Sanford Stadium Policies

In the case of an emergency, please report the situation to any of the stadium ushers. A Red Cross station also is located at Gate 7 of the upper level. If assistance is needed with a health emergency, please report the situation immediately to any of the stadium ushers, Red Cross volunteers or uniformed officers. Red Cross volunteers wear white shirts with the Red Cross emblem on the shoulder.


Game programs will be sold inside Sanford stadium as well as numerous locations outside the Stadium. The Program House is located at Gate 10 which is near the Main Gate.


All gates open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.


Spectators are urged to arrive at their seats well in advance of kickoff. Excessive movement on the part of spectators during the game is a common complaint to our Game Administration officials. As a courtesy to other patrons, please remain in your seat until the play has ended.


Look for the Bulldog Information Stations outside and throughout Sanford Stadium for event, stadium and public information. Located at Gates 2, 4, 6, 7 and 9, these customer service stands are the best source to answer your game day questions.


Event service personnel are authorized to conduct an inspection of patrons upon entering the stadium for the sole purpose of eliminating hard objects and containers of any type from entering the stadium. Crowd control officers and stadium ushers are available to handle any inconveniences you may experience in the stadium.


Stadium security has the right to inspect any item at any time for the purpose of spectator safety. Prohibited items must be returned to cars or disposed of before entry. Prohibited items include:

• Large Bags • Thermos Bottles • Infant Seats • Artificial Noisemakers
• Weapons of any kind • Hard Surfaced Materials • Ice Chests
• Cameras with detachable lenses • Laser pointers • Food/Drink Containers
• Umbrellas • Strollers • Bottles & Cans • Ice Bags


Ladies and mens restrooms are located on all concourses. Additional restrooms are located underneath the West End stands. Family restrooms are located in Reed Plaza and the 600 Level of the North Side of the stadium.


Signs, banners, pictures, etc. that are offensive to individuals and teams, that are not in good taste, that block the view of spectators, or create a safety hazard will not be allowed. The hanging or displaying of signs on stadium walls, bleacher areas, ramps or an area of proximity to the stadium is prohibited as a safety precaution. In the event of a special banner day being conducted, all signs and/or banners will be admitted through Gate 10 and must be pre-approved by game administration personnel.


  • All persons must have a ticket regardless of age.
  • No re-entry is permitted at any gate. If you leave the stadium, you must have a new ticket to be admitted.
  • Holder of the ticket is restricted to section, row and seat of ticket held.
  • All sales are final.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded nor replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.
  • The University of Georgia Athletic Association reserves the right to revoke tickets by refund of purchase price.
  • Holder of tickets to the University of Georgia athletic events agrees to abide by stadium and university policies.
  • When available, reserved tickets will be on sail at the East End Ticket Windows (East Campus Road) the day of the game.

Cash, Visa and Mastercard are the only forms of payment that will be accepted the day of the game. Tickets cannot be left for pickup at the WILL CALL Window unless paid for in advance. If tickets are ordered on Monday prior to the game, tickets paid for in advance may be placed at the WILL CALL Window. If tickets are not picked up, no refunds will be made.



In accordance with the University of Georgia policy, the Georgia Athletic Association has declared all areas of Sanford Stadium smoke/tobacco free. Anyone violating this policy will be subject to removal from the stadium.


Any artificial noisemakers (air horns, cowbells, etc.) are not permitted in Sanford Stadium. Be considerate and allow your neighbor to enjoy the game. Please keep portable radios at a low volume.


Locations include Sections 105, 109, 320, 606 as well as Gates 6 & 9.


Wheelchair seating is located in the West End of Sanford Stadium, three locations at the top of the lower level, as well as the 600 level. All spaces are reserved and must be purchased at regular price through the Ticket Office.


In case of emergency, the public address announcer will notify fans of developing situations in order to make informed decisions concerning their well-being. Please familiarize yourself with the nearest exit points of the stadium.


  • Monitor the weather prior to the game. Take the necessary precautions to protect your family and friends should severe weather be encountered before, during or after the game.
  • In the event of an emergency inside the stadium, remain calm at all times, assist others and, if necessary, leave in an orderly fashion.
  • During any emergency inside the stadium, follow the directions of the announcer, event staff and emergency responders. Assist individuals who may not be able to hear the emergency announcements.
  • Always designate a pre-determined location both inside and outside the stadium to meet friends and family in case you get separated or in the event of an emergency.
  • Upon arriving at your seat location, first find the nearest exit/emergency exit and then locate an alternate exit in case of an emergency.
  • Specific emergency instructions are provided for the guests in the sky suites and other private areas. Patrons at those locations should read and be familiar with the emergency evacuation instructions located there.
  • Do not use elevators in the event of a fire evacuation or power failure.
  • Listen to AM 1650 for gameday traffic updates and other updates in the event of an emergency
  • If you see or become aware of any activity that is unusual, suspicious or causes you concern, please report the activity to the nearest police officer or event personnel.
  • Remember, text messaging may be an option when voice phone calls do not work.


Faculty members are encouraged to use Gates 6, 7, 8 and 9. Each person is required to show proper UGA identification along with faculty season tickets.


The Athletic Association has implemented a text messaging system that allows fans to communicate directly with the stadium's command post if assistance is needed in dealing with any special needs inside the stadium. Should fans need assistance while inside the stadium, they will be able to contact event management staff by sending a text message from their phone. Simply text "DAWGS the Issue and Location of incident" to 69050. Please note that standard SMS rates apply. Be sure to include the problem and location of the incident, including section row and seat number (if applicable) in the message.


First Aid Room Locations:

  • Section 119
  • Section 138
  • Section 202 (Club Level)
  • Section 229 (Club Level)

Paramedics, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and Physicians are stationed in all First Aid Rooms. Red Cross volunteers also are located throughout the concourse.

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