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MAGILL LOUNGE POLICY MANUAL & GAMEDAY INFORMATION 2020

The 2020 home football season has been altered to a four game, conference-only schedule at Sanford Stadium. With the new schedule and in an effort to reduce contact between guests and staff, all game tickets will be on a mobile platform.

Georgia Athletic Hospitality has provided a brief overview of Sanford Stadium's ticket policies below or view GeorgiaDogs.com for more informaiton.

Sanford Stadium ticket policies:

  • A valid, unscanned game ticket is required to enter Sanford Stadium.
  • A ticket will be required for all individuals regardless of age.
  • NEW FOR 2020:
  • All game tickets are on a mobile platform and are email per game.
  • Mobile tickets are NOT able to be printed. Printed tickets will not be accepted at the gates.
  • All tickets are game-specific.
  • Tickets may be transferred via the online account.

Sanford Stadium Gate & Entry Policies

  • Sanford Stadium gates open two (2) hours prior to kickoff.
  • In order to ensure pedestrian safety, Field Street will close 30 minutes prior to gates opening (2.5 hours prior to kickoff) and reopen one (1) hour after the conclusion of the game. No exceptions will be made.
  • New to 2020: All UGA parking lots and decks will not open until three (3) hours prior to kickoff.
  • A clear bag policy is in effect. Please see the "Clear Bag Policy and Prohibited Items" section below.

Sanford Stadium Face Covering Policy

The University of Georgia Athletic Association has implemented a number of measures to make arrival and entry to Sanford Stadium a safe experience this season including:

  • Fans will be required to wear a face covering upon entry to Sanford Stadium.
  • Face covering must be worn over the mouth and nose.
  • Face covering must be worn while in gate queues, when interacting with staff, while moving through Sanford Stadium, while in restrooms and concession stand lines, when six feet of distance is not possible between you and others not from your household
  • Face covering may be removed once seated in assigned stadiums seats

Access Pass Policies and Entry Process

  • Magill Lounge Access Passes are now individual game passes.
  • Each pass is game-specific.
  • Each guest regardless of age must have a valid access pass.
  • The Magill Lounge is located on the 200-level, behind Section 223.
  • The Magill Lounge entrance is through the iron arch.
  • Upon entering, a Georgia Athletic Hospitality staff member will collect the pass and each guest will be wristbanded.
  • This game-specific wristband will allow guests to exit and re-enter the Magill Lounge as they wish.

Magill Lounge Capacity

Due to social distancing, the maximum capacity in the Magill Lounge is 200 guests.

  • If the Magill Lounge reaches maximum capacity, then waiting guests will be queued outside of the Magill Lounge.
  • At that time, Georgia Athletic Hospitality will enact a "one in, one out" system.
  • In an effort to accommodate all guests, food by Proof of the Pudding and Chick-fil-A will be permitted to exit the Magill Lounge.
  • Alcohol is not permitted to leave the Magill Lounge at any time.

Georgia Athletic Hospitality is actively working with the University of Georgia Athletic Association leadership, Athens-Clarke County public health officials, and following the SEC’s "COVID-19 Recommended Guidelines for Guest Attendance" to ensure the health and safety of all Magill Lounge guests and staff.

The following precautions undertaken by the University of Georgia Athletic Association and Georgia Athletic Hospitality, including Proof of the Pudding, C&C Janitorial Services, and Titan Global Enterprises, are consistent with the Governor’s guidance for the State of Georgia.

Georgia Athletic Hospitality

  • Georgia Athletic Hospitality game day staff are called "FANGINEERS™."
  • FANGINEERS™, interns, and directors have agreed to monitor symptoms, including checking temperature for fever of 100.4° F or higher; immediately reporting any known or potential exposures to COVID-19 to Hospitality Director; staying at home if feeling ill; wearing a mask and appropriate PPE while in Sanford Stadium; practicing physical distancing as much as possible; frequent washing and sanitizing of hands; and if tested, reporting results in a timely manner.
  • All FANGINEERS™, interns, and directors will wear a mask while in Sanford Stadium.
  • FANGINEERS™ at the gates and elevators will wear gloves and replace gloves at regular intervals.
  • Magill Lounge guests needing assistance should contact the FANGINEER™ at the Podium, located near the entrance.

