Georgia officials said the more compressed and restricted format for Fan Day is simply necessary these days. Teams aren’t allowed to conduct it on an off day, and the NCAA allows only 25 practice opportunities over 31 days before the opening game for preseason preparation. Two-a-day practices are no longer allowed.
“For a lot of fans, it was their first time to see inside the indoor facility,” Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said. “Kids were able to run around, listen to the music, meet the players. We’ll get some more feedback Monday, but we feel like it went well.”