I’m not sure why the University of Georgia Student Government Association wants tailgating beyond four hours, which seems like a reasonable period time for any pre-game party to me.
Nor am I sure if the SGA is in the best position to ask for a relaxing of the restrictions put on tailgating by the UGA administration to cut down on the trash and mayhem. The administration says someone dragged a couch out of a dorm and set it on fire in Myers Quad during the Nov. 27 game against Georgia Tech. And the college had to deal with jagged glass from beer bottles on the ground as well.
Take a look at this AJC story, which states that UGA student leaders want three North Campus tailgating restrictions imposed last year relaxed; the prohibitions against tents, tables longer than four feet and tailgating more than four hours before kickoff. Lest anyone forget why these restrictions were imposed, please look at the photo accompanying this blog of North Campus after one of the tailgating afternoons that led to the clamp-down by UGA.
I have read the news stories in the Athens paper and the Red & Black and am still unclear about the impetus for the SGA request. Can someone enlighten me? Is it just to revive tailgating at the North Campus, where the restrictions have dampened both spirits and crowds?
Is there a long line of students looking for a place to set up tents? Here’s an idea from a parent of a two college students. They could always try the library.
–From Maureen Downey, AJC Get School blog