Updated Friday, 3 p.m.
The kickoff time for Saturday’s game remains scheduled for 12 p.m. Clemson Athletics and the University administration continue to monitor the forecast related to Hurricane Florence very carefully. The safety of fans and the student-athletes from both universities are our top priority.
In response to the needs throughout the state, South Carolina Highway Patrol has deployed additional personnel to affected regions and therefore fans traveling to Clemson are asked to be patient and plan for possible extended time getting into and out of town on gameday.
•Please make decisions on travel based on your local weather conditions. If your travel circumstances require it, list your tickets StubHub, stay home and watch the game on ESPNU or listen to your local Clemson radio network affiliate.
•Please allow extra time for travel to the game. While that extra travel time is important for most games, it is especially important for this Saturday’s game. Exercise patience with traffic and parking operations.
• Fans are encouraged to monitor local weather conditions often and use good judgment when making travel plans for the game. Consider possible travel conditions traveling both to and from Clemson on Saturday.
• Parking lots open at 6 a.m. and Memorial Stadium gates open at 10 a.m.
• Please depart from all parking lots no later than two (2) hours after the game ends and clean your tailgate area as much as possible prior to your departure. This will help assist cleaning crews with efficient postgame clean-up operations.
• As with all early-season games, remember to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please understand that many concession stands are staffed by volunteer groups and therefore not all stands will be fully operational on Saturday.
• Make appropriate adjustments to tailgate setups based on weather conditions (avoid flags, unsecured tents and other items that could blow away and cause damage).
To aid in relief efforts for those in South Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence, fans can donate unopened bottled water on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. across from the IPTAY office and Gate 9 near Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson Athletics and IPTAY will also donate 50,000 bottles of Dasani water to the relief efforts.
Beginning Aug. 30, College Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between Keith St. and Hwy. 93 on Friday nights from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The Clemson downtown area has become increasingly populated with both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, a change was made with the goal of increasing pedestrian safety. THE CITY ORDINANCE OF NO OPEN CONTAINERS IS STILL IN PLACE. During this time, CAT buses will reroute their pick up and drop off at College Ave. and Hwy. 93. At 2 a.m., CAT buses will be on College Ave. at the intersection with North Clemson St.
Vehicles parked in the blocked off area will be allowed to leave; however, the Police Department is encouraging persons parked in this area to move their vehicles prior to the 9 p.m. closure time.
On game days College Ave. will again this year be shut down at the intersection of Hwy. 93 and College Ave. beginning at the start of the fourth quarter. No left turn will be allowed onto College Ave. from Hwy. 93 during this time period and until traffic flow can be opened back up both directions on College Ave.
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