Clarke County

Preparations underway as UGA gets ready to celebrate the National Champions!

ATHENS, Ga. — Preparations are underway for Saturday’s big UGA Championship Parade on campus.

After the parade, the celebration moves to Sanford Stadium where Channel 2′s Matt Johnson found chairs out on the field and the stage being set on Friday.

Thousands are expected to fill the stands to cheer on their back-to-back National Champions.

“I grew up watching Georgia football and we were never a dynasty, like, this so … it’s just an incredible opportunity to be here and watch that” one UGA fan said.

Five days after celebrating their championship in California, the Bulldogs will get their victory parade in Athens.

It starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and the team will be surrounded by plenty of fans who are excited to be at back-to-back parades.

“It’s going to be even better because it’s the second time,” another UGA fan said.


It’s first come first served when it comes to parking, so students like Zoe Jordan are glad they won’t have to worry about coming from out of town.

“It’s fun, I don’t know if it’s enough room for everybody, everyone loves Georgia up here, it’s tight,” Jordan said.

For so many Bulldogs fans, the chance to be a part of history one more time is too good to pass up.

“I just really love seeing the school come together. I love our school spirit,” Jordan said.

Expect road closures in the area 30 minutes before the parade and if you’re driving in, expect to get there a lot earlier than that to get a parking spot.