Georgia offers details on $68.5 million upgrade to Sanford Stadium
Georgia is set to begin on its latest upgrade to Sanford Stadium, and the details are beginning to emerge.
The University of Georgia Athletic Board approved a $68.5 million Sanford Stadium south side improvement project on Thursday at its spring meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge on Lake Oconee, Dawg Nation reported. The Sanford Stadium south side improvement project will begin after the upcoming season and involve 2 phases.
The first will widen the south concourse and add new restrooms and concessions. The concourse has been described as a decades-old problem, Athletics Director Josh Brooks explained at the meeting.
The first phase will double the width of the South 100 Level concourse, including Sanford Drive which will be blocked off from non-stadium pedestrian traffic on games days, and add more entry gates, restrooms and concession areas around an updated Gate 9. It will be finished by August of 2023.
The second phase construction will start after the 2023 season in December and add restrooms and suites to the 200- and 300-levels, in addition to a new press box in the southwest corner at the 400 and 500 levels.
The look of the new changes to Sanford Stadium including a new press box and new suites after upcoming project pic.twitter.com/uRzxjzmFEo
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