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Georgia Expanding Sanford Stadium Seating Capacity for Massive Notre Dame Showdown

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 09: Richard LeCounte III #2 and J.R. Reed #20 of the Georgia Bulldogs tackle Chris Finke #10 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the fourth quarter of a game at Notre Dame Stadium on September 9, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Georgia won 20-19. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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College football's non-conference schedule has lived up to the hype in the early stages of the 2019 season. You really can't help but admit that the LSU-Texas showdown from last weekend and the Auburn-Oregon clash on Aug. 31 entertained to the fullest possible extent.

However, few matchups in recent memory have generated more buzz than this weekend's tilt between the No.3 Georgia Bulldogs and No.6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

As a result, Sanford Stadium is expected to flaunt the largest crowd in its history. And to prepare for the mass assembly of fans, Georgia is reportedly expanding the stadium's seating capacity.

Why are the Bulldogs doing this? Well, when the matchup was announced, they promised 8,000 tickets to traveling ND fans, but Sanford Stadium only had room to accommodate for some 7,500.

Temporary seating will reportedly be inserted underneath the scoreboard, near the back of Sections 139 and 143 as well as the West End plaza. Sanford's maximum capacity is generally 92,746. With the extra seating, that tally is expected to rise by 500.

What more need be said?

Do yourselves a favor and prepare some popcorn, find a ginormous television, and tune into CBS at 8 p.m. ET next Saturday night.