Dooley Field is officially a done deal.
The Georgia Board of Regents approved a proposal Tuesday to name the University of Georgia’s football field after former head coach and athletics director Vince Dooley.
The board approved the proposal without opposition. University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley and some board members praised the idea when it was announced two weeks ago.
The university’s athletic association’s board of directors unanimously approved the proposal earlier this month.
Dooley, 86, was head football coach from 1963 to 1989. His teams won the 1980 national championship and six Southeastern Conference championships. Under his tenure as athletic director, UGA athletic teams won twenty-three national championships and seventy-eight SEC championships.
Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium is expected to be crowned Sept. 7, when the Bulldogs face Murray State in the home opener.