UGA showed off its brand-new LED system on social media on Friday night, on the eve of the UGA-Notre Dame showdown.
The state-of-the-art lights made Sanford Stadium look more like a WWE wrestling event than hallowed football grounds.
That was meant to be a compliment. If you’re not a wrestling fan, then think of an electronic fireworks show. Or a rock concert.
Take a look at this video and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) September 21, 2019
If you’re a Braves fan, then you’ve seen a similar LED lighting system at SunTrust Park. But UGA’s new toy seems to be much bigger and brighter. It could be all that sizzling red color that the Bulldog fans love.
UGA-Notre Dame will be one of the most electrifying environments in school history with a record attendance for the game. If Bulldog officials unleash the lighting system to full capacity like in the video at the right moment in the game, there could also be a record noise level in Athens with the roaring approval of fans.
Here’s what UGA athletics director Greg McGarity told DawgNation’s Mike Griffith about the new LEDs:
“We actually were at the end of the life cycle for our other lights, so we went ahead and made an investment into LED lights, which you’ve seen at SunTrust Park. We haven’t had the experience to use them at the fullest extent, as you’ve seen the Braves use them in their stadium.
“I’m interested to see how they’re used. I’m sure it will be a fan experience people will really enjoy. But the main thing is it’s the latest technology and it’s got a lot of bells and whistles, so it will be an added fan experience.”
UGA-Notre Dame kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday.