanta, a sports marketing company.

The plan includes giving the Bulldogs a new and bigger locker room, adding restrooms and concession stands as well as a new plaza.

“You know, a lot of people say, ‘I don’t understand why you’ve got to spend another $60 million on the stadium, but you know, a lot of times that can lead to a lot more for the entire school,” said Rosenberg.

Officials say work is expected to start in April and will likely take nearly a year-and-a-half to complete.

Sanford Stadium debuted in 1929 and can hold nearly 93,000 people. 

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