Plans are moving ahead for a pricey renovation of Sanford Stadium in Athens. Work will create a new plaza, updated home locker rooms, as well as a new recruiting center atop the exisiting student section.
In July 2016, the property was just about to go to auction, when somebody snatched it up, according to Mark Woodling, vice president and auctioneer of United Strategic Client Services. Now, it's going back to the block with a starting bid of $3.9M.
Although Georgia is predominantly a Republican state – trending red in the past six presidential elections – there are neighborhoods in the Metro Atlanta area (and beyond) that are more "blue-friendly" than others.
Originally purchased in 1983, Rogers built the massive estate near Athens to include a 12,000-square-foot mansion, five guesthouses, two clubhouses, an equestrian arena with 44 stalls, two swimming pools, and an 18-hole golf course.