Aug. 22, 2003
The season opening game between Clemson and Georgia at Clemson Memorial Stadium on August 30 is a sellout. Clemson Associate Athletic Director and Ticket Manager Van Hilderbrand made the announcement on Friday.
A crowd of over 83,000 is expected for the contest. The largest Clemson vs. Georgia attendance in Death Valley was the 1990 game when 83,127 fans attended a 34-3 Clemson victory. This year’s game with Georgia will be the largest crowd for a home opener in Clemson history. The current record for an opening day home game is a crowd of 81,482 for the Central Florida game on September 1, 2001.
The record crowd for a game in Clemson Memorial Stadium is 86,092 set in 1999 when Clemson met Florida State in Bowden Bowl I, the first meeting of father and son head coaches in Division I history. That record will not be threatened at this game or this year. Clemson administrators have reduced the number of general admission seats for games at Clemson Memorial Stadium this year in order to enhance security efforts.
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