Sanford Stadium History
Football played at this level is no joke, as Sanford Stadium is just one of those venues
that is always in the middle of one intense battle or another. The Georgia Bulldogs call Sanford Stadium home, and they have
to go up against some of the best programs in the nation when they take on the best the SEC has to offer, as this is a conference
where it's big boy football all the time. Once you're there soaking up the vibes of a great game loaded with twists, turns
and nail-biting moments, not to mention tens of thousands of screaming fans, you'll see that college football can't be contained
on your flatscreen at home.
The original structure was built in the late 1920s, but since that time the stadium has
seemed to grow forth from the famous hedges that line the stadium. The first expansion was completed in 1940 when lights were
added so the team could play their first night game. Over the years, there have been plenty of other renovations and now there
is a capacity of more than 92,000, giving it the scope to match the talent level on the football field and making it one of
the biggest venues in all of American sports. If it's been a while since you've seen the Bulldogs at Sanford, or if you never
have, it's definitely the time to change that.
Named for former University Chancellor and University
president, Dr. S.V. Sanford, the stadium is truly a unique place. It represents the history of great football and the funs
of seeing your favorite college team take the field and witnessing the crowd's reaction. Even though the stadium's appearance
has changed over the years, it has remained sacred ground for those who step foot on its turf or sit in its stands. Cheering
on the Georgia Bulldogs is not only an annual tradition, but for some fans it's a family tradition that has been passed down
for generations. When you come out for the big game, you'll see that there are few sports venues that can match the level
of tradition and excitement.
Did you know that Sanford Stadium held the some of the biggest
soccer events in the 1996 Olympics?
When the summer Olympics came to Georgia, some of the top matches went down at Sanford
Stadium, which smoothly made the transition from big-time college football venue to some of the best soccer in the world in
With a capacity that can expand to more than 92,000 this is one of the most exhilarating
venues that you're going to find anywhere in the world. When the Bulldogs are digging in against a top-tier opponent, with
the fans eagerly anticipating an epic finale, you'll see loud and clear why Sanford Stadium is simply the place to be. The
fans around Athens, Georgia know a thing or two about showing their passion and support from year to year and season to season,
and you'll see that for yourself if you head out to see the Bulldogs in action up close and personal.