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Home to one of the nation"s top six teams, the Bulldogs, Sanford Stadium has now been a home for the Georgia football for more than sixty-years.
The stadium is largely noted for its privet hedges and also the expansions it has gone through the years. Today, this on-campus college stadium comes sixth in the list of the nation"s largest stadiums, yet it is the largest in terms of any other on-campus college stadium in the country.
Breaking ground in 1928, and then opening on 12th of October, 1929, Sanford Stadium is located at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, USA. It is a venue especially designed for football, and has been named after the late Dr. S. V. Sanford, as he was the one who laid the foundation for Georgia to have its own football facility.
Sanford was a former president of the University and also the Chancellor of the University system. The stadium was made to equal the Tech"s Grant Field, situated in Atlanta, which held large numbers of audiences.
Therefore, to fund his vision, Sanford, along with the members of the athletic association, took a loan from the bank for the construction of stadium. Sanford Stadium was built at a total cost of $360,000. At the time of its construction, Sanford Stadium could seat up to 30,000 people. The architect behind this project was TC Atwood.
Over the years, the stadium has undergone many expansion and renovation projects. The first renovation project took shape in 1940 when lights were added to the field level for the inauguration of the first night game of the Sanford Stadium. In 1964, an updating project of the Sanford Stadium once again started with the arrival of the head coach Vince Dooley.
The field-level lights were now removed and 7,621 temporary end-zone seats were added, and the total seating capacity rose to 43,621 altogether. By 1967, each side of the Sanford Stadium contained an upper deck of seats with the inclusion of a brand-new press box along with club seating.
Now, the stadium could hold up to 50,000 audiences, all at a cost of $3,000,000. Later, in 1981, Sanford Stadium turned into a horseshoe shaped stadium due to the enclosing of the east end-zone stands, and 19,000 seats were added, and the lights were also re-installed.
The total capacity once again rose, and reached 82,122. Ten years after, in 1991, the west end-zone stands were also enclosed and the stadium"s lower level was now shaped as a partial bowl. This expansion included 4,205 more seats, which cost them an amount of $3.7 million.
The year 1994 brought the addition of 30-luxury suits for the stadium, which later got further addition of 50 suits in 2000. After the addition of another upper deck in the north side of the stadium in 2003, a video display on the west end-zone was installed along with installing ribbon-boards on the sides of the stadium.
Now, the stadium"s current capacity has reached 92,746, and all these renovations have cost a lot of million dollars to the University of Georgia, who is the owner and operator of the Sanford Stadium.
Since the stadium opened, it has hosted a multitude of exciting football games, with the inclusion of hosting the medal round of the 1996 Olympic men's and women's soccer competition, which was also aired on television.
The arena is filled with energetic audiences from all around the nation, especially on Saturdays, when all the 92,746 seats are occupied. Sanford Stadium is known as the best and most the charming stadium around.