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.
For the past two-and-a-half seasons, you have likely noticed that vehicular traffic restrictions around the stadium gates go into effect one hour before kickoff. These measures are taken for several important reasons including providing a safe route for the pregame parade that originates from the amphitheater as well as to ensure pedestrian safety as fans approach the entry gates to Memorial Stadium (where queuing space is limited) as it gets closer to kickoff time.
These safety measures will continue for this Saturday’s game vs. NC State, starting one hour prior to kickoff and lasting until the game starts. After kickoff, the vehicular traffic restrictions around these areas will be lifted.
The majority of fans will not be impacted by this because they do not have parking spots that require travel near the Memorial Stadium gates and/or they arrive early to tailgate with family and friends. However, for those who park around the stadium or use roads adjacent to the stadium to access your parking spot, it’s important that you arrive earlier than 70 minutes before kickoff or be prepared to wait to park until after the game starts.
Tickets Still Available at StubHub
Clemson has worked with law enforcement to crackdown on the sale of counterfeit tickets and illegal merchandise around Memorial Stadium. This practice is done to ensure the quality of merchandise and validity of tickets can be verified and our fans are protected from substandard items and counterfeit tickets.
Officials have been notified this game presents an increased risk of counterfeit tickets in the areas surrounding Memorial Stadium. Fans are encouraged to be diligent when purchasing tickets through unofficial sources – the Clemson Athletic Ticket office and StubHub are the only verified locations to purchase tickets to Clemson athletic events.
Fans can verify the legitimacy of valid tickets by looking for specific security features and quality standards. Official tickets have quality foil stamping, bright colored print and are on quality paper stock. If you have questions about the legitimacy of tickets, you can bring them to the Athletic Ticket Office prior to purchasing to verify their authenticity.
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Death Valley will once again play host to a matchup of undefeated teams when Clemson welcomes NC State on Saturday, Oct. 20. Kickoff from Memorial Stadium on Homecoming Weekend is scheduled for 3:30 ET. Clemson enters the contest at 6-0.
By opening the season with six consecutive victories for a fourth straight year, the Tigers became the only team in ACC history to start 6-0 in four consecutive seasons. NC State enters the game at 5-0, making the Wolfpack the fourth consecutive undefeated opponent to enter Memorial Stadium to face Clemson this season (Furman 0-0, Georgia Southern 2-0, Syracuse 4-0, NC State 5-0).
In addition to both teams entering the game undefeated, both teams enter the contest following bye weeks. Clemson is 10-2 following regular season bye weeks under Head Coach Dabo Swinney. Since becoming a founding member of the ACC in 1953, Clemson is 37-19 in regular season play following off weeks and have won eight of their last nine such contests.
Clemson will attempt to pick up where it left off prior to the open date, which featured running back Travis Etienne and the Tiger rushing attack taking aim at the team record book. Etienne has rushed for three touchdowns in each of Clemson’s past two games, and with a repeat performance this week, he would become the first player in school history to score three rushing touchdowns in three consecutive games. The Tigers are averaging 6.96 yards per carry this season, more than a full yard better than the current team record (5.72 in 2006).
Coach Swinney’s Weekly Press Conference