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Clemson Men’s Soccer Team Plays South Carolina Friday at Historic Riggs Field

Aug. 31, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s soccer team will play host to the South Carolina Gamecocks on Friday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field. Hundreds of Clemson soccer scarves and t-shirts will be distributed to fans in attendance throughout the match. The game will be broadcast live on ClemsonTigers.com via TigerCast.

Watch Clemson vs. South Carolina Live on TigerCast

Both teams are entering the match with a 0-1 record after last weekend’s action.

The rivals will be meeting for the 39th time on the soccer field. Clemson leads the series against South Carolina with a 22-15-1 record. Over the past 15 meetings, the Tigers are 10-4-1 against the Gamecocks. In matches played at Clemson, the Tigers are 12-8 versus South Carolina.

Organizers are attempting to break the Clemson men’s soccer regular-season attendance record of 7,012 on Friday. The school set the record with 7,012 fans on August 15, 2006, against the University of North Carolina.

Clemson is coming off of a recent loss of 2-1 to the University of Alabama-Birmingham last Saturday.

Clemson has a record of 38-6-5 for the first home game of the year since the formation of the program in 1934. Clemson fielded soccer in 1934-39 and started the program again in 1967. The Tigers are 36-5-3 in first matches of the season since 1967.

Traffic Information A large crowd is expected for the men’s soccer match between Clemson and South Carolina at Historic Riggs Field on the Clemson campus on Friday September 2, at 7:00 p.m.

Clemson University Athletic and Public Safety Officials are encouraging fans to arrive early and be safe as they approach the Clemson area as some streets will be closed due to the First Friday Parade.

Around 7,000 fans are expected for the match on Friday. The First Friday Parade will also be in progress beginning at 6:00 p.m. starting at the intersection of Cherry Road and the Old Greenville Highway near the President’s Home. The parade will continue towards the downtown area and will conclude at Historic Riggs Field around kickoff time. Roads around the downtown area will be closed due to the parade.

Fans attending the game are encouraged to come to the Clemson area by using Perimeter Road and using the Avenue of Champions or Williamson Roads to go to parking areas for the soccer match. Lots near the football stadium will be used for the overflow crowd.

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