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Georgia Bulldogs ban on-campus tailgating due to COVID-19

The Georgia Bulldogs will not allow tailgating on campus for football games this season, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The athletic department said its decision follows public health guidelines and mirrors the approach taken by other Southeastern Conference schools, including Alabama, Florida, LSU, Auburn and Ole Miss.

The No. 4 Bulldogs open the season at Arkansas on Sept. 26. The first of four home games at Sanford Stadium is a prime-time contest against No. 8 Auburn on Oct. 3.

Fans will be allowed to gather near their vehicle with family members or those they traveled with to Sanford Stadium. Parking lots on campus will open three hours before kickoff for each home game. Attendants will require that all occupants in the vehicle have tickets for the game.

Georgia is planning to allow 20-25 percent of capacity at 92,746-seat Sanford Stadium. That translates to crowds of roughly between 18,500 and 23,200.