Georgia Tech has made adjustments for fans at Bobby Dodd Stadium in advance of Saturday’s game against Clemson (3 p.m., WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News).
The athletic department has added 54 points of access for water bottles and also added 13 fans and misters to help fans cool off. For the season opener against Alcorn State on Sept. 1, there were 12 water stations and four large fans and misters.
The department has added one more large fan and mister and 12 smaller fans/misters, which will be located throughout the stadium. The 66 points of access (many of which are water stations with multiple spigots or faucets) will be at 21 locations.
Through last season, season-ticket holders were permitted to bring in food and drink from outside the stadium, but that policy changed as part of the department’s new safety measures. Fans can bring in empty plastic water bottles.
However, there were reports of long lines at the stations during the season opener, and that was for a game with an announced attendance of 39,719, well short of capacity. Attendance figures will likely be larger for Saturday’s game.
Ken Sugiura is a sports columnist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Formerly the Georgia Tech beat reporter, Sugiura started at the AJC in 1998 and has covered a variety of beats, mostly within sports.