Tombs of the Ugas

Field review by the editors.

Athens, Georgia

Pet Cemetery.Uga, a bulldog, has been the sports mascot at the University of Georgia since the mid-1950s ("Uga" is a corruption of "University of GA"). The complete line of now-multiple dead Ugas are entombed in a wall mausoleum near Gate 9 of Sanford Stadium. There's a life-size bronze statue of a generic Uga, and each dead dog gets a bronze memorial plaque with an epitaph (Poor Ugas I and II have had to be re-entombed twice to accommodate stadium expansions). The current, living Uga lounges in an air-conditioned doghouse near the cheerleaders' platform, but eventually he, too, will end his college career here.

Also see: Roadside Pet Cemetery | Mascots

Tombs of the Ugas

Address:
Field St., Athens, GA
Directions:
University of Georgia campus, at the southwest corner of Sanford Stadium. Follow the steps down toward Gate 9; the mausoleum crypts and statue are in a small outdoor patio area. For parking it's best to visit during times when there are no classes or students.
Admission:
Free
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