On a typical gameday, the population of Athens nearly doubles. As you can imagine, this can put a strain on local traffic. Our postgame traffic management plan is coordinated with law enforcement from surrounding areas to ensure that fans get on their way in a safe and timely manner.
Once the game ends, staff will direct cars to the Georgia 10 Loop, which circles Athens and provides the easiest access to all routes out of town. This is done to keep cars off of smaller streets that are not designed to carry the load of gameday vehicles.
Fans parking on East Campus will find a welcome addition to their postgame drive home as the new on-ramp will ease the strain on the College Station Road entrance to the Georgia 10 Loop.
Remember, the loop is a circle, so staff may send you in a direction you do not want to go. Don’t turn around in the median, instead, follow the signs and you will eventually get to your desired destination, probably faster than you think.
Please note that law enforcement will periodically make changes to the route based on weather, traffic and other conditions. Because of this, you may be sent a different direction from game-to-game, but this is all done in order to get fans to their desired destination in the most efficient manner possible.
Finally, while you are in town on gamedays, tune into AM 1650 for traffic and emergency information.