How to Tailgate Properly, UGA-Style.

Before you hit the road to Athens, be sure you know the routes to get there, where to park, and how not to get shutdown.


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What’s the best way to get into Athens on gameday?

The 10 Loop that circles Athens can get congested on game day.  Law enforcement will be on hand around the loop to direct traffic. Signs will also be posted to direct you to your desired campus location.  Avoid smaller streets that are not designed to handle game day traffic.


If traveling to Athens on game day, be sure to get there early to find the best parking that’s close to Sanford Stadium.


Most parking around the stadium is by permit only, so public parking can be scarce the closer you get.  

The most concentrated area of free parking is available on East Campus at the Ramsey Center off College Station Road. East Campus has both surface parking and multiple decks and there is a free shuttle service to and from the stadium.


If you want to get closer to the stadium, there are several options:

For $20, fans can park in the North, Carlton, and PAC decks on a first come, first served basis.   Free shuttle service is also available.

Many businesses and churches around town have parking available for a fee (usually around $15- $20).  These parking spaces may include a hike to the stadium, but the scenery and tailgating visits on the way are worth the trip.

There are designated areas for RV parking throughout campus.  Spaces are also available through privately owned RV Parks.


For the best information about parking and traffic on game day, fans can tune into 1650 AM for continuous updates or go to


UGA tailgating is an event unto itself.  To enjoy it to its full potential, there are a few rules fans need to know for game day.


Students and fans alike are ready to get their pre-game going early.  But with over 33,000 students, tailgaters are asked to respect those living on campus and not begin festivities before 7 a.m.  



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