I recently got a letter from UGA fan Barry Cochran raising the question of what’s the right age for kids to attend their first football game at Sanford Stadium.
Cochran writes: Bill, I have a son and daughter, both of whom are preschool (3 and 5 years old), and I’m looking forward to the day when both of them can accompany me to Athens for a glorious day Between the Hedges. I didn’t attend my first UGA game with my Dad until I was about 10, but my son will be 6 midway through this season and I’m wondering whether that would be too early to take him. Maybe for the Appalachian State game on Nov. 9? What do you think?
I know there are mixed views on this. When I recently posted on the Blawg’s Facebook page asking what would make a day at Sanford Stadium even better, my brother Jon commented: “Leaving kids under the age of 10 at home!”