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First game day in Athens

bigdawg2223bigdawg2223 Posts: 1,833 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
edited September 2017 in Off Topic

So I've been a long time bulldogs fan and this is mine and my wife's first trip to Athens for a game other than G-Day. Any advice on parking, tailgating, etc. Also if any like minded people would want to allow us to tailgate with them that'd be awesome and we'd definitely bring food utensils beverages etc. Can't wait for Saturday GO DAWGS

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  • SavageDawg17SavageDawg17 Posts: 1,534 mod
    edited September 2017

    @bigdawg2223 said:
    So I've been a long time bulldogs fan and this is mine and my wife's first trip to Athens for a game other than G-Day. Any advice on parking, tailgating, etc. Also if any like minded people would want to allow us to tailgate with them that'd be awesome and we'd definitely bring food utensils beverages etc. Can't wait for Saturday GO DAWGS

    Nice, welcome back to Athens!

    I went up last week. I HIGHLY recommend getting there as early as you can, preferably before 3pm or so to beat the crowds.

    I parked in the Carlton St deck for $20 cash but it's next to the Steg so a pretty good walk to the stadium. Can also park downtown and walk thru North Campus..

    If you guys like to see the players I would highly recommend the DawgWalk (starts at 4:45), again plan on getting there 30 mins to an hour early.

    Have fun, Go Dawgs!

  • BamaDawgBamaDawg Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Definately get there 3 or so hours early. We always park along Lumpkin St. Walk in isn't bad, walk out is up hill. You have to see the Dawg walk, very cool. Would definately invite you to tailgate, but we will be out of town. Enjoy the trip.

  • bmauldinbmauldin Posts: 4,807 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    We typically come in off exit 7, turn left off exits and turn right at the light into the different parking lots (free). Short walk to the buses that run non-stop.
    They take you to the east side of the stadium.

    Dawg walk on the west side.

    Parking decks next to stegman are great and if you don't mind a short walk grind house has great burgers and shakes (plus football games will be playing).

    Enjoy it! It should be rocking! My wife is going to her second with me Saturday.

  • KingoftheSouthKingoftheSouth Posts: 570 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    If you like beer, I would suggest hitting up one of Athens' 3 breweries. Creature Comforts has quickly become one of the most highly sought after breweries in the US. Terrapin allowed me to expand my love for beer in college (but then sold out) and upstart Southern Brewing apparently has a good thing going but have yet to try them.

  • Denmen185Denmen185 Posts: 6,451 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @KingoftheSouth said:
    If you like beer, I would suggest hitting up one of Athens' 3 breweries. Creature Comforts has quickly become one of the most highly sought after breweries in the US. Terrapin allowed me to expand my love for beer in college (but then sold out) and upstart Southern Brewing apparently has a good thing going but have yet to try them.

    Love for beer in college? We used to go to the pub after our HS soccer games (UK law is 18 to drink). :D BTW That was in the 60's :(

  • bigdawg2223bigdawg2223 Posts: 1,833 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Thanks for all the info guys! Got a good parking spot downtown walked around for a bit and noe soaking up some A/c in the Tate center before Dawg walk.

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