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UGA stadium's hedges get protection for concert

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium is holding a country music concert between the hedges - and that means the famed hedges will get extra protection from fans being seated on the field.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports country star Jason Aldean was expected to draw more than 60,000 fans Saturday. It's a first for the UGA football stadium, which turned down concerts for Bruce Springsteen and local heroes R.E.M. in years past.

Josh Brooks, UGA's assistant athletic director for internal operations, says extra security will be on hand to keep fans from taking chunks from the hedges, leaning on them or causing other damage.

The hedges even got a special clause in the concert's contract, saying the promoter must spend up to $10,000 to ensure the hedges are protected.

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