Tailgating Safety

The University of Georgia and Athens-Clarke County Police Departments wish to provide some reminders to help citizens have a safe and enjoyable season of University of Georgia Football.

  • Open containers containing alcoholic beverages are prohibited by county ordinance and will be enforced on county streets and sidewalks. More information can be found by reading the Athens-Clarke County ordinance 6-3-12 available here.
  • Citizens old enough to consume alcoholic beverages are asked to consume them responsibly. People who consume too much alcohol put themselves in a position of greater vulnerability. Statistics indicate that individuals who are under the influence of alcohol are more frequently the victims of persons crimes to include sexual assault. Fans are encouraged to use the buddy system, particularly when they have been consuming alcohol. It is unlawful for people under the age of 21 to consume alcohol.