Dec 12, 2018

2018 Cotton Bowl Central

Clemson vs. Notre Dame

IPTAY Parking Info

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Dec. 29, 2018 || 4 p.m. || Arlington, Texas

CLEMSON, S.C. — The College Football Playoff and the Goodyear Cotton Bowl announced today that the second-seeded Clemson Tigers will face the third-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl. Kick is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The selection marks Clemson’s fourth consecutive College Football Playoff (CFP) appearance, as Clemson joins Alabama as the only programs ever to earn at least four straight CFP berths.

Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to for more information on tickets, travel packages, merchandise and more. For the ultimate experience, official travel packages are available through PrimeSport. With limited availability, fans should act now by visiting to book their trips. Fans are also encouraged to visit the Clemson Tigers Store to get official ACC Championship and College Football Playoff merchandise.

Make a Difference in Dallas - Clemson Family Service Project

Team up with Clemson faculty, staff and other volunteers to make a difference in Dallas!
As the Clemson Tigers prepare to face Notre Dame in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, the Clemson Alumni Association and Clemson University Student Affairs are teaming up with Goodwill Industries of Dallas to perform tasks like sorting donations, unloading trucks, working in the repair shop and preparing care packages.

The mission of Goodwill is to provide job training and employment to persons with disabilities and disadvantages to help transform their lives through the power of jobs. Donated goods provide jobs through the collection, processing and reselling of goods.

Click HERE to register on Eventbrite to show the world Every Tiger Cares!  Space is limited!

Alumni Events

Friday, Dec. 28 || Welcome To Texas!

Join the Clemson Alumni Association, IPTAY and the Dallas/Ft. Worth Clemson Club at the Welcome to Texas Event!

We hope that you’ll join us at Texas Live! On Friday, December 28th from 5-7 PM following the Battle of the Bands! More details to come, be sure to check the Bowl Central page .

Texas Live! is located at 1650 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76011. For more information about Texas Live! please visit their website:

We hope to CU there! Go Tigers!

The Clemson Family Tailgate

Join us at the Clemson Family Tailgate hosted by the Clemson Alumni Association and IPTAY prior to the Cotton Bowl!

The Clemson Alumni Association and IPTAY are excited to announce the Clemson Family Tailgate at AT&T Stadium on Saturday, December 29 in Arlington, Texas. The tailgate will run from
11:30 AM to 2 PM CT and will take place inside AT&T Stadium.

Tailgate tickets cost $85 and for children aged 12 and under the cost of a tailgate ticket is $45. Tailgate tickets include a BBQ menu and an open bar with beer, wine and liquor.

You must have a game ticket and tailgate ticket to attend the tailgate and once you enter the stadium/tailgate, you will not be allowed to leave and re-enter the stadium. No re-entry is allowed at AT&T Stadium. The tailgate will be inside AT&T Stadium spread across two levels connected by elevators and escalators.

Tickets will be delivered via mobile. There will be no hard copy tickets for the tailgate. Upon arrival, please enter through Gate G.

Tickets are now sold out for the Clemson Family Tailgate at the Cotton Bowl. 

The Cotton Bowl

The Cotton Bowl berth brings Clemson’s bowl history full circle, The game will be only the Tigers’ second all-time appearance in the Cotton Bowl, dating back to the program’s first ever bowl bid. That year, Head Coach Jess Neely’s Tigers completed a 9-1 campaign in 1939 with a 6-3 victory against Boston College in the 1940 Cotton Bowl. The victory was a landmark one for Clemson, as in addition to being the program’s first bowl game, it represented the school’s first win against a Top 20 team.

Clemson will be making a bowl appearance for the 14th consecutive year, adding to its current school record that began in 2005. In total, it will be Clemson’s 43rd bowl appearance, with the Tigers entering their upcoming bowl schedule with an existing 22-20 all-time record in bowl play.

The meeting between the Tigers and Irish will be only the fourth all-time meeting between the two programs. Clemson holds a 2-1 advantage in the all-time series between the schools, including a win in the programs’ most recent meeting in 2015, when Clemson stopped a two-point conversion attempt in a driving rain storm to secure a 24-22 victory at Memorial Stadium.