Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sanford ranks third among SEC Stadiums

Yeh yeh yeh. Off season fodder and all that. But Athlon took a poll of 12 SEC experts (which I take to mean media guys that cover the conference - it includes Barrett Sallee, Seth Emerson and Steven Godfrey among others) and Sanford ranked just behind LSU's Death Valley (of course) and Kyle Field. Here's their rundown:

3. Sanford Stadium, Georgia
Opened: 1929 Capacity: 92,746
It may not be the SEC’s biggest or loudest stadium, but it is the most beautiful. The Bulldogs' home stadium is located in the heart of the plush greenery of the gorgeous Athens campus. The famed privet hedges line the field and separate the Georgia fans from the action on the field with style that matches the dolled-up student section. Mark Richt is 68-14 “Between the Hedges” and has his team poised for another perfect home slate in 2014.
All in all, a fair assessment I think. Especially the part about the most beautiful. A couple things that stuck out to me overall: 1) I don't think I realized Kyle Field had so many seats. Over 102K. Wow. 2) Georgia gets two one votes which is a little surprising, but not as much as a nine vote by Sallee who even had South Carolina's William-Brice ahead of Sanford. Interesting.

Glad they completed this before McGarity got a chance to get jiggy with it. What do you think?