College football’s oldest stadium will be seeing some changes over the course of the next five years.
On Wednesday, the Georgia Tech athletic department announced their initial plans for the next five years in helping Bobby Dodd become more modern.
It’s no question that Bobby Dodd is one of the best settings to watch college football in the country. It may not be the size of some other college football stadiums but it’s small and intimate setting makes it an experience that every college football fan should have. That being said, there are parts of the stadium that are outdated. The Georgia Tech athletic department is ready to make a quality game-day experience even better for fans and student-athletes alike.
Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury had the following to say regarding the upcoming changes according to the press release;
"“Bobby Dodd Stadium is one of the greatest settings in all of college football, we are committed to making it even better so that new generations of fans and student-athletes can continue to enjoy a first-rate gameday experience for years to come.”"
Before getting into long term plans, there will be some initial changes coming in 2018 on The Flats. In 2018 fans should expect to see more concession locations throughout the stadium and water bottle filling stations throughout the stadium.
On top of those changes, fans will see changes when entering the stadium next season. The athletic department plans to revamp entrance gates as well as instituting a clear-bag policy. Both changes should help with the time it takes for fans to enter the stadium, which will be especially helpful on those hot September afternoon days.
The school will be offering a great deal of benefits for season ticket holders starting next season as well including discounts on concessions and gameday merchandise. The rest could be found here.
By 2023, fans should expect to have a premier game-day experience. By then, it’s expected Bobby Dodd will be better equipped with improved general and premium seating experiences, improved cellular and WiFi activity, and improved speaker system throughout the stadium. The athletic department will also be looking to improve fans tailgating experiences.
The athletic department will announce additional plans for changes at Bobby Dodd throughout the next few months leading up to next season.