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Post Relief coming for Stegeman concessions?

Friday May 2, 2008

Sure, there’s other news coming from the Athletic Association board meeting like smokers being SOL at Sanford Stadium, but this one item caught my eye:

Two improvement projects were approved: a $650,000 facility assessment and preventive maintenance that includes Sanford Stadium and Stegeman Coliseum and an additional $250,000 will go to making the softball field sand based to improve drainage.

Adams said there is a “significant” need for improved concession and bathroom facilities on the North side of Sanford and also at Stegeman.

No kidding? Maybe Stegeman will finally pass local high schools in the quality of concessions. Just one request: don’t change the community sinks in the Stegeman bathrooms. Watching first-timers mistake them for urinals is too much fun.

Other noteworthy news from the Board meeting:

  • Georgia’s all clear as far as the APR is concerned. Baseball and men’s track were under some heat last year, but it looks as if they came through.
  • The basketball program continues to climb out from under the Jim Harrick rubble. March’s tournament run was huge, and now the program as of April 16 is no longer on probation. It’s morning in Athens.
  • This was interesting to this aviation enthusiast: “The football team will fly directly to Athens on three planes after its Oct. 25 game at LSU instead of going to Atlanta and then taking buses. The runway in Athens can’t accommodate larger airplanes. Georgia will use the LSU game as a test to consider flying there in multiple planes after next season. The shorter travel time returning from Baton Rouge could benefit Georgia the following week when it plays against Florida in Jacksonville.”

    That will shave several hours from the trip. Not only is the bus ride another hour and a half, but you also have equipment to transfer. I’ve been on a DC-9 that needed every bit of the Athens runway, so that’s probably the upper limit of the class of airplane we’re talking about.

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