Fan friendly rides again.

Georgia fan base:  Pretty please, Butts-Mehre, could you improve the game day experience for us by enhancing tailgating, fixing the restrooms, working with ACCPD to smooth out traffic, etc.?

Butts-Mehre:  Sorry, fans, no can do.  But to make up for it, how ’bout a new irrelevancy that you can send us your money for?

Sanford Stadium will be home to the Topgolf Live Stadium Tour in June, according to an announcement from the UGA Athletic Association on Thursday.

Topgolf Live brings an immersive golf experience to Sanford Stadium and more of the country’s other most beloved venues.  The series enables players to tee it up inside the stadium, hitting golf balls into on-field, glowing targets placed between 60 and 140 yards from the tee box.  Toptracer technology accurately traces the flight path of golf balls, instantly scoring every shot in an interactive, in-stadium game, designed for all skill levels.

“We are excited to offer a brand new experience within the confines of our iconic Sanford Stadium,” said J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Josh Brooks.  “We have been working on ideas for people to enjoy and experience everything that Athens and our facilities offer, and we believe this is a big step towards doing just that.  Similar to the first-ever concert we had in Sanford with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan in 2013, this is another opportunity for us to showcase a stadium that we believe is second to none.”

The Topgolf Live Stadium Tour is scheduled to arrive in Sanford Stadium on June 18-23.  Tickets go on sale on Thursday, Feb. 4 on Tee times are reserved in one-hour increments.  Prices start at $80 for player tickets and $40 for students.  NCAA rules prohibit bringing a high school aged non-family member as a guest.

Premium tickets, which are available for $175, include access to drink tickets, a limited-edition Topgolf Live hat provided by Black Clover, a complimentary Topgolf Lifetime Membership and a game play voucher, redeemable at any U.S. Topgolf location, excluding Topgolf Las Vegas.

Be still, my heart.

I don’t need you to showcase Sanford Stadium, Josh.  I already appreciate it.  I need you to showcase making attending games on Saturday a better experience.

I can’t really figure out why this is so hard for them.  Is nobody letting anyone in the building know we’d like something more than we’re getting for our money?


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47 responses to “Fan friendly rides again.

  1. KornDawg

    While I don’t disagree with you, Senator, I’d love to do this. But you have to reserve a bay, which requires 6 people. I barely know 5 other golfers, let alone 5 that would want to make the trip to Athens for it.


  2. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    Meet your new AD, same as the old AD.

    Fucking oblivious asshole.

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  3. I’m planning to do it. Top Golf is super fun. To do it at Sanford will be a fun thing to do.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. MGW

    A limited-edition Topgolf Live hat provided by Black Clover?!?!?!?! Yes!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. elbertadawg

    The president is the same guy. Be assured that Jere Morehead and the board wanted nothing different. McGoofy was a puppet and that’s all Brooks will be. Just open your pocketbook up and STFU. The GEORGIA WAY lives!

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  6. JoeDashDawg

    “Is nobody letting anyone in the building know we’d like something more than we’re getting for our money?”

    The people they care about are in air conditioned suites stocked full of beer and food, with great bathrooms and a Magill society Bar down the hall. No complaints from them.

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  7. I like how the 1st comment was “This is most Georgia shit ever.”

    Pretty much.

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  8. Previously Paul

    Well, when folks like myself quit giving them money, they replace me with someone willing to give them more money. As long as that keeps happening nothing will change. Just slap a little paint on those wretched old bathrooms. They’ll be fine!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. bwaredogs

    Wonder if beer sales are reserved just for the premium package. Can’t let the poor folks buy one in the stadium, right?


  10. PTC DAWG

    Where has the new AD said he has no intentions to try and improve the things you mention?


  11. David D

    I’d settle for the hot chocolate concession vendor not running out of product during a cold November night game.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Russ

    What. The. Fuck.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Derek

    I’m quite sure that if you’re being dropped by a police escorted limo and sitting in a sky box that you figure the game day experience isn’t all that broken.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Salty Dawg

    I would have to know the beer situation.

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Gunner Stockton has pulled the trigger. He’s coming to UGA. #ABC

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  16. TripleB

    One way to improve the game day experience would be to let us poor people buy beer too! Then the other stuff wouldn’t be so bad.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. stoopnagle

    God, just go all-in on the stereotype already.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. scottw215

    WTH is wrong with Brooks finding new ways to make more money that he can then turn around and put into the stadium? Give the guy a chance already. It seems smart to me.

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    • WTH is wrong with Brooks finding new ways to make more money that he can then turn around and put into the stadium?

      Sorry — must have missed where that’s happened.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

        I swear… being a “normal” Georgia fan who may or may not have season tickets is akin to emotional spousal abuse syndrome. We keep believing B-M will change. We keep believing that B-M really loves us. And anytime B-M throws us the barest of scraps we take it as proof of both and of better to come.

        We’re so completely effed as a fanbase when it comes to our administration.


    • gastr1

      What’s wrong with it is that they already have shit-tons of money they just sit on. Maybe you hadn’t heard?

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

        This is the most galling of all. When people donated to the Hartman Fund, we did so with expectations that our money would be used to improve UGA Athletics in a more immediate sense. Not that those funds would be hoarded and leveraged as credit for projects 10-15 years down the road that may or may not happen, and oh by the way, won’t use that hoarded money as there is a newer fundraising arm with better perks that are used for piecemeal facility upgrades.

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  19. 79dawg

    There’s a lot the AD does that I don’t agree with and which seems like a ripoff or money-suck, but at least most of those things can at least be justified as tangentially related to the AD’s mission, and so I try not to get too upset or concerned about them. OTOH, this is a naked money grab, pure and simple…


  20. Terry McCullers

    With the absence of fans this year, people are going to geared up more than usual. Add in a playoff contender and alcohol your gonna have a more than rockos crowd than usual. Pray for full stadium’s.


  21. dawgphan34

    Seems like a neat experience. I bet that the people that go will really enjoy it.


  22. UGA golf coach, Chris Haack (so perfect…you can’t make that up) is highly regarded and produced a ton of PGA Tour talent. He’s co-inventor of one of the best golf practice net systems. They could do everything Top Golf is doing, bring Bubba, Harris and some of the other UGA stars for an interactive event and skills exhibition.

    Or, you know, rent out our most hallowed grounds for a few bucks to some corporate event.

    Check the hedges this Fall for some free golf balls.


  23. wts1976

    How about letting season ticket holders who don’t shell out $2,500 get dibs on the parking decks before non-ticket holders? Cost UGA nothing, but makes us feel better about he $2,000 we shell out to the hartman fund every year. Just a thought.


  24. Lighten up Francis.

    Any – and I mean ANY improvements that you have seen at the stadium since 2016 (Notre Dame coming to Athens, the LED lights, better sound, better gameday graphics and visuals on LED boards, grab-and-go concessions, historical displays in concourses, improved egress from gate 9 area) Brooks fought for tooth and nail.

    There have been massive improvements with him leading the way behind the scenes already – not sure what the griping is about.

    Maybe stop wanting to be proven right so bad that you miss the reality of the situation.