The Dawgs are back! Here's what you can expect at the 2018 G-Day game

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia’s annual spring football game concludes the Bulldogs’ practice schedule.

Saturday’s G-Day scrimmage at Sanford Stadium will see a few changes and debuts.

Stadium gates 2-9 will be open as usual, but Gate 10 (Gate under the bridge/ next to the Tate Center) will be closed construction of the West End Zone complex.

Georgia will restrict seating to sections of the stadium. The school asks fans to enter through the gate closest to section they’d prefer to view the game.


The famed Dawg Walk won’t be in the Tate Center parking lot as usual.

It will take place in the pathway between the Tate Center and Miller Learning Center at 2:50 p.m. (It is the same path used during the G-Day two years ago.)

Kirby Smart’s third Red vs. Black scrimmage as head coach will mark the anticipated first look of star quarterback recruit Justin Fields, who will matchup against last year’s freshman starter Jake Fromm.

  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall open
  • 1 p.m. - Sanford Stadium gates open (passes distributed at Gates 2-9)
  • 1:15 p.m. - Alumni flag football game
  • 2:50 p.m. - Dawg Walk (between the Tate Center and the Miller Learning Center)
  • 4 p.m. - G-Day Game

If you’re in Athens for the game, there are plenty of places for you to chow down and drink up.


In recent times, a growing number of restaurants, bars and craft breweries have sprung up, along with a community of chefs, bartenders and brewers, offering the kind of food and drink you'd find in much bigger cities -- though often at lower prices and with a lot less hassle. Check out five of them here.

Many are familiar with high-profile spots such as celebrity chef Hugh Acheson's Five and Ten and The National, but Athens has a pretty diverse dining scene, with a lot of interesting places that out-of-towners might not know about. Check them out here.

On the search for brunch? We give you six spots to try for pancakes, doughnuts and more.

This Athens restaurant was named "one of the best restaurants around the globe."

It'll have to wait for your next visit, but we can't wait for The Expat, from barman Jerry Slater, to open this year in the Five Points neighborhood.


We have six Athens bars for you to check out depending on your mood.

Pay a visit to Create Comforts, which recently opened its second facility in Athens.

Check out Athens' newest brewpub, which also serves upscale pub fare.

This Athens bar was named one of the best college bars in the country.

Information from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was used in this report.