The grand opening of the University of West Georgia’s University Stadium last Saturday was a rousing success. Pre-game festivities like tailgating and school-spirit games were held by numerous on-campus groups and an opening ceremony commemorated the special occasion and gave honor to those who helped make the football stadium a reality. The ceremony’s guest speakers included students, alumni, faculty and staff, all of whom expressed their gratitude for playing a part in UWG history.
The wonderful turnout was a huge triumph for fans and let them see how all the fund-raising efforts and work paid off. Students, the largest contributors to the stadium funding, came out in big numbers, showing support for the Wolves’ new home and the team. The school is also hosting a new fan club called the Wolves Pup Club to show appreciation to the community for its support. The club will fund a group of under-privileged children’s admission to the games. The Boys and Girls club of Carrollton were the first honorary “pups,” and a new group will be selected for every home game.
The fun-filled atmosphere had a sense of long-awaited school pride as the Wolves took the field against the Lambuth Eagles. The first home game of the season was one to remember, leaving UWG fans looking forward to future home games. The next home game is Saturday at 7p.m. against Ouachita Baptist University. For questions, contact the University of West Georgia’s Athletic Administration at 678-839-6533.