Georgia Bulldogs Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Mike White

Team Mascot: Hairy Dawg

Year Opened: 1964

Capacity: 10523

City / State: Athens / Georgia

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate

Rival Team: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The hate between Georgia and Georgia Tech carries over from the gridiron to the hardwood. The two schools absolutely despise each other and have met 187 times dating back to 1906, so don’t miss it when Georgia takes on Georgia Tech.

Georgia Bulldogs Stadium Guide

In Game

The minute you walk into Stegeman Coliseum, you’ll be met with the pride and passion of Georgia athletics. All around the concourse are displays dedicated to past Bulldogs players and coaches. You’ll even see a display showing off a variety of trophies won by the Bulldogs in the past. Then once you reach your seat, there are numerous banners hanging from the rafters honoring all the best teams in Georgia men’s and women’s basketball and gymnastics history.

It’s not just the memorabilia hanging on the walls that create an excellent atmosphere inside Stegeman Coliseum, the fans, pep band, and cheer squads also do a great job of creating a fun game day atmosphere. While there may not be as much passion on display at as at a football game, Georgia fans still come out in large numbers to support their boys on the hardcourt, so don’t be afraid to join in on the chants and become a part of the crowd.

Finally, the area around Stegeman Coliseum offers plenty of pregame and postgame entertainment. Last Resort Grill and Blind Pig Tavern are great places to grab a drink or a bite to eat before or after the game, and a tasting tour of Terrapin Beer Company is a great way to spend an afternoon in Athens if you’re over 21.

A trip to Athens provides a great road trip for any SEC basketball fan, so plan your trip to Stegeman Coliseum today.

Things to check out

Trophy Display

Make sure to stop by the trophy display on the concourse. The display shows off a variety of trophies won by Georgia over the years and is a great place to remember all of the Bulldogs best moments.

Championship Banners

Inside Stegeman Coliseum, you’ll find banners honoring the accomplishments of the men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the gymnastics team. Take a moment to view the banners and remember all of your favorite Bulldogs memories.

Concourse Displays

All around the concourse you’ll see displays dedicated to the best players and coaches in Bulldogs history. The displays do an excellent job of showcasing the school’s rich athletic history, so don’t miss them.

Kids Zone

If you’re bringing the kids along then stop by the Kids Zone for some pregame fun. The Kids Zone offers a bunch of activities and is a great way for kids to get their energy out before the game.


Uga, the bulldog, has been the Georgia mascot since 1956 and is a big part of University of Georgia athletics. There have been ten generations of Ugas so far, so don’t miss him when visiting Athens.

Hairy Dawg

UGA’s costumed mascot Hairy Dawg has appeared at Georgia sporting events since 1981 and does an excellent job of entertaining fans young and old. Keep your eyes open for Hairy Dawg at a Georgia basketball game since you never know what he’ll get up to next.

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Spike works alongside Hairy Dawg to entertain the crowds at UGA basketball games. The inflatable mascot can perform all kinds of incredible dance moves, so look for him when the music starts.

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Pep Band

The Georgia pep band will bring you into the action with their tunes. They play a variety of Bulldogs favorites as well as contemporary pop songs, so enjoy their musical stylings when attending a Bulldogs basketball game.

Dance and Cheer Teams

The dance and cheer teams will keep you entertained even when the action on the court stops. Stay in your seat during stoppages and enjoy these incredible performers.

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Fight Songs

  1. Alma Mater

    From the hills of Georgia’s northland
    Beams thy noble brow,
    And the sons of Georgia rising
    Pledge with sacred vow.

    ‘Neath the pine tree’s stately shadow
    Spread thy riches rare,
    And thy sons, dear Alma Mater,
    Will thy treasure share.

    And thy daughters proudly join thee,
    Take their rightful place,
    Side by side into the future,
    Equal dreams embrace.

    Through the ages, Alma Mater,
    Men will look to thee;
    Thou the fairest of the Southland
    Georgia’s Varsity.

    Alma Mater, thee we’ll honor,
    True and loyal be,
    Ever crowned with praise and glory,
    Georgia, hail to thee.

  2. Battle Hymn of Bulldog Nation

  3. Glory, Glory

    Glory, glory to old Georgia!
    Glory, glory to old Georgia!
    Glory, glory to old Georgia!
    Glory, glory to old Georgia!
    Glory, glory to old Georgia!
    Glory, glory to old Georgia!

  4. Hail To Georgia

    Hail to Georgia, down in Dixie!
    A college honor’d fair, and true;
    The Red and Black is her standard,
    proudly it waves.
    Streaming today and the ages through.
    She’s the fairest in the Southland
    We’ll pledge our love to her for aye;
    To that college dear we’ll ring a cheer,
    All hail to dear old U-G-A!

    Hail, our Varsity of Georgia!
    Thy sons will e’er thy glory sing:
    To thee we’ll ever be faithful, loyal and true;
    Ever and aye will thy praises ring.
    Grand old time of ours at Georgia
    The happiest days they’ll be always;
    Alma mater, fair beyond compare,
    All hail to dear old U-G-A!

Georgia Bulldogs Bars & Restaurants

  1. Highwire

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    Signature cocktails are made from fresh ingredients and premium liquor and their whiskey and bourbon choices should satisfy every whiskey expert.

    269 N Hull St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky

    A classic speakeasy with an extraordinary selection of high-end beverages

    247 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel

    Great place to stop by and grab some drinks!

    429 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Bourbon Street

    Bourbon Street

    A cool place to hang out with friends, fun vibe, and a great selection of drinks!

    333 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Blind Pig Tavern

    Blind Pig Tavern

    Whether you want a place to watch the game, unwind after a long day, catch a quick lunch, or are just looking for a truly comfortable, friendly, neighborhood bar and grill

    312 E Washington St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  6. Walker’s Pub

    Walkers Pub

    Have the perfect selection of drinks for any weather!

    128 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  7. The Royal Peasant

    The Royal Peasant

    The Royal Peasant is a quaint version of an old English Pub. Enjoy either lunch or dinner at this British themed restaurant with comfortable seating available inside, at the bar, or on the outdoor patio.

    1675 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30606, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  8. The Globe

    The Globe

    A pub for the heart and mind!

    199 N Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. 9d’s Bar

    Nined’s Bar

    From Nirvana to Britney, OJ Simpson to Princess Diana, and Tombstone to Titanic. It's a Bar tribute to the 1990's!

    400 E Clayton St b, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  10. Moonshine Bar

    Moonshine Bar

    Moonshine in historic downtown Athens is the home of the famous Moonshine Mason drink. Check out our moonshine paddle with multiple flavors of moonshine!

    275 E Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  11. Creature Comforts

    Creature Comforts

    We feed our own curious spirit through the purposeful pursuit of finely balanced artisanal beers, and our mission is to light that desire and follow its flame with our consumers.

    271 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Terrapin Beer Co


    With beers as varied as Wake-n-Bake, Hopsecutioner, and the award-winning Terrapin Rye, Terrapin Beer Co. is truly "In Tune With Your Taste!".

    265 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30607, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Flanagan’s


    Flanagan's is a street-level bar with a completely unique character that combines the rustic feel of dark wood and exposed brick with elements of the modern nightlife.

    301 E Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  14. Trappeze Pub

    Trappeze Pub

    Trappeze Pub is commited to bringing you the very best craft beers in the world and providing an environment that is conducive to conversation and community.

    269 N Hull St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. South Kitchen and Bar

    South Kitchen and Bar

    Creative Food with a Southern Accent

    247 E Washington St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Chick-fil-A

    Chick fil A

    Prides itself on providing great tasting food and a comfortable environment

    3637 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  17. White Tiger

    White Tiger

    BBQ, Burgers, Fresh Veggies, and More!

    217 Hiawassee Ave, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $

  18. Ted’s Most Best

    Teds Most Best

    An independent locally owned restaurant serving 10" artisan pizzas, panini sandwiches, subs, salads, beers on tap and more.

    254 W Washington St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  19. Last Resort

    Last Resort

    The award-winning Last Resort Grill serves southwestern-inspired southern cuisine.

    174-184 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  20. Kelly’s Authentic Jamaican Food

    Kellys Authentic Jamaican Food

    Jamaican food that's super delicious and excellently done and an amazing service!

    1583 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  21. The World Famous

    The World Famous

    A nice place to be at with friends, dining with good food paired with excellent drinks!

    351 N Hull St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  22. Cali n Titos

    Cali n Titos

    An awesome Caribbean atmosphere and a food menu that's to die for!

    1427 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  23. Pulaski Heights BBQ

    Pulaski Heights BBQ

    We smoke fresh daily, we close early if we run out.

    675 Pulaski St #100, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  24. The Grill

    The Grill burger fries

    Delicious burgers and fries that will definitely give you an enjoyable experience!

    171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  25. The Grit

    The Grit

    The Grit is an independently owned vegetarian restaurant near the fringes of downtown Athens.

    199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  26. Weaver D’s

    Weaver Ds

    Amazing Southern food and excellent service!

    1016 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  27. The National

    The National

    Mediterranean-inspired food and wine are served for lunch and dinner in the dining room and throughout the day at the bar.

    232 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$$

  28. Five & Ten

    Five Ten

    A place to “revel in great food, and drink, and where the patron would, quite simply, be happy.”

    1073 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  29. Porterhouse Grill

    Porterhouse Grill

    At Porterhouse Grill, you can feast on succulent steaks while sipping a fine glass of wine or one of our signature cocktails.

    459 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  30. Mama’s Boy

    Mamas Boy

    Mama’s Boy is a locally owned modern diner located on the Greenway in Athens, Georgia that serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and offers catering for your next event.

    197 Oak St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  31. Dawg Gone Good BBQ

    Dawg Gone Good BBQ

    BBQ Chef Mr. BJ brings you the BEST BBQ in Athens!

    224 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  32. Mellow Mushroom

    Mellow Mushroom pizza

    At Mellow we have a long history of handcrafted quality. For over 40 years we have used only the freshest ingredients in our kitchens to bring you the best pizzas on the planet.

    1098 Bermuda Run #1, Statesboro, GA 30458, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$