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Over 75,000 Expected for Clemson vs. Marshall Game

Aug. 9, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson Ticket Manager Van Hilderbrand said Saturday that he expects the Clemson vs. Marshall attendance to be the largest Clemson home opening day crowd in the last 10 years. Over 75,000 fans are expected to attend the contest that will kickoff at 6:00 PM, the first time Clemson has started the season with a home night game since 1956.

“This has been the busiest summer we have had in 10 years,” said Hilderbrand, who has worked in the Clemson ticket office for over 20 years. “Sales have been brisk and season ticket orders have reached the 50,000 mark.”

Hilderbrand said his office mailed out season tickets on Friday, but fans who wish to purchase season tickets may still do so. Single game tickets are also available for all five of Clemson’s home games. Florida State tickets are available only through the ACC Package. The ACC Package is $57 and packages together tickets to the Virginia (September 11) and Florida State games (October 23).

Clemson sent Marshall 6,000 tickets earlier in the summer and the Thundering Herd ticket office requested 4,000 more later in the summer.

If 75,000 fans turn out for the Marshall game it will be the largest season opening home attendance game since 1989 when a season opener record crowd of 80,508 attended the Furman game. The Georgia game in 1985, which was played on September 21, but was Clemson’s home opener that year, attracted 80,473. Clemson has had over 75,000 for its home opener just five times since 1983, the year the North upperdeck was completed and capacity rose to over 81,000.

Hilderbrand also said Clemson fans can purchase tickets to all Tiger road games, except the South Carolina game, through his office.

Here is Clemson’s schedule with ticket prices:

  Sept.  4    MARSHALL, 6:00 PM            $25              (IPTAY/Ring of Honor Day)  Sept.  11   VIRGINIA, 3:30 PM            $25              (Hall of Fame Day)  Sept.  23   at Virginia Tech, 8:00 PM    $27  Oct.  2     NORTH CAROLINA               $25             (Homecoming)  Oct.  9     at NC State                  $25  Oct.  16    at Maryland                  $23  Oct.  23    FLORIDA STATE, 7:00 PM       $32  Oct.  30    at Wake Forest               $20  Nov.  6     DUKE                         $25  Nov.  13    at Georgia Tech              $28  Nov.  20    at South Carolina            $30

Note: Florida State tickets available only through ACC Package. Clemson’s allotment for South Carolina game is sold out.