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Ever sat in a box suite at Clemson?

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 3:25 AM
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I remember sitting in the Budweiser suite sometime in the nineties and Jim Stuckey was in there. He worked for the Williams family at Bud of Charleston at the time. I ask if I could see one of his super bowl rings. I could put two of my fingers through the think. Those were some big fingers he had.


Just once...

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 3:55 AM
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My Dad worked for a car dealer in Anderson. They gave us 3 box tickets for one of the games. It was strange....almost felt like watching a game from home. Very cool experience I won't forget.

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I've had two. The first was the 1999 FSU game, and the

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 8:58 AM
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second was the 2012 Military Appreciation Game against Va Tech in the President's Box. I was fortunate enough to do the coin toss with a retired General I had brought to the game. The coin toss was definitely a "bucket list" item as a Clemson grad, I would have never dreamed that to happen.

As for the box seats, I sat in a large box in the north stands near the 50 yards line for the 1999 FSU game. The "only" things I enjoyed in the box was the temperature, as it was freezing cold that night, the other thing I enjoyed was the movie theatre seats at the front of the box. That said, I know that game was incredibly loud, but with the glass closed due to the cold, we heard very little fan noise.

As for the President's Box, we had seats in there, but we only went in very early before the game to meet with the President. They took us down to the field via a golf cart prior to the coin toss. After we finished the coin toss we had seats in the lower south deck. I wanted the General (who had served as the Commandant at West Point for part of his career) to experience the crowd noise at Death Valley.

The President's Box is cool, but I'd rather be in the stands. We did eat lunch in the President's Box at halftime, and the food was great!


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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 5:14 AM
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i sat in the BOT box twice. Once for the 100th anniversary Clemson-USUC game and then two years later when we lost to USUC. Road over with Jim Stuckey. He was talking about Clemson USUC 1979 and talking about "the punt". He couldn't remember how far the USUC punter had punted the ball. Annoyed after over 20 years, I told him it was 84 yards. I was at the game and sitting in the endzone where Clemson was driving too. That was the last time I was at WB stadium. I sat with two older gentlemen during the 100th game and we started talking about the Big Thursday Game when a Clemson cadet ran out on the field and rang the chickens neck. I told them I knew the man who did it. They said they knew hom too-They were with him that day.


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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 6:40 AM
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friend of mines family has a box and every other home game they call me at halftime to come down and sit with them.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 7:11 AM
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Last year I sat in a box for the Tx A&M game. Had lunch in the Presidents box and then moved down to watch the game. Only about half the folks were watching the rest were milling around and having drinks. Couldn't hardly hear the crowd until the lady lowered the glass window, press a button and there was the crowd. Sat beside Danny Ford for part of the game.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 8:13 AM
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I was in a box suite for the Syracuse game 2 years ago. Had a great time. Death Valley was rockin when Chase Brice took us down the field for the go ahead TD. Got even louder when XT sacked their QB to end the game.


Sat in the IPTAY box during 2010 coot game

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 8:29 AM
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My father-in-law had a friend who is a former IPTAY president. Nice amenities but not much interest in the game (of course we got beat up pretty bad). I’d rather hang out with the upper deck rednecks any time.

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I think my Mom was the only one paying attention to the game and cheering...

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 8:35 AM
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One of the guys there liked my Mom so much that tickets to a few football games and many basketball games were given to my Dad. He wanted someone who really appreciated the tickets to go.

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Good food, nice A/C. But not the same as being in the crowd***

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 8:57 AM
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Re: Good food, nice A/C. But not the same as being in the crowd***

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 9:01 AM
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I was in the box for the puntrooskie game. I was 9 at the time


I would agree 100%. You would go through all the traffic,

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 9:17 AM
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ticketing lines, and everything else that those who attend the game do, and yet, it would seem like you're not really at the game. No thanks. If I'm at a game, I want the whole game experience, including laughing at the inevitable drunken fans making fools of themselves. :)

To me, having a Sideline pass would be better than having a luxury box seat. (As long as I didn't get run over by Coach Venables, of course.)


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Re: I would agree 100%. You would go through all the traffic,

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 10:06 AM
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I was invited to sit in the presidents box for the homecoming game with Louisville in ‘16 I think. Quite an experience. I was met at the entrance with a specially printed name tag and escorted into the booth by a young lady. Lots of food and drinks. Lots of influential fans. A great evening and a great ending to the homecoming game. The game experience is nothing like I have in my normal US row C seats, once in a lifetime experience.

I was stopped at a road block, traffic check on the way home at two in the morning. That was quite an experience too! At that time of the morning the troopers aren’t looking for expired tags! He walked up to my window and the first thing he said was “when do you have your last drink”. I was one scared Tiger fan for about fifteen minutes. But, I learned a real valuable lesson.


I agree BB. It's been a while, but seemed isolated from the

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 6:10 PM
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crowd and the noise. About like being at home honestly. I have heard that they boxes are more open now and that the noise is better, but no first-hand experience.

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Once was enough . . .

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 10:18 AM
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My bride and I were invited by D&PL to experience a game in their box in the mid-90’s. We had our two small boys with us. Several Cooperative Extension folks were also in the both, you could tell they were “regulars”.

They were extra-territorial and not at all sociable. The hostess was wonderful and saw how we were being treated. We left after the second half started as none of us could see or hear anything happening on the field.

The hostess apologized and gave my boys a box of 12 select SC Peaches to take home. That made their day!!!

D&PL invited us back for several years. We politely declined every invitation. I am grateful to have experienced the hoopla . . . but give me my season ticket seats any day!!!!!!!

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 11:43 AM
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I sat in one of the legislators boxes years ago and several times in private boxes. They were nice, including all of the amenities, but I much prefer to sit in my regular seat. Being in the open has a good "football atmosphere". If I'm in a box I might as well sit at home and watch the game on TV.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 6:41 PM
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I sat in a private box a few times in the Tommy Bowden era. The box was physically comfortable and the food was good. It was nice to be comfortable in hot and weather.

But I did not enjoy the game much. I did not feel like a part of the home crowd and felt really disconnected from the game and the other fans. I then had to repeatedly turn down invitations to sit there for a couple of years before my friends caught on to the fact I didn't want to sit i what they regarded as primo seats.

I had almost the same response to the West Zone. It felt like the game was less than the most important thing to many who were there. The food and booze were both good.

I am a peasant at heart I suppose and want to be with my people. My son has access to a box for most of the Panther games and he loves it. Said he never wanted to sit anywhere but in a box again.

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Re: Ever sat in a box suite at Clemson?

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 6:03 PM
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Way over rated. I do not like the box. You are removed from the excitement


Not at Clemson,

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 6:20 PM
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but got to sit in the Nike Box seats at FSU when we played them in 2014.

Ugh, that was gut wrenching. Had it won with 2 min to play, and fumbled.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 6:21 PM
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Forgot to mention, the windows open at FSU which made it feel like you were more apart of the game. Not sure if they do at Clemson (do they?).

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been in the President's Box a few times. It was

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Posted: Jun 20, 2020 9:36 PM
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fun for the games that I didn't really care about. was in there for a big game, and that was weird. Hard to concentrate with so much other