Today, UGA President Michael Adams said the campus may be forced to crack down on tailgating slobs who left 70 tons of trash after Georgia’s home opener Saturday against South Carolina. (See the AJC story,)
“There are other things we can do [if the situation doesn't improve],” Adams said. “I don’t want to start arresting people or have a heavy police presence. We simply ask people to spend a little more time to maintain our campus.”
Adams blamed three factors for last week’s mess: The large crowd. It was a night game. And it was against a rival.
“We’ve also gotten into the situation where police estimate we have 15,000 to 25,000 people who come here to tailgate and spend the day with no intention of attending the ballgame,” he said. “Basically there’s 110,000 people and in the most egregious cases there’s usually excessive alcohol involved.”
Adams said night games make the situation worse because fans have all day to drink.
So, is it a littering problem or a drinking