UGA’s Sanford Stadium not requiring COVID-19 vaccine proof, tests for 2021 season

ATHENS, Ga. — For Georgia fans, there will be no COVID-19 mandates for attending University of Georgia football games at Sanford Stadium.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a UGA spokesperson said as it stands now, home football games will be back to normal without vaccines, masks or social distance requirements. Tailgating will also be permitted this season.

The 2021 season begins Sept. 4 against the Clemson Tigers. The first home game is against UAB on Sept. 11.

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Capacity at the stadium is at 92,746.

Louisiana State University announced Tuesday that everyone 12 years of age or older will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before attending a football game at Tiger Stadium.


The announcement comes less than two weeks before the LSU Tigers kick off the 2021 football season against UCLA on Sept. 4 in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the Tigers’ home opener is slated for Sept. 11 against McNeese State at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.

In addition, guests younger than 12 will not be required to present negative test results, but masks are encouraged for children younger than 5 and required for those ages 5 to 11, the department stated.

Tiger Stadium holds slightly more than 102,000 people.

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