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Georgia Bulldogs' New $80 Million Football Facility "is Like a Spaceship"

May 20, 2021

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ATHENS - The Georgia Bulldogs got a glimpse at the program’s new football facility this week, and it did not disappoint. 

Kirby Smart’s program is heading into the summer with a giant game against the Clemson Tigers looming the first weekend other season in Charlotte. Meanwhile, the finishing touches are being put on the program’s new $80 million facility

“Best in the country right here,” said tight end Ryland Goede said of the facility. 

The Bulldogs are moving in near the end of Phase I of the upgrade, which attaches to the Butts-Mehre Building. That space has seen significant upgrades and changes since 2010. 

Georgia’s new digs, when completed, will check in at over 165,000 square feet. That includes a new locker room, weight room, equipment and sports medicine areas. Phase II of the project is set to be completed near the start of 2022. All the while the project has taken place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is like a spaceship,” center Warren Ericson added. 

Georgia has spent more than $173 million in football upgrades since Kirby Smart took over as head coach in 2016. 


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