The Lounge Policy Manual 2023 UGA Home Season

Welcome to the 2023 Georgia Football Home Season! We are so excited to host you in The Lounge during the upcoming season, with our first home game held on Saturday, September 2nd.

This policy manual contains all policies, procedures, and expectations The Lounge Pass Holders and guests are expected to uphold on game day.

Sanford Stadium Ticket Policies

  • All Sanford Stadium game tickets will be on a mobile platform.
  • A valid (unused, unscanned) mobile ticket is required to enter Sanford Stadium.
  • A mobile ticket will be required for all individuals, regardless of age.
  • Mobile tickets are NOT to be printed. Printed tickets will not be accepted at the gates.
  • Mobile tickets may be transferred via the online account.
  • Re-entry is not permitted into Sanford Stadium. Guests who leave Sanford Stadium must have a valid un-scanned mobile ticket to re-enter.
  • If you are experiencing ticket issues, visit the Sanford Stadium Will Call window, located on East Campus Road between Gates 5 and 6 on game day, or contact them at 706-542-1231.

Sanford Stadium Gates & Entry Policies

  • For the 2023 home season, Gates to Sanford will open two (2) hours prior to kick-off.
  • The Sanford Stadium Clear Bag Policy is in effect for the 2023 home season.

The Lounge Location & Hours of Operation

  • The The Lounge is located on the 200-level, behind Section 223.
  • The The Lounge will open at gates open, two (2) hours prior to kick-off, and will close at the conclusion of the game.

The Lounge Entry and Re-Entry Process

  • Upon entering the The Lounge, a Georgia Athletic Hospitality staff member will scan the mobile The Lounge pass and each guest will be wristbanded.
  • The game-specific wristband will allow guests to exit and re-enter the The Lounge as they wish.
  • Re-entry to the The Lounge must occur at that main entrance. Guests are not permitted to re-enter through an exit.

The Lounge Capacity

  • If the The Lounge reaches maximum capacity, then waiting guests will be queued outside of the The Lounge.
  • At that time, Georgia Athletic Hospitality will enact a "one in, one out" system.

Georgia Athletic Hospitality

  • Georgia Athletic Hospitality, under The Georgia Bulldog Club, is the Premium Seating management provider for the UGA Athletic Association.
  • Georgia Athletic Hospitality staff, known as Ambassadors, are hospitality event support staff dedicated to providing all premium seating guests with exceptional customer service.
  • Notify an Ambassador or Georgia Athletic Hospitality Manager if you need assistance during your time in The Lounge.

Proof of the Pudding

Proof of the Pudding is the exclusive caterer for The Lounge at Sanford Stadium.

2023 Game Day Menus

  • A complimentary buffet will be served beginning at gates open and will cease at the end of the 3rd Quarter.
  • Menus for the 2023 season can be found at the button below.
  • Chick-fil-A will also offer a limited menu.
  • Complimentary Coca-Cola products: Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Dasani Water, will be available.
  • Beer and wine are available for purchase until the end of the 3rd Quarter.
  • All alcoholic beverage transactions are credit card only. No cash will be accepted.
  • Food is permitted to leave The Lounge.
  • Alcohol is NOT permitted to leave The Lounge.

C&C Janitorial Services

C&C Janitorial Services is the exclusive janitorial services provider for The Lounge.

Stadium People

Stadium People is the exclusive security provider for The Lounge.

Stadium People staff will be available within The Lounge to provide assistance to guests on game day as needed.

The Lounge Alcohol Policy

  • Underage drinking is strictly prohibited. Guests must be 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages. Every guest must provide a valid ID, regardless of age.
  • No alcoholic beverages may leave The Lounge or Sanford Stadium.
  • Guests attempting to leave The Lounge with alcoholic beverages will be asked to dispose of the beverage or risk ejection from The Lounge and Sanford Stadium.
  • Intoxication and disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.
  • Guests abusing the Alcohol Policy risk ejection.

The Lounge & Sanford Stadium Guest Conduct & Expectations

  • All The Lounge pass holders and guests are expected to conduct themselves in a thoughtful and courteous manner at all times.
  • Any guests displaying unsuitable behavior, including but not limited to: abusive acts, vulgar behavior, intoxication, or disorderly conduct, may be removed from Sanford Stadium and risk revocation of tickets.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Tobacco products, including the use of e-cigarettes, are not permitted in Sanford Stadium. UGA is a smoke/tobacco free campus.
  • Any violation of the The Lounge or Sanford Stadium policies will result in ejection and revocation of mobile tickets. The UGA Athletic Association reserves the right to revoke your tickets at any time.

Student Athletes & NCAA Compliance

  • Per the NCAA, current UGA student-athletes and their family members are NOT permitted to be guests in the premium areas.
  • All The Lounge pass holders and guests are expected to follow all NCAA policies.


  • In the case of an emergency, notify a Georgia Athletic Hospitality staff member immediately. Georgia Athletic Hospitality will notify EMTs and on-site medical staff.
  • The first aid room is located on the 200-Level concourse on behind the Press Box near section 229.

Lost Child

If you fail to locate your child, please notify a Georgia Athletic Hospitality staff member. Georgia Athletic Hospitality will notify authorities to assist.

Fire Protocol

  • In the case of a fire, The Lounge is equipped with fire detection and alarm systems.
  • Please follow the instruction of the Georgia Athletic Hospitality staff should a fire emergency occur.

Severe Weather

  • Should inclement weather arise, please follow the instructions of the Georgia Athletic Hospitality Staff.
  • If necessary, seek shelter away from windows and in the restrooms on the 200 level concourse.

Updates for the continuation of the game will be announced by the University of Georgia Athletic Association.

Emergency Evacuations

If a full evacuation is necessary, uniformed personnel and Georgia Athletic Hospitality staff will direct patrons to the nearest exit.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the 2023 home football season operation of The Lounge, please contact the staff at the Georgia Athletic Hospitality Office and they will be happy to assist you.