After years of speculation, Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium set to become reality

Sept. 5, 2019

If Vince Dooley ever had a meeting with a distinguished guest, his wife Barbara Dooley liked to get out of the way.

So when University of Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity was scheduled to stop by their house one morning last spring, Barbara didn’t plan on deviating from tradition. But just as she was leaving to go work out, she saw University of Georgia President Jere Morehead in the passenger seat of McGarity’s car. Barbara welcomed them into the house and told them she was on her way out.

Morehead told Barbara to stay. He had some news to share.

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