College Football Spring Games In and Around Atlanta

football on the fieldDo you love college football? Are you already starting to look at the upcoming schedules to plan around your fall activities? This one is for my moms and families that love college football!

Attending a football game can be expensive and it gets even more expensive when you add a tiny human who may or may not last 4 quarters. Spring games are a great way to introduce your kiddos to college football, without a big financial investment. Get a little taste of football in the spring, just enough to get you excited for the fall kickoff.

Even if you have a kid that is not a huge fan of football, they probably are fans of hot dogs, popcorn, pom poms, noise makers, and meeting the mascots. Spring games can be fun for the whole family! In and around Atlanta there are 3 teams in 3 different conferences (Sun Belt, ACC, and SEC) that you can check out.

Georgia State University Spring Game

Center Parc Stadium, Thursday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.

Have you visited the Panthers’ new home at Center Parc? Get your first look at the 2023 Panthers Team and 11 new signees, Black vs Blue, spring game. This event is free and conveniently located downtown in the Summerhill district. Cheer on your Panthers during the annual Spring Game at Center Parc Stadium. Parking is free in assigned lots and entry is free with a ticket. Be sure to claim your free ticket online before attending.

If you plan on attending any Panthers games during the regular season, be sure to register your kiddos for a FREE membership in Pounce’s Kids Club. As a PKC member kids get free entry to home games, a Kids Club T-Shirt & SWAG bag, an official member lanyard, a monthly newsletter from Pounce, a chance to be the coin toss/game ball kid of the game, and a birthday shoutout on the video board.

White & Gold Game

Georgia Institute of Technology, Bobby Dodd Stadium, Saturday, April 15, 1 p.m. 

This is one of our favorite pre-season events. There are usually pre-game activities and photo opportunities with Buzz, the cheer squad, and the band. You can buy your game day gear on-site too, there are usually a variety of vendors and branded giveaways. Last year’s event included a unique on-the-field tailgate experience. I look forward to seeing what they offer this year! A new season and a new coach, get your first look at the 2023 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Check out all of the tech traditions in a family-friendly atmosphere. Visit their site regularly for parking info and a full schedule of events.

If you plan on attending any Tech games this season, a Junior Jackets membership might be right for you. For $25 Georgia Tech fans ages 12 and under get a member’s t-shirt and have the opportunity to experience Georgia Tech athletics and special events throughout the year.

G-Day Game

The University of Georgia, Sanford Stadium, April 15, time TBD

The 2-time national champions are inviting the community to watch their annual spring game and check out their 2023 season of athletes. If you have never been to Sanford Stadium at UGA this is a perfect opportunity for you and your family to experience a taste of SEC football. Get there early to experience all the fanfare. The “Dawg Walk” is a UGA tradition where the band, cheer team, and fans cheer on the Dawgs as they enter the stadium, this will definitely get you into the game-day spirit. Parking and entry are usually FREE, but be sure to check the website regularly for parking info and an updated schedule of events.

Gather your friends and family and get a little taste of college football this Spring!

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Larissa Brown
Larissa is a mom to 1 inquisitive and empathetic six-year-old and wife to a smart and funny Georgia Tech grad.  Her parents were born and raised in Atlanta, her mom is from Peoplestown and her dad is from Kirkwood. Larissa is a former Army brat and when her dad retired, they settled back in Georgia. She earned degrees from The University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and Georgia State University. She worked and played in the Atlanta area until she moved to the burbs with her husband. They got the house with a yard, a dog named Gus, and started raising their kiddo.  She is a work-from-home mom with a background in health education and wellbeing. She is a Cobb County mom with Atlanta roots. You can find her at an outdoor yoga class with her sister or at a local food or wine festival with friends. Larissa loves college football, festivals, fitness, travel, and creating memories with her family.