Bulldogs’ national championship trophy to be displayed at 2 Athens Walmarts

ATHENS, Ga. — The National Championship trophy will be on display at two Athens Walmart stores this week.

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The Georgia Bulldogs won the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday.

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On Wednesday, the trophy will be on display at the Walmart on Lexington Road. On Thursday, the trophy visits the Walmart on Epps Bridge Road.

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From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at both locations, fans can have their photo taken with the brand-new, 24K-gold trophy, which is more than three feet tall. The trophy weighs about 35 pounds.

Every year, an expert craftsman works for three months to craft a new trophy, which the winning team gets to keep and permanently display on campus.

Monday night’s win was the first championship for the Dawgs since the 1980 season. It was also the first time Georgia defeated Nick Saban and Alabama since 2007.

The on-campus championship parade and celebration is set for Saturday afternoon.