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Georgia announces plans Sanford Stadium’s iconic hedges

The hedges at Georgia's Sanford Stadium are one of the most recognizable features of any college football stadium.

On Thursday, Georgia announced that the hedges will be renovated this year "to protect one of college football's greatest traditions." 

"The most recent hedges — which last a typical lifespan of 20-40 years — were installed during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The current hedges were propagated four years before that, giving them a total life of 31 years," the school said.

Playing "Between the Hedges" has been a Georgia tradition since 1929 and gives the program a distinctive homefield look

The work on the new set of hedges will include "full soil replacement, irrigation, and drainage work" as well as replanting. It is expected to be completed in time for the program's spring game later this year.

Georgia will open up its 2024 regular season in Atlanta against Clemson on Aug. 31 before its first game "Between the Hedges" on Sept. 7 against Tennessee Tech.


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