The two rivals have played an annual game at Turner Field to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta since 2003, with Tuesday night’s game the finale at the stadium. Shelton Stevens, executive director for the hospital’s sports network, reached out to Tech coach Danny Hall and Georgia coach Scott Stricklin about the possibility of playing opening the stadium with a weekend game before the start of the major-league season. Both were interested, but deemed it unfeasible.
“They said scheduling would be a problem,” Stevens said. “With that, right now, all we can say is that we’re looking forward to having the regular Tech-Georgia game, the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic, just in late April or May just like we always have.”