Thursday, September 3, 2009
Saturday, September 5, is a day that all West Georgia Wolves fans will remember as one that began a new chapter in UWG football. UWG will finally have a place to call home in the 9,500-seat University Stadium, the largest sports venue between Birmingham and Atlanta.
Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, president of the university, will dedicate University Stadium and acknowledge the many individuals and community support that made the new stadium and Athletics Complex possible.
Those supporters include the Student Government Association, which voted to implement a student fee to help fund the Athletics Complex; the city of Carrollton, which donated several hundred acres of land and assisted with many infrastructure issues; the Carroll County Commission, which used $1 million in SPLOST funds to help with infrastructure; and major donor visionaries Ray Fulford, Bob Stone and Jim Gill, who gave leadership, community support and funds toward a project that was unthinkable 10 years ago.
The half-time show will honor major donors to University Stadium and the Athletics Complex.
Wolves Fans may purchase tickets for the inaugural game at The Coliseum ticket windows Thursday between the hours of 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Game Day tickets are a cash only purchase at the University Stadium Box Office two hours prior to kickoff. Students, faculty and staff may purchase reserved seats by contacting 678-839-6533 or show ID at the gate for general admission.
For more information on the first home game and the new stadium, go to http://www.uwgsports.com/.