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Clemson vs. Virginia Tech Football Game Day Guide


The Clemson Athletic Department is looking forward to hosting Virginia Tech this weekend for Military Appreciation Day. Please arrive early to your seats and experience all of the pregame activities as we honor Clemson’s military tradition and show our appreciation to the service men and women who make athletic contests like this possible. The Tigers are looking to improve their home winning streak to 11-0 with a win over the Hokies in Death Valley on Saturday. This week’s game will be televised by ABC/ESPN2.

This week, The Tiger Tailgate Show will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the lawn of Littlejohn Coliseum featuring a pregame radio show with tons of giveaways and inflatables for kids to enjoy!

Beginning at 10:30 a.m., Tiger Band will host their “90-Minutes Before Kick-Off” mini-concert, one hour and 30 minutes before kick-off at the Outdoor Theater (between Sikes Hall and Cooper Library). At the conclusion, they will begin their traditional march down Fort Hill Street and make their way to the West End Zone of Memorial Stadium.

We encourage all Tiger Fans to be sure to come to Lot 5 for Tiger Walk at 9:50 a.m. to welcome the team as they enter Memorial Stadium.

Please see the following video message from Coach Swinney!

Parking Lots

  • All parking lots will open at 6:00 a.m.
  • Click HERE to access the Memorial Stadium Fan Guide which includes a Memorial Stadium Seating Chart as well as Game Day Parking Information.


  • All gates will open at 10:30 a.m.
  • All tickets will be scanned upon entry, so please arrive early to avoid any delays.
  • Children ages 2 and younger do not require a ticket for admission. Any person 3 years or older will require a ticket.
  • Please remember that backpacks, large bags, and folding chairs are NOT permitted into the stadium and will NOT be checked if brought to the gates. These items must return to your vehicles.

Tiger Tracker (New for 2012)

  • Tiger Tracker is a new game day child identification system to quickly reunite lost or separated children with their family or guardians.
  • Youth sized wristbands will be available at all stadium guest services, Tiger Tailgate Show, and the IPTAY Center. Wristbands will be filled out to contain seat location and contact information.
  • In the event that a child becomes separated from his or her family or guardians, uniformed officers will use information on the wristband to quickly reunite the child with his or her chaperone.

Golf Carts

  • Golf cart placards are only provided to individuals who are working personnel. Golf carts without a placard will not be permitted near the stadium.
  • Personal golf cart use is highly discouraged and will not be permitted near the stadium. Golf carts will be removed at the owner’s expense.

ADA Pickup Locations

If you need assistance in getting to the stadium, please look for the pickup locations designated by the tall white poles with the blue stripe.  Click HERE for the 2012 Football ADA Pickup Locations.


  • The IPTAY Center (IPTAY Office and Athletic Ticket Office) will open at 8:00 a.m. Tickets are SOLD OUT for this game and will not be available for purchase on game day. The Athletic Ticket Office will be open until halftime and the IPTAY Office will close at kickoff. The IPTAY Center is located at the northwest corner of Memorial Stadium by Gate 9.
  • Anyone selling tickets must be 200 feet from any gate and the IPTAY Center. The Athletic Ticket Office is not responsible for counterfeit tickets purchased outside of the stadium and does not guarantee the legitimacy of such tickets. Buyer beware!

Other Events

  • Friday, October 19 – Volleyball vs. Miami – 6:00 p.m. at Jervey Gym
  • Friday, October 19 – Men’s Soccer vs. San Diego State – 6:00 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field (free admission)
  • Friday, October 19 – Clemson Diving Exhibition – 6:30 p.m. at Fike Recreation Center’s McHugh Natatorium
  • Friday, October 19 – Rock the ‘John – 8:00 p.m. at Littlejohn Coliseum
  • Sunday, October 21 – Volleyball vs. Florida State – 12:00 p.m. at Jervey Gym (Dig Pink Match)
  • Sunday, October 21 – Women’s Soccer vs. NC State – 1:00 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field


We have a great opportunity to showcase our spirit and enthusiasm to the Virginia Tech fans. Any help to accommodate these visitors will demonstrate our Solid Orange Sportsmanship Initiative. Go Tigers!