As for what else is new at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium this season, Matt Brachowski, associate athletic director for internal operations, passed along a summary that also appears in the 2019 Georgia Football Fan Guide, and among the changes are the addition of an all-new LED lighting system for the field and seating bowl. The new system is more energy efficient, they say, and brighter than the old lights. It also allows the lighting to be digitally adjusted, synchronized to music and used to produce special effects. (Now they can dim those lights for the fourth quarter Light Up Sanford display by the fans!)
Be still, my heart.
And for your non-viewing pleasure, too.
The only other major change announced concerns parking, always a sore spot with UGA fans. Recent campus construction has eliminated Lot #29, the Physical Plant lot. To accommodate donors previously parking in this lot, the athletic association says it now will reserve the Printing Lot (190 River Road) and a portion of the South Campus Parking Deck for donor parking.
Now there’s the Georgia Way we know and love. Really, who could expect more? I mean, when Butts-Mehre’s time is almost completely absorbed with fund-raising, who’s got the energy to do something supportive for the little guy?