UGA Football National Championship Parade: Details for celebration in Athens

After winning back-to-back college football national championships, the University of Georgia is ready to celebrate.

UGA Football announced plans for a parade through Athens and a ceremony at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 14.

The gates to Sanford Stadium will open at noon with the parade down Lumpkin Street starting at 12:30 p.m.

The team will then do their Dawg Walk at 1 p.m. at the Baxter Street extension, proceed through the Tate Student Center Plaza, and then head to the stadium for a formal program at 2 p.m.

2023 UGA Football Championship Parade Route (UGA Football).

2023 UGA Football Championship Parade Route (UGA Football).

UGA Football National Championship Celebration 

  • Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Location: Sanford Stadium
  • Parade: 12:30 p.m.
  • Dawg Walk: 1 p.m.
  • Stadium Celebration: 2 p.m.

Due to construction on the south of the stadium, entry for the event will only be through gates 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, and 5.

The campus will be open to visitors starting at 7 a.m. with parking available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Tickets for Georgia Football National Championship Parade

In 2022, a near-capacity crowd of over 92,000 people filled Sanford Stadium to root for the team after they beat Alabama. The tickets were free and first available to all UGA students and season ticket holders starting on Tuesday at 9 a.m. 

The remaining tickets will be available to the public starting at 9 a.m. Thursday through the UGA Football website.


The Dawgs are expected to fly back into town sometime Tuesday afternoon

Georgia turned in one of the all-time beatdowns in a big game as the undefeated Bulldogs demolished No. 3 TCU 65-7 Monday night.  

In emphatic and overwhelming fashion, Georgia became the first team to repeat as College Football Playoff national champions and left no doubt the ’Dawgs are the new bullies on the block.

No team has ever scored more points in a national championship game, dating to the beginning of the BCS in 1998.

Quarterback Stetson Bennett #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs kisses championship trophy after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs 65-7 to win the CFP National Championship Football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Monday, January 9, 2023. (Photo by Keith B

The Bulldogs scored all six times they touched the ball in the first half. Twice Quarterback Stetson Bennett ran it in himself; the former walk-on turned two-time national champion was barely touched on the two quarterback keepers.

Coach Kirby Smart is now 81-15 in his first seven seasons at Georgia with two national titles.

How to get Georgia Bulldog National Champions gear

If you're looking to be all decked out in Georgia Football Championship gear for the parade, you can order from the official online store of the bulldogs. The sale ends Saturday.

Academy started getting shipments of the National Championship gear last week and has T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, flags, and more.

DICK's Sporting Goods also has back-to-back championship gear ready to sell.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.