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How bad do YOU want Clemson-FSU tickets? Some students camping out 13 days


  by - Staff Writer - Thursday, October 10, 2013 4:07 PM
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Students have brought all the creature comforts of home

CLEMSON – Camping out for football tickets to big games has always been a tradition at Clemson University, but this year’s student body is taking it to a whole new level.

If you drive around Memorial Stadium, you will see tents lining the sidewalk from the IPTAY office all the way to the Hill. With Florida State coming to down next week, that doesn’t seem out of the ordinary, but the amount of time the students have spent camping is extraordinary.

Clemson’s Tent City has been alive and active for 14 days.

Senior Colin Mitchell from Elk Grove, California, and 14 of his friends man the first tent in line and they have been set up since the conclusion of the Wake Forest game.

What would possess students to spend this much time in a tent?

Mitchell told TigerNet that the only way to experience Death Valley is from the front row- something he learned after camping out for 11 days for the Georgia game earlier this year.

“It’s always a good experience to sit on the front row,” Mitchell said. “We’ve done it a couple of times. We actually did it for the Georgia game and that was really cool. The other thing is that we lived in Cope three years ago and we saw all of the people doing this then and that’s when we started with it. Last time – for the Georgia game – we had a grill the night before the ticket distribution just to kind of celebrate that we’ve done all of this work.”

However, it’s not all about the ticket location for some students.

Zachary Richardson, a freshman from North Augusta said that the chance to see his third-ranked Tigers take on a top-ten Florida State team will be well worth the time spent in the tent.

“It’s a big game. We’re excited to see our Tigers,” Richardson told TigerNet. “It’s also really exciting to see FSU play because they are such a highly competitive team too.”

Freshman Alex Errington from Greensboro, North Carolina and a group of 40 of her hall mates from Bennett Hall are second in line and have also been camping since the night of the Wake Forest game.

However, Errington said that their planning began long before the Wake Forest game because as freshmen they didn’t want to miss any of their classes.

“I don’t think anyone from our group has missed any classes because we have a giant excel worksheet with all of our schedules so that we all know when people can do it,” Errington told TigerNet. “We designed the schedule before we started camping out. Before the Wake Forest game, we had it all planned out and who was coming out here at what times.”

Camping out for tickets certainly isn’t just a Clemson phenomenon, but according to Travis Furbee, Director of IPTAY Annual Fund, people from across the country have taken notice of the way the Tigers do things.

“It’s unbelievable to spend this much time waiting on tickets to a huge game,” Furbee told TigerNet. It shows what Clemson is all about. I get calls from other parts of the country asking, ‘Is it true that students are camping out for a week or two?’ it’s not just within Clemson, it’s regional and national exposure as well. It’s incredible.”

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Front Page Story: How bad do YOU want Clemson-FSU tickets? Some students camping out 13 days
TigerNet News®
I foresee several flattened bleachers***
tigersbite®
When I was a student
PenthouseTiger
Re: When I was a student
apextiger®
Re: When I was a student
6tiger9®
Re: When I was a student
apextiger®
When I was there in the 70s, Clemson had some....
KeoweeTiger76
this is stupid !!
PetesPonies
^^^went to Clemson when Tommy West was coach.***
gotigers37
We did
Sand Tiger
I graduated in
PetesPonies
Re: this is stupid !!
slumdog
Re: this is stupid !!
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: this is stupid !!
Rickrolled
Re: this is stupid !!
allorangeallthetime52®
Well your handle doesn have "pony" in it.***
tigerdrummer®
Non Student
ALLIN4LIFE
Re: When I was a student
slumdog
They should just remove the bleachers from the student
AllTimeClemson
I think they came for the free pizza******
MemphisCat
It sucks that every student isn't guaranteed a ticket.
Wookie
They still are as far as I know***
PenthouseTiger
As recently at 2009 that was the case
CTiger423®
Re: As recently at 2009 that was the case
Cookster22
at some point they capped it 11k or something back when
3timeTiger®
Wow...didn't realize that. Thanks***
CTiger423®
Oh. Well...I'll shut up then. *******
Wookie
they ran out of tickets for the GT game in '06...
camcgee®
Re: They still are as far as I know***
kingoftigerfans3®
That's not cool
PenthouseTiger
they're just camping out for better seats***
camcgee®
No need to camp out, even for "front row"
camcgee®
Re: No need to camp out, even for "front row"
BKendall36
Back in the day, all students got tickets
Frodo
Re: Back in the day, all students got tickets
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Re: Front Page Story: How bad do YOU want Clemson-FSU tickets? Some students camping out 13 days
1991 Tiger®
Re: Front Page Story: How bad do YOU want Clemson-FSU tickets? Some students camping out 13 days
BKendall36
Re: Front Page Story: How bad do YOU want Clemson-FSU tickets? Some students camping out 13 days
1991 Tiger®
Re: Front Page Story: How bad do YOU want Clemson-FSU tickets? Some students camping out 13 days
Tiger Chris®
Current student
CamoClemson®
Hey Alex Errington, how do you have 40 in your group?
pbtigergrad84
Re: Hey Alex Errington, how do you have 40 in your group?
E36Tiger®
Thankfully I've just been hooked up with FSU tix
BentZero
Re: Front Page Story: How bad do YOU want Clemson-FSU tickets? Some students camping out 13 days
ClemsonCO14
So who has to sit in the tent during the BC game?***
BlueHose
Re: So who has to sit in the tent during the BC game?***
Cougar17
All 40 of those girls better be sleeping in that tent
hleapha®
Happened to me my freshman year
PenthouseTiger
My son is pi**ed! Camped for over 10 days and is on the
clemsongrad84
Re: My son is pi**ed! Camped for over 10 days and is on the
E36Tiger®
Yeah lottery with loyalty points would be much fairer***
CTiger423®
UNC has a lottery system? Cool.***
tigerdrummer®
Re: My son is pi**ed! Camped for over 10 days and is on the
PenthouseTiger
Pissed about a hill ticket. I'll gladly take that off his
tigerdrummer®

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