Proof of the Pudding

Proof of the Pudding is the catering provider for the premium seating areas of Sanford Stadium, including the Magill Lounge. Safety and sanitation have always been top priority and are very important to Proof of the Pudding. While disinfecting protocols will be escalated, Proof of the Pudding will continue their stringent food handling practices and research new best practice protocols and guidelines.

Prior to the football season, each Proof of the Pudding team members has completed a Sanitation Basics and COVID-19 training course. Catering Director and game day managers have completed the COVID-19 Course by ServSafe, as well as the Communicable Disease Prevention training.

  • Prior to arriving at Sanford Stadium, Proof of the Pudding team members will complete a 4-part health questionnaire.
  • Proof of the Pudding Catering Director will conduct temperature checks on all employees.
  • Employees will be given a wristband indicating a temperature of 100.3° F or lower.
  • All buffets will be served by a masked and gloved Proof of the Pudding attendant.
  • Catering attendants will assemble all entrées behind barriers and will be served in "to go"-style containers.
  • Many menu items, including sides, desserts, and salad, will be individually served.
  • All cutlery will be individually wrapped.
  • All condiments will be individually sealed.
  • For more information about the catering operation, changes implemented due to COVID-19, and game day menus, please see "Hospitality Services" section below.

C & C Janitorial Services

C&C Janitorial Services is the custodial provider for the Magill Lounge.

C&C Janitorial is requiring all staff to:

  • Employees will self-monitor for symptoms including cough and fever
  • Conduct temperature checks on game day
  • Employees with a temperature of 100.4° F or higher will not be permitted inside Sanford Stadium

Titan Global Enterprises

Titan Global Enterprises is the security provider for the premium seating areas in Sanford Stadium, including the Magill Lounge. Titan is also the in-stadium security provider for the whole of Sanford Stadium. Georgia Athletic Hospitality employs a separate and dedicated branch of Titan security that exclusively serves the premium seating areas.

Titan Global Enterprises is taking the following safety measures of all employees:

  • Employee is not permitted to work if they have had a fever of 100.4° F degrees within 24 hours of shift
  • Employees will wear a mask or face covering at all times within Sanford Stadium.
  • Employees will maintain good hygiene and will wash hands frequently throughout shift.
  • Employees who are required to touch guest belongings will wear gloves and dispose of them immediately after handling items.
  • Titan Manager may perform temperature scan of each employee upon arrival for shift.

Game Day Menu

Proof of the Pudding is the catering provider for the premium seating areas of Sanford Stadium, including the Magill Lounge.

New to 2020: Chick-fil-A will be a season-long catering partner in the Magill Lounge. Chick-fil-A will offer a "grab & go" classic Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches.

FANGINEER™ at the Podium

The Georgia Athletic Hospitality FANGINEER™ at the Podium is your direct link to Hospitality Directors. Notify the FANGINEER™ with any questions, requests, or to contact a Hospitality Director.

Programs and Roster Cards

  • Game day programs and roster cards will now be digital.
  • Georgia Athletic Hospitality will send a link to view programs and roster cards in the "Magill Lounge Game Day Newsletter" sent on the Friday prior to each home game.

To help prevent the spread of germs, Georgia Athletic Hospitality, University of Georgia Athletic Association, and C&C Janitorial Services have developed stringent cleaning protocols following all CDC and FDA guidelines, and working closely with Athens- Clarke County public health officials.

C&C Janitorial Services

The day prior to game day, C&C Janitorial will be treating the Magill Lounge with an approved EPA List N disinfectant.

In addition to the routine cleaning of the Magill Lounge, C&C Janitorial staff will be sanitizing high-contact areas at regular intervals, including tables, drink coolers, and table tops.

Face Coverings & Masks

  • Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) are required upon entering Sanford Stadium and the Magill Lounge, during ingress, egress, and while moving throughout the lounge.
  • Face coverings are required inside the Magill Lounge at all times.
  • Magill Lounge guests may remove their face covering when enjoying food and beverage at designated tables.
  • Guests that fail to comply with the face covering requirement will be ejected from Sanford Stadium.
  • Stadium workers and staff are required to wear face coverings at all time.
  • In the event that you feel staff is not following the necessary health and sanitation measures, please note their company, role, and name, if possible, and email Jessica Pope at jpope@sports.uga.edu.

Guests are expected to comply with all requests to apply face coverings.

Alcohol Policy

  • Beer and wine will be sold in the Magill Lounge.
  • Underage drinking is strictly prohibited. Guests must be 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Alcohol sales will conclude at the end of the 3rd Quarter.
  • Alcohol is not permitted to exit the Magill Lounge.
  • Cups will be permitted to leave the Magill Lounge but must be empty when presented to staff at the exits.
  • Guests are not permitted to pass alcohol to general seating guests.
  • All beer and wine sales will be credit/ debit card. Cash is not accepted.
  • Intoxication and disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.
  • Guests abusing the Alcohol Policy risk ejection.

Guest Conduct and Expectations

  • Magill Lounge pass holders and guests are expected to conduct themselves in a thoughtful and courteous manner at all time.
  • Any guests displaying unsuitable behavior, including but not limited to abusive acts, vulgar behavior, intoxication, or disorderly conduct, may be removed from Sanford Stadium and risk revocation of tickets.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Any violation of the Magill Lounge or Sanford Stadium policies will result in ejection and revocation of game tickets. The University of Georgia Athletic Association reserves the right to revoke your Magill Lounge pass at any time.
  • Tobacco products, including smoking and the use of e-cigarettes, are not permitted in the stadium. UGA is a smoke/ tobacco free campus.
  • Magill Lounge guests and patrons must follow the law at all times. Unlawful behavior or actions will result in ejection and ticket revocation.

Student-Athletes & NCAA Compliance

  • Per the NCAA, current UGA student-athletes and their family members are NOT permitted to be guests in the premium areas.
  • All Magill Lounge pass holders and guests are expected to follow all NCAA policies.

Medical

  • In the case of an emergency, notify a Georgia Athletic Hospitality FANGINEER™ immediately. The FANGINEER™ will notify EMTs and on-site medical staff.
  • Medical technicians are also available at the stations behind Sections 203 (North Side) and 229 (South Side) on the Club Level.

Lost Child

If you fail to locate your child, please notify the FANGINEER™ stationed at the podium, and they will contact the authorities to assist you.

Fire Protocol

  • In the case of a fire, the Magill Lounge is equipped with automatic fire detection and alarm systems, automatic fire sprinklers, and fire extinguishers.
  • Notify the Georgia Athletic Hospitality FANGINEER™ at the podium immediately, and they will contact the authorities to assist you.

Severe Weather

  • Should inclement weather arise, please follow the instructions of the Georgia Athletic Hospitality staff.
  • If necessary, seek shelter in the restrooms or concourses of Sanford Stadium.
  • Updates for the continuation of the game will be announced by the University of Georgia Athletic Association.

Emergency Evacuations

  • If a full evacuation is necessary, uniformed personnel and Georgia Athletic Hospitality staff will direct patrons to the closest stairwell exit.

Stadium security has the right to inspect any item at any time for the purpose of spectator safety. Prohibited items must be returned to cars or disposed of before entry.

This list is not conclusive but has been condensed to commonly seen items.

Prohibited items include:

  • Non-Clear Bags such as Backpacks, purses, or clutches or Clear Bags Larger than 12”x12”
  • Alcohol, cigarettes, or e-cigarettes
  • Bottles & Cans
  • Infant Seats or Strollers
  • Motorized Scooters
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind including pocket-knives or pepper spray
  • Each ticket holder is allowed one large clear bag such as a one-gallon Ziploc style bag or clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bag that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12", plus a small clutch purse.
  • Bags that contain necessary medical items, including breast pumps, breast milk, formula, insulin, and Epi Pens, must be inspected and tagged at a designated gate. Medical Bag Check station is at Gate 6, off of East Campus Road.
  • Fans can still carry items such as binoculars, smart phones, tablets and cameras (with lenses shorter than four inches), so long as they are not in a bag or carrying case.
  • Please visit www.georgiadogs.com for the full list of prohibited items.