In 1995, Georgia lost to Florida 52-17 in Athens. About 150,000 people visited the city that weekend, while most SEC games attract about 110,000 visitors.
The matchup between Georgia and Notre Dame at 8pm. should reflect the weekend of 1995, public information officer Bob Taylor, the University of Georgia Police Department, said in a statement. UGAPD will lead law enforcement in Sanford Stadium and UGA's campus as the university expects record crowds for the Notre Dame game, Taylor said.
to create a safe environment for our fans and visitors, "Taylor said.
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department expects crowds to begin gathering in Central Saturday afternoon, according to a statement from ACCPD PIO Geoff Gilland. [1
ACCPD has established locations for Uber and Lyft pick up and drop off center. The department has integrated some of its gameday traffic plans, including road closures, with the Waze navigation app. An officer will upload and schedule traffic plans for Waze, according to Gilland.
• Game Day Ride Share Program Pick-up and Drop-off in Athens downtown • ACCPD has coordinated with Lyft and Uber to use pick-up and demarcation areas indicated in green on the map below. @universityofga @GeorgiaFootball pic.twitter.com/yRRiLVyspA
– Athens-Clarke Police Department (@accpolice) September 20, 2019
The department's traffic plan for the game will remain the same case like this year.
"Our goal after the game is to get fans off campus and to state highways and the Georgia 10 Loop," Gilland said.
Additional officers may be on hand to assist the ACCPD, but Gilland said the department does not discuss its "game plan daily due to security concerns." But the ACCPD really expects a "larger traffic volume," Gilland said.