Georgia selling tickets to G-Day game this year

The Red and the Black face off at the line of scrimmage during Georgia's annual G-Day football game on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Athens.    Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
The Red and the Black face off at the line of scrimmage during Georgia's annual G-Day football game on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Athens. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

ATHENS — Not only is Georgia conducting a spring game this year, while some schools are not, the Bulldogs are selling tickets to the annual intrasquad scrimmage.

The game is set for April 17 at Sanford Stadium, and UGA announced Thursday that tickets would be sold for $10 each and would be accessible first to Magill Society and Hartman Fund donors. Seat locations will be determined by ticket-priority status, UGA said. Ticket requests will be fielded March 1-3.

Traditionally, Georgia has not charged for admission to G-Day. In the past, it has often asked for canned-goods donations. UGA said the proceeds from ticket sales will go “to local charities.” The beneficiaries will be announced at a later date.

UGA students, faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to requests tickets at a later date. Tickets for the general public will go on sale March 15, if any are still available, the athletic department said.

Seating will be limited to 20,524 spectators, the same number as was utilized in Georgia’s three home games last fall. All seating will be reserved and in groups of two to four to adhere to social-distancing guidelines.

Last year, the Bulldogs conducted a “virtual G-Day.”

The University of Florida has announced that it won’t hold a spring game this year. Several other SEC teams either are undecided or haven’t yet announced dates.

Clemson, Georgia’s season-opening opponent, plans to conduct its Orange & White spring game April 3.

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