ATHENS — It happened without any fanfare, and without any publicity. Nobody proclaimed it on social media, at least to anyone’s knowledge. It just happened.
Georgia’s football team began using the much-awaited indoor facility over the weekend, even as it still awaits completion. The Bulldogs have conducted walk-throughs in the facility each of the past three mornings, athletics director Greg McGarity confirmed on Tuesday.
The $30.2 million project is still undergoing final construction – workers had cranes and equipment out there on Tuesday afternoon, putting in window panels.
But the facility, yet to be officially given a name, was ready enough for the Bulldogs to engage in walk-throughs. Turf has been in place for weeks now, and field goal posts are hanging from the ceiling.
The facility is apparently not ready enough for the team to conduct full practices. The Bulldogs were back outside at the temporary practice field on Tuesday afternoon.
But it’s ready enough for walk-throughs, and the team has already been taking advantage.