Despite 'global' Notre Dame fan base, Brian Kelly doesn't expect too many Irish fans in Athens
The Notre Dame-Georgia game is the hottest ticket in college football.
Georgia is even expanding Sanford Stadium’s capacity for Saturday night’s game, too.
Back in 2017, Georgia fans invaded Notre Dame like never before. Irish fans were quite appalled that so many UGA fans made it into the stadium. Many professors, employees, season ticket holders and alumni sold their tickets that allowed the red invasion.
That’s not going to be the case Saturday night in Athens, however, and Brian Kelly knows it. He joined Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter this week. Despite a global Notre Dame fan base, Kelly expects Georgia fans to show up, unlike his fans in 2017.
“Well, I think they’d like to go down there, but I think Georgia’s done a pretty good job of making sure that nobody with green or blue will be in the stands,” Kelly said with a sarcastic grin. “But that’s fine. I think that’s what a home field advantage is about. Georgia’s done a really good job of holding onto their tickets and rightfully so. It should be a great atmosphere. I know our guys are used to playing on the road. Again, we’ve got ways to make sure they’ve seen a lot of red this week. So, we’re prepared for it.”
True, Notre Dame has played on the road, but the Irish haven’t experienced anything quite like it will Saturday night.
You can watch Kelly’s comments below: