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Sanford Stadium: Highlights in History

1929: Sanford Stadium Built
• Named for Dr. Steadman Vincent Sanford, former University president and University System of Georgia chancellor
• Seating Capacity: 30,000
• Construction cost: $360,000

1940: Lights erected on field level

1949: 6,000 seats added to South stands
• New seating capacity to 36,000

1964: 7,621 seats added to end zone
• New seating capacity to 43,621
• Lights removed from field level

1967: Sanford Stadium Double-Decked
• 19,640 seats added...new seating capacity to 59,000
• Club level seating added, press box area and President's box
• Project cost: $3,000,000
• Architect: Heery & Heery, Atlanta, GA
• General Contractor: Baugh & Coody, Inc., Albany, GA

1981: East End Enclosed
• 19,000 seats added....new seating capacity to 82,122
• Project cost: $11,500,000
• Architect: Finch-Heery, Atlanta, GA
• General Contractor: Marvin M. Black Co., Norcross, GA

1982: Lights Installed
• 12 poles
• 420 metal-halide bulbs
• Bottom row of lights 150 feet above playing field
• Project cost: $1,000,000
• Engineers: Inglett & Stubbs, Inc., Atlanta, GA
• Architect: Lighting Associates, Lithonia, GA

1984: Lettermen's Club Added-East End
• 5,460 square feet addition
• 3,000 square feet dining/meeting room
• Project cost: $386,390
• Architect: Heery-Fabrap, Atlanta, GA
• General Contractor: Terry Development, Athens, GA

1991: West End Enclosed
• 4,205 seats added...new seating capacity to 85,434
• Project cost: $3.7 million
• Architect: Heery International Inc., Atlanta, GA
• General Contractor: Winter Contruction, Altanta, GA

1994: 30 SkySuites Constructed
• Double deck luxury SkySuites atop South side upper deck
• 683 seats added...new seating capacity to 86,117
• Project cost: $6 million +
• Completed in August, 1994
• Architect: Heery International Inc., Atlanta, GA
• General Contractor: Beers Construction, Atlanta, GA

2000: SkySuite/SkyClub Addition
• 20 new skySuites added to existing 30 bringing total to 50
• SkyClub constructed at top of south side upper deck directly under SkySuites
• New seating capacity to 86,520
• Project cost: $12 million
• Architect: Heery International Inc., Atlanta, GA
• General Contractor: Mitchell Construction

2003: North Side Upper Deck Addition
• 5,500 new seats added in second upper deck on north side.
• New Seating Capacity: 92,058, Project cost: $25 million
• Architect: HNTB of Kansas City, Mo.
• General Contractor: Turner Construction-Sports, Atlanta Branch.

2004: North Side SkySuites Addition (27 SkySuites)
• 688 new seats added in new north side SkySuite level
• New Seating Capacity: 92,746
• Project Cost: $8 million
• Architect: HNTB of Kansas City, Mo.

2010: Reed Plaza
• Reed Plaza improvement to north side stadium concourse
• Architect: Hughes Good O'Leary and Ryan (HOR) / Cooper Carry
• General contractor: Turner Construction Co.

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