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UGA’s Athletic Board Meets Today

The University of Georgia Athletic Association’s board of directors is scheduled to meet this afternoon in Athens.  As always, money is the key issue — as in how to raise it and where to spend it.

The board is expected to discuss plans for renovating the main video screen at Sanford Stadium.  The video board debuted in 2005, but new technology could be used to create a clearer, brighter picture for fans.

Also on the docket is an increase in the cost of game tickets to the World’s Largest Outdo… wait… the Georgia-Florida football game.  Florida’s athletic board approved a $10 increase in ticket price back in December.  Now Georgia’s board must agree.  Seeing as how new UGA AD Greg McGarity was until recently the right hand man to UF AD Jeremy Foley, you can guess that your ticket prices for that game will be rising, fans.

The board will be on hand to witness the grand opening of a $33 million project the group okayed a few years back.  Georgia’s renovated and expanded Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall football complex will get the ribbon-cutting treatment this afternoon. 

The expanded facility will feature a 12,000-square foot strength and conditioning area, an 8,500-square-foot athletic training area with four therapy pools as well as new offices and a new player lounge.

For those who have it lying around, 33-mil can still go a long way. 

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