CLEMSON, SC – Several enhancements and changes to the game day experience are on the way as Clemson prepares to host seven home games at Memorial Stadium for the first time since 2019. Clemson is in the midst of a stadium upgrade process from $70 million, which began just days into the 2021 season and will begin Phase II in December 2022.
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Clemson already has one of the best game day atmospheres in the nation and has made significant investments to keep improving it. The football team opens the season in fourth place in both polls, and since the arrival of the College Football Playoff before the start of the 2014 season, Clemson is 53-1 at home. Clemson’s .982 winning percentage at home in that time frame is the best in the country.
Clemson signs Ticketmaster as new ticket provider
Ticketmaster is the industry leader in ticketing technology and will connect directly with Clemson Athletic Ticket Office, IPTAY and Clemson’s data analytics team to provide a best-in-class experience for purchasing, transferring and reselling Clemson tickets.
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New protection against counterfeit banknotes
Ticketmaster launched SafeTix™, which uses an encrypted barcode that automatically updates every few seconds to help combat fraud. This enhancement prevents unscrupulous scalpers from taking screenshots or photocopying tickets and selling them multiple times. LEARN MORE
Better integration and ticket management within the official app
The ClemsonTigers app, powered by WMT, will host the platform and is available on all mobile devices. Fans can also manage accounts through any web browser. You can download the Clemson Tigers app on the App Store and Google Play.
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Clemson debuts new video card and sound system
Clemson’s video board is getting its first major update since 2005, with nearly five times the surface area of the previous board, which was last updated before the 2012 season. The new video system, including new speakers on each side, it will measure 127 feet wide by 57 feet tall and sit 20 feet off the ground, giving fans a 365-day open view of the stadium. The new East Main Videoboard will also feature color LED interior lights and custom LED portal lights for the team entrance. The ribbon boards on the north, south, and west, along with the new corner video boards on the west, have been updated to be higher quality, easier to read, and more immersive.
new stadium lights
The stadium’s eight main light poles have all been upgraded to an LED system, allowing for individual control of lamps, Howard’s Rock lighting, and higher quality field lighting. Additional props were added to the plazas around each light pole and upper deck sections to provide a safer environment for navigating the stadium.
More space in the east
The concourse areas around gates 1 and 5 have been reshaped to allow more space inside the gates and aid pedestrian navigation around the hill. As well as helping with congestion and fan safety, it will also open up space to safely host TV partners or other special events. Expanded views of the stadium from Williamson Road allow fans a superior view of team buses arriving on the Hill or at the stadium 365 days a year.
Honoring our Armed Forces
The medallion seals of the six branches of the armed forces were again placed on the east façade of the stadium with improved lighting elements. Brig. General Skardon’s flagstaff was relocated with the Army Medallion to the southeast corner for clear viewing with the upgraded video board. Additional awards are planned and will be announced at a later date.
The Tiger returns to his rightful place
A tiger has sat atop the video board since the 1970s, and this season a new tiger will debut, measuring nearly 22 feet across, with eyes that light up and a tail that moves. The Tiger will also be able to be moved up and down the board as needed. The previous Tiger, which has seen hundreds of victories at Memorial Stadium, will be available as an interactive item in the TigerTown Tailgate. Fans will be able to take a photo with the tiger and have its tail and eyes light up.
Teachers Club opens
The west side of the stadium received a facelift with the addition of IPTAY’s Masters Club, a 688-seat premium area on the concourse level. A limited number of premium air mesh seats are still available in this area. As part of this renovation, concessions and restrooms on the west were relocated and expanded onto terraces, allowing for easier pedestrian flow and access. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MASTERS CLUB.
New restrooms in the west
There are new upgraded and expanded restrooms in the Northwest and Southwest Lobbies. An additional ADA/family bathroom and a dedicated wellness room for nursing mothers are also available in the Northwest Lobby.
Clemson obtains Sensory Certification
Clemson Athletics has partnered with Kulture City to make all of its venues and all of the programs and events those venues host sensory-inclusive. This new initiative will promote an engaging and positive experience for all sensory-impaired guests and fans who visit sporting events at Clemson University. [More Information]
Clemson is the first school in the country to earn Sensory Certification in all locations. Memorial Stadium, Historic Riggs Field, Littlejohn Coliseum, Jervey Gym, Doug Kingsmore Stadium, and McWhorter Stadium will carry the Certification and will have available sensory bags, noise-canceling headphones, anti-stress tools, verbal cue cards, and prescription glasses. strobe reduction for guests. at the Guest Services Booths while attending Events at Clemson Athletic Venues.
Lot 5 Plaza for Paseo del Tigre
One of the parts of Phase II of the ongoing renovations is a new Lot 5 and Tiger Walk Experience. For 2022, Clemson has worked to update the equipment drop off location, which will now allow buses to leave Perimeter Rd. and relieve some traffic during Tiger Walk.
Improvements to the concessions experience
Concession partner Aramark has invested in new outlets to make checkout at kiosks faster and easier. Plus, there will be more options than ever, and the fan-friendly price of $2 water and hot dogs is still in effect. There are also two new concession areas as a result of construction to the west.
Ring of Honor update and stadium signage
As part of the updates to the stadium’s façade, Clemson installed new signage honoring all-time greats, championship years, and backlit the traditional “Clemson Welcomes You to Death Valley” signage. RING OF HONOR
As part of the new ticketing system, the scan-and-tap-to-enter procedure is expected to improve. Fans must download and add mobile tickets to their respective phone wallets before arriving at the stadium and have them ready to scan before approaching the gate. Mobile resolution stations are available at gates 1, 5, 9 and 13.
tiger city Gate
A revamped Tigertown Tailgate returns to the Littlejohn Garden and Burton Gallery area with new activations, including the previous Tiger that sat at the top of the leaderboards, as well as home to the Tiger Tailgate Show.
Tiger Tailgate Show Now Three Hours; The fifth quarter show is renewed
The three-hour English Tiger Tailgate Show presented by Upcountry Fiber will be broadcast live from the Tigertown Tailgate stage during home games beginning three hours before kickoff. It will air live on Clemson Athletic Network stations as well as the ClemsonTigers app, SiriusXM and TuneIn. The Fifth Quarter Show with William Qualkinbush and Donnell Clark will begin shortly after the game and will run for one hour and thirty minutes.
Coaches Show will appear on Clemson+
In addition to local TV listings, Inside Clemson Football with Dabo Swinney will also be available on Clemson+ after airing in local markets.
Security protocols updated and in progress
The clear bag policy is in effect and there are metal detectors at the gates.
Reduced seating capacity of The Hill
After an evaluation of Hill and required safety codes, Clemson Campus Security has recommended reducing capacity at Hill. These seats remain free for students.
Parking opening hours:
As in previous years, for games starting before 3:30 p.m., parking lots open at 6 a.m. For games starting at 3:30 p.m. or later, parking lots open at 8 a.m. beginning the night before the midnight.
Meeting in the paw to continue
The meeting in Paw will take place in 2022. Fans are asked to enter the field via the hill or ramps on the west and are urged not to jump over the brick walls.
Perimeter road upgrade
The Perimeter Road construction project will continue beyond Clemson’s seven home games, but once completed, Perimeter Road will be transformed from a two-lane highway to a 48-foot-wide campus entrance with two lanes in each direction. , one of 15 feet. wide landscaped median, then a 5-foot-wide buffer before a 10-foot-wide multi-use path. Curbs, gutters and shoulders are being built, all to meet safety requirements. Additionally, a sidewalk and lights have been installed along Old Stadium Road from Perimeter Road to Madren Center, improving pedestrian safety for those walking between campus and the Madren Center and Walker Golf Course. Access The Vision of a New Perimeter Road to see design renderings and learn more.
Woodland Cemetery on the Clemson campus is sacred ground and home to more than 1,200 souls buried in marked and unmarked graves. Clemson respectfully asks fans to acknowledge the solemnity of the cemetery as they walk its paths.
Signs, markers, and barriers have been added to help ensure that fans can freely navigate the cemetery grounds without stepping on or disturbing the graves. Motorized vehicles and skateboards are not allowed inside the cemetery.
Clemson is committed to protecting and preserving the graves of all who are buried at Woodland and is dedicated to honoring and respecting those who built this great university.
For more information about the project and research on the historic African-American cemetery, visit www.clemson.edu/cemetery.
Oconee Airport Runway Closure
A temporary runway closure at KCEU Airport is expected to begin on September 12 and last between 60 and 90 days. Please contact Jeff Garrison at 864-882-2959 if you have any questions.