Georgia Athletic Hospitality


The Georgia Athletic Hospitality office is managed by The Colonnade Group, a sports production and event management company based in Birmingham, Alabama. The GAH office handles the management and operation of the Sanford Stadium SkySuites, Champion’s Club, SkyClub, and Stegeman Coliseum’s courtside seating and hospitality for Men’s Basketball and Gymnastics, Baseball Dugout and Press Club.

GAH was established in early 2009 with the mission to bring the best possible service and experience to the premium seat holders at the University of Georgia. Leading this effort is Jessica Pope, Director of Georgia Athletic Hospitality, and her dedicated staff of UGA student ambassadors.

About Our Office

The GAH office is located in Stegeman Coliseum, 100 Smith St, Athens, GA 30602.

Phone
877-GA-DAWGS (877-423-2947)

Fax
706-583-0868

Mailing Address
University of Georgia Athletic Association
Georgia Athletic Hospitality
PO Box 1472
Athens, GA 30603

Web Address
www.georgiaathletichospitality.com

GAH Staff

Jessica Pope

Director, Georgia Athletic Hospitality
jpope@sports.uga.edu
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Jessica joined The Colonnade Group and Georgia Athletic Hospitality as Director in August 2017. Her duties with GAH include premium seating management for football, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball and the management of venue rentals for the UGA Athletic Association.

Jessica grew up in the town of Cumming, GA prior to attending the University of Georgia in 2006 and has remained in Athens since that time. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree, from Franklin College, in Speech Communication from UGA in 2010. Prior to joining GAH, Jessica previously held the position of Account Executive at The Classic Center, the convention center located in downtown Athens, for nearly five years. Jessica is proud to be from a family of Bulldawgs, with other graduates being: her grandfather, father, aunt, sister, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law!

Jessica married Alan Pope in July 2017 in Asheville, NC. They enjoy dining downtown, running, and spending time with their friends.

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Riley Hart

Assistant Director, Georgia Athletic Hospitality
rhart@sports.uga.edu
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Riley rejoined the Colonnade Group and Georgia Athletic Hospitality in May 2018 after previously being an intern for the GAH team back in 2016-2017.  His duties with GAH include assisting the director with premium seating management for football, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball as well as the overall management of venue rentals and the GAH FANgineers.

Riley is originally from Carrollton, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2016 with his Bachelor's in Sport Management.  Prior to his time at GAH now, Riley worked with the College Football Playoff in Irving, Texas.  During his time in Texas, Riley assisted the College Football Playoff staff in executing the 2018 CFP National Championship in Atlanta. 

Forever a Dawg, Riley is excited to be back in Athens and to be working around UGA athletics once again.  Riley is a self-proclaimed sports enthusiast who loves playing basketball and golf.  Also, Riley has a love for theatre and enjoys seeing a hit musical whenever he can. 

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