Sanford Stadium History
Not many stadiums can boast about being one of the oldest and most respected football venues
in the country, but the Georgia Bulldogs' home turf is exactly that. Sanford Stadium has been the backdrop for some of the
biggest games in college football over the decades, helping create a tradition that is unparalleled in the college game and
passed from one generation to the next. Of course, it helps that Sanford Stadium has the Bulldogs hitting the field against
some of the biggest powerhouses in the country, as playing in the SEC is no joke because games tend to be superstar versus
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. When the game gets going and you're getting more and more absorbed in the game as you anticipate
an epic finale, you'll see why Georgia Bulldogs football at Sanford Stadium is a tradition like none other.
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. This is one of the most well-attended
football venues in the world and is never exactly lacking in fanfare when the Bulldogs take to the field, though it helps
that they tend to have a roster loaded with the stars of both today and tomorrow and a schedule filled with promising matchups
against other college football powerhouses.
Stanford Stadium Trivia
Did you know that Georgia beat Yale
15-0 in the very first Bulldogs game at Sanford Stadium?
Even though the Yale Bulldogs were heavy favorites when they
hit the field to take on Georgia on Oct. 12, 1929, the UGA Bulldogs were well-prepared, notching the first of many memorable
shutouts to go down at Sanford.
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.