With the current $63 million expansion project at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium well underway, additional improvements were announced today.
In a project that will enhance the athletic departments finances, 12 suites on field level of the east end zone will be installed. Previously, that area was the Bulldogs entrance to the field from their game day locker room below the grandstands. The area became available with the move of the locker rooms to the west end zone. The suites will add 500 seats to the stadium’s current seating capacity of 92,746.
To make way for the suites, the large statue of Uga will be relocated to the northwest corner of the stadium, near the new game day field entrance.
The suites are a part of the overall $93 million of improvements earmarked for Sanford Stadium and the football program. UGA athletic director Greg McGarity said the Bulldogs have received $71 million in pledges and was confident that DawgNation would soon fund the balance.
Georgia opens the 2018 season in 100 days as the Dawgs entertain Austin Peay on September 1.