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Oct 30, 2020

Clemson Athletics Receives State Approval on Reduced Capacity Plans For Basketball

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson Athletics received approval from the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Friday to welcome spectators at Littlejohn Coliseum for men’s and women’s basketball games. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster outlined a procedure for exemptions to gathering restrictions in an Executive Order filed Aug. 2 and re-released on Oct. 2.

“We are grateful to the many internal and external groups who helped create and guide this plan for safely hosting supporters to our basketball programs this season,” said Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich. “We again thank Governor McMaster and his team, as well as the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for their input and approval. Having now hosted several home athletic events this fall, we continue to be confident in our ability to welcome fans to our facilities. We will consistently evaluate the latest information to make adjustments as needed.”

As part of the plan, Littlejohn Coliseum’s typical seating capacity of 8,758 will be reduced to 1,860 fans for both men’s and women’s basketball, based on six feet of social distance among seating pods. Fans will be seated primarily in pods of two and four affiliated guests. 

Clemson Athletics and IPTAY will be reaching out to 2019-20 season ticket holders with more information on how to obtain tickets this season in the coming days, and detail on premium seating will be handled directly. The full schedules for both programs are expected in the coming weeks.