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Fans gearing up for G-Day game Saturday in Athens

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ATHENS, GA (WTOC) -

Georgia football is kicking back off this weekend with the annual G-Day Scrimmage. 

There's lots of construction going on to build a massive new Jumbotron. Most of the framework is already complete. The scrimmage is still on for Saturday, but the construction is causing a lot of changes. 

The sidewalk on the bridge looking into the stadium is closed. Also, one of the man gate access points under the bridge, Gate 10, will be closed. The good news is the school stays these renovations will be complete in July before the season gets underway. Lots of Dawg fans say this new Jumbotron is crucial in the game day experience. 

"The one thing about the stadium that everyone talked about was how the screen wasn't all that great, and you go to Auburn and Auburn's got one of the biggest ones in the country, so I'm really excited to see that sort of thing because a lot of what the Jumbotron is, is it helps you engage in the game," said Kyle Rappe, UGA Sophomore. 

Because of the high demand for seats this year, another big change is a pass system. You'll get a pass at the gate, and it will instruct you which section to sit in. 

Former UGA Quarterback Aaron Murray is on campus signing autographs. We're planning to catch up with him later and see what he thinks is in store for the new season. 

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