Sanford Stadium at 100 Percent Capacity in 2021

Georgia fans were delighted to hear the news of Sanford Stadium opening for full capacity on Sept. 11, 2021, for the home opener against UAB.

It was a welcome announcement at Thursday's annual end-of-the-year meeting for Georgia athletics.

With 22 board members present, UGA athletics director Josh Brooks said, "We're excited to have 100 percent capacity in the fall."

It was the news that Georgia fans have been waiting for all offseason, following a 2020 season that saw at most 25 percent capacity inside Sanford Stadium. 

The Sept. 11 meeting between Georgia and UAB will be the first chance to have 92,746 fans inside Sanford Stadium in two years. It follows a 2020 season where Georgia had only three home games. 

It was also an irregular year because Georgia's annual rivalry game against Florida was played in Jacksonville, which meant Georgia played one less home game in a 10-game regular season. Additionally, Vanderbilt did not play the Dawgs on senior night because they didn't have enough players. 

The full capacity crowds will undoubtedly mean more revenue for the University of Georgia on the business side, while also giving the Dawgs back the electric atmosphere created from the stadium's red lights installed in the offseason following the 2018 season. 

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