The Butts-Mehre Expansion Project at Georgia
The Bulldogs are preparing to open their doors to the newly renovated Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall this fall. Though not completely finished — ‘Phase II’ is scheduled to be completed in early 2022 — the facility boasts 165,000 square feet of new and renovated space for the price tag of $80 million, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.This project, a massive expansion of the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall athletics headquarters building, created the new daily home of the football program — “the lifeblood of our program and our future,” as it’s described on the Georgia Bulldog Club website.
Current players and recruits have reported being wowed by the new space and its amenities. Georgia head coach Kirby Smart bragged at SEC Media Days last month: “It wouldn’t be possible without our administration and fan support, but it’s incredible.”
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The facelift to the Butts-Mehre facility builds on the addition of the new lights to Sanford Stadium in 2019. The $1 million addition boasts a computer-controlled LED lighting system, with the ability to change the effects and colors of the lights (especially to red, naturally), which was installed in time for a much-anticipated night game against Notre Dame between the hedges in September 2019.
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