Bulldogs Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Kirby Smart

Team Mascot: Uga, Hairy Dawg

Year Opened: 1929

Capacity: 92746

City / State: Athens / Georgia

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Georgia vs Auburn

Rival Team: Auburn Tigers

These two teams first met each other in 1892 and have played each other almost every year since 1915, making this the “deep south’s oldest rivalry.” The two teams have met over one hundred times with only three interruptions in the series during World War I and World War II, making this one of the most historic rivalries in all of college football.

Georgia vs Florida

Rival Team: Florida Gators

Georgia and Florida have also been meeting each other since 1915 and has been held in Jacksonville, FL since 1933, which makes this rivalry one of the few neutral-site rivalries in college football. This game attracts huge crowds and has earned the nickname of “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party,” making it one of the best and most exciting games of the year for both teams. The tailgate on this gem is wild.

Georgia vs Georgia Tech

Rival Team: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

This interstate rivalry is often referred to as “clean, old-fashioned hate” and is played at the end of the season. If you got some pent up anger, then this is the game to let it all out because these fans just don’t get along.

Bulldogs Tailgate Guide


With a stadium that can seat over 90,000 fans, it only makes sense that the atmosphere on game day in Athens, Georgia is equally lively as it is loud and full of pride. Students and fans will gather together to celebrate their mutual love for the Bulldogs with multiple tailgating options. Anything from a bloody mary bar to potluck-style meals, Athens has it all!

The premier tailgating spots are booked up by donors and lifetime season ticket holders, but there are plenty of other options available to UGA fans and students. The whole town becomes a massive party-like atmosphere as football in the South, especially in Georgia where they have experienced a recent rise in success, is a huge part of the culture. While open alcohol in the street is technically illegal, as long as you are respectful and responsible, cops in Athens are more than willing to let it slide to allow fans to truly celebrate Saturday game day with the Georgia Bulldogs.


Dawg Walk

One of the most memorable Bulldogs tailgating traditions is “The Dawg Walk.” Herds of UGA fans gather around the parking lot of Tate Center to form a tunnel for the players and coaches as they enter Sanford Stadium. Once the team gets there, the music of the Redcoat Band plays as the team walks through the tunnel. The team greets the fans with high fives and fist bumps to get the fans fired up for the game, and the team fired up to take the W.

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Ringing of the Chapel Bell

It’s a tradition that started in the 1890s when the football field was closer to the chapel. Freshmen were compelled to ring the bell after a UGA win until midnight. The first year students are no longer required to do it as many students, alumni, and fans rush to ring the bell.

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Where to tailgate

Bulldogs Stadium Guide

In Game

The tenth largest stadium in the NCAA is that of the Georgia University Bulldogs, a 92,746 seat stadium located in Athens, Georgia. Named after Dr. Steadman Vincent Sanford, former president of the University, Sanford Stadium is absolutely the place to be on Saturdays. The historic and distinctive privet hedges were planted in 1929 and remain there to this day, as a constant reminder of where the Bulldogs come from. A rivalry between Georgia and Georgia Tech was the driving force for Sanford Stadium as the Bulldogs wanted to accommodate a larger number of fans and has seen six major expansions over the years.

It is not uncommon for the stadium to fill to its maximum capacity on game days in Athens; Georgia’s average home attendance has ranked among the nation’s top ten for twenty-three consecutive seasons and among the top seven for twenty-one of the past twenty-four years. This makes Sanford Stadium one of the most electrifying in all of college football and makes for a great game day experience and atmosphere.

One of the most unique game day experiences at Georgia is Larry Munson and The Georgia Theatre. They set up a massive projector TV and have legend, Larry Munson, calling the game over the radio in a concert-like atmosphere. One of the perks of the Georgia Theatre is that you can go to the bathroom and back to your seat all within a commercial break, unlike being at the stadium.

Things to check out

UGA Mausoleum

The mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs is an actual bulldog and is much more than just a mascot of the University of Georgia fans. To commemorate the past Bulldog mascots that have unfortunately passed, there is a mausoleum inside the stadium to honor their beloved mascots

The Hedges

The privet hedges that encircle the field have been there since the stadium saw its first game in 1929. Charlie Martin, the Business Manager of the UGA Athletic Department at the time of the stadium’s creation, came up with the idea after visiting the Rose Bowl. Many other stadiums have copied this feature, but Sanford Stadium has the only one that surrounds the playing field.

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Krypton Fanfare

At the start of the fourth quarter, UGA fans hold four fingers in the air, and the Redcoat Band plays “Krypton Fanfare.” The crowd is on its feet and cheering for this UGA tradition.

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How 'Bout Them Dogs

During the 1978 season, the University of Georgia Bulldogs had some incredible come-from-behind victories in which this slogan surfaced. It gained national attention in 1980 when the Bulldogs won the National Championship

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

    Glory, glory to ole’ Georgia.
    Heroes have graced the field before you. Men with hearts, bodies and minds for which the entire Bulldog Nation can be justifiably proud. The tradition of unbridled excellence demonstrated by these individuals and many others spans more than a full century.

    And now a new breed of Bulldawg stands ready to take the field of Battle. To assume the reigns of their Georgia forebearers. To continue that tradition. Understanding that there is no tradition more worthy of envy. No institution worthy of such loyalty as The University of Georgia.

    As we prepare for another meeting between the hedges let all the Bulldawg faithful rally behind the men who now wear the red and black with two words. Two simple words that express the sentiments of the entire Bulldawg Nation…GO DAWGS

  3. Georgia Fight Song

    Go Georgia Bulldogs!
    Go Georgia Bulldogs!
    Go Georgia Bulldogs!
    Go Dawgs! Sic ’em!
    Woof, woof, woof!

  4. Glory, Glory

    Before home games, a Redcoat trumpet player stands in the southwest corner of the upper deck and plays a slow, solo version of Glory, Glory. After the solo is finished, the voice of late Larry Munson narrates a highlight package while the Redcoat Band plays the rest of tune, which Munson called “The Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation,” along with it.

    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!

  5. 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!  

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


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    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


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    american - $$

  3. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel

    Great place to stop by and grab some drinks!

    429 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601, USA

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    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


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    american - $

  5. Mellow Mushroom

    Mellow Mushroom

    Serving Stone Baked Pizza, Calzones, Hoagies, Salads, Vegan & Gluten-Free options with a wide selection of beer since 1974.

    320 E Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  6. 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


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    american - sportsbar - $$

  7. Walker’s Pub

    Walkers Pub

    Have the perfect selection of drinks for any weather!

    128 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601, USA


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    cafe - $

  8. 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


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    european - $$

  9. The Globe

    The Globe

    A pub for the heart and mind!

    199 N Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


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    american - $$

  10. 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


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    sportsbar - $

  11. 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


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    sportsbar - $

  12. 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


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    american - $$

  13. 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


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    american - $

  14. 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


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    american - $

  15. Allgood Lounge

    Allgood Lounge

    Join us at the upstairs bar for a game of pool or relax outside on our airy rooftop patio where you can enjoy cocktails from the Tiki bar while soaking up the sun.

    256 E Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


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    american - $

  16. 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


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    american - $$

  17. South Kitchen and Bar

    South Kitchen and Bar

    Creative Food with a Southern Accent

    247 E Washington St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


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    american - $$

  18. Chick-fil-A

    Chick fil A

    Prides itself on providing great tasting food and a comfortable environment

    3637 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606, USA


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    american - $

  19. White Tiger

    White Tiger

    BBQ, Burgers, Fresh Veggies, and More!

    217 Hiawassee Ave, Athens, GA 30601, USA


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    american - bbq - $

  20. 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


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    italian - pizza - $$

  21. Last Resort

    Last Resort

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

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


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    american - $$

  22. 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


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    american - $

  23. 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


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    american - $$

  24. 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 - $

  25. 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


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    bbq - $$

  26. 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


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    american - $

  27. 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


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    american - $

  28. Weaver D’s

    Weaver Ds

    Amazing Southern food and excellent service!

    1016 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


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    american - $

  29. 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


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    european - $$$

  30. 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


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    american - $$$

  31. 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


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    american - steakhouse - $$$

  32. Clocked

    Clocked burger

    Clocked has become a downtown Athens staple, known for its out-of-this-world, unique and tasty hamburgers.

    259 W Washington St, Athens, GA 30601, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  33. 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


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    american - $$

  34. 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


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    bbq - $