Georgia Bulldogs parade: Thousands gather in Athens to celebrate back-to-back national titles

The Georgia Bulldogs are celebrating back-to-back national championships with fans on Saturday in Athens.

Georgia became the first major college football program in a decade to repeat as champs with a victory over the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs.

Thousands of fans made the pilgrimage to Athens and Sanford Stadium for championship parade in 2022. The second parade drew similar crowds.  


The parade moved slowly down Lumpkin Street with head coach Kirby Smart and his family in the front, followed by Hairy Dawg. 

The parade route started on Lumpkin Street in front of the University of Georgia Athletics Complex. It moved northeast along Lumpkin Street and ends at Baxter Street. 

Quarterback Stetson Bennett IV shared a car with his center, Sedrick Van Pran.

The first cars reached the end of the parade route by about 1:10 p.m.

Fans packed the Tate Center Plaza near Sanford Drive and the gates to the stadium as team members walked in for the ceremony.

Sanford Stadium ceremonies began at 2 p.m. Tickets went on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Thursday through the UGA athletics website and sold out shortly after.

Season ticket holders, faculty, staff and student ticket holders all had the opportunity to claim tickets beforehand.