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Monday November 15, 2010

We’ll finally get some use out of the Sanford Stadium lights this year.

The ACC has announced that the November 27th game against Georgia Tech will be at 7:45 PM. ESPN will broadcast the game.

Georgia hasn’t had a home game start later than 12:30 this season. The unpredictable late-November weather makes a night game at this time of year less attractive than one in September or October, but we’ll take it. We’ll also finally get to see a real test of the new tailgating policies put into place after night games in recent years left North Campus full of trash.

North Campus has pretty much been vacated during this football season, but tailgating all over campus has been subdued thanks to the early starts. It’s not worth it for many fans to make the effort of an elaborate tailgate just for a few hours in the morning. In fact, downtown business have had a pretty decent football season, thanks in part to increased traffic from fans who might have tailgated if the game times were later. That’s the case for our group – we’ve found it easier just to meet up at a downtown restaurant until 11:00 or so rather than try to set up and take down a decent tailgate within the span of 2 to 3 hours.

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