While Memorial Stadium will be at 100% capacity for fans on Saturday, not all of Clemson’s lore returns yet.
For at least the first two home games, the Tigers will not allow its Gathering at the Paw, the school said on Monday. It is the custom for fans to leave the stands and flood the pitch after games in Death Valley. The reason is “to protect all participants in the game (including visiting teams) against transmission of the virus, fans should refrain from entering the playing field at all times – before the game, during the game or after the match “.
However, the pre-game Tiger Walk will still take place, as well as the tradition of hitting the hill. Fans are encouraged, but not required, to wear face coverings in outdoor areas when not eating or drinking. However, the school’s academic mask mandate is still in effect when it comes to indoor public spaces, which includes public transportation and shuttles.
Fans who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 are urged to stay home or consider transferring their tickets to someone else. Clemson has also partnered with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to provide free COVID vaccines at the Littlejohn Coliseum on game days. More details on this will be released in the coming days.
The school also encourages fans to use “appropriate cheering tag”.
“Yelling, hugging and getting angry may not be welcome in physical interactions between strangers this season,” the school said in a statement. “Customers need to be aware of their surroundings and the safety of others. “
Mobile ticketing remains in effect. There are no restrictions on tailgating this year.
Clemson (0-1) will host SC State (0-1) at 5 p.m. Saturday and Georgia Tech in the conference opener at 3:30 p.m. on September 18. This week’s game will be broadcast on ACC Network.
This story was originally published September 6, 2021 4:32 pm.