ATHENS, Ga. — The official parade celebrating UGA’s second national championship win in a row isn’t until Saturday, but plenty of fans are already getting ready.
Channel 2′s Richard Elliot was in Athens on Tuesday just hours after the Dawgs’ win to learn what’s new for this year’s parade.
The parade is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday with a Dawg Walk following it at 1 p.m. and another celebration inside Sanford Stadium at 2 p.m.
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The parade will go down Lumpkin Street to Sanford Stadium. Due to ongoing construction on the South side of Sanford Stadium, there will be several changes from last year’s championship celebration:
- Dawg Walk will begin at the Baxter Street extension and proceed thru the Tate Student Center Plaza.
- Entry for this event will be through gates 1,2,3, 4, 4A and 5 only.
- Seating in the stadium will be limited to the West, East, and North stands only, in addition to reserved seating on the field.
UGA Junior Farzeen Salewala loves Georgia football and says she loves a back-to-back championship almost as much as she’s going to love seeing back-to-back championship parades.
“It was amazing. I haven’t seen anything it before, loved it,” she said.
UGA hockey center Zac Maurer says he couldn’t see last year’s parade, but he’s hoping he won’t get iced out of a chance to see Saturday’s.
“I wasn’t able to go because UGA hockey team had a tournament in Savannah,” Maurer explained, but says he’s hopeful he’ll make this one. “If we get back early enough, but we’ll see.”
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Tammy Martin is a UGA employee who says she’s the university’s biggest fan, but had to miss last year’s parade because she caught COVID-19. She’s thankful she’s getting a second chance.
“Do you think they won the second championship just for you?,” Elliot asked.
“It might be! I’m hoping that’s the case,” Martin replied.
Channel 2 Action News it the official partner of the Georgia Bulldogs. We’ll have LIVE coverage of the parade starting with Bulldogs Gameday at 11 a.m.
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