I hope he didn’t throw his shoulder out patting his back.
Perhaps he should speak with a few of these folks (h/t eethomaswfnc) about that pure magic.
But not all UGA students were satisfied with their experience at the historic game. Some are alleging they were removed from the stadium due to a lack of seating in the student sections.
UGA negotiated a deal with Notre Dame in 2014 to schedule two games, one in South Bend and in Athens, with the promise of hosting 8,000 Fighting Irish fans in Sanford Stadium. The agreement meant UGA needed to prepare 500 extra seats than usual in the visitors seating area, so the university planned to “shift” one of the student sections in the West End Zone area to make up for the surplus.
Some students believe UGA athletics oversold tickets and prioritized the experience of higher paying ticket holders and Notre Dame fans over students.
The Red & Black talked to students who were removed or could not find seating in the stadium and how they felt. UGA officials did not respond to requests for comment as of press time. The Red & Black is continuing to report this story.
Caroline Stevens, first-year doctor of pharmacy student from Cumming
After arriving an hour before kick off and not finding seating, Stevens said a police officer then grabbed her by the arm and tried to drag her out of the stadium.
“This was a big game, and kicking out students to make room for certain fans just because they paid more money for their ticket is incredibly unfair. Overall, Sanford really let me down.”
“UGA officials did not respond to requests for comment”? Color me shocked, shocked. Don’t harsh Greg’s mellow with your silly questions about money and seating priorities, kids. Just chalk it up as part of your educational experience.
Twenty years down the road, they’ll be wondering why they can’t coax people like Ms. Stevens into becoming loyal season ticket buyers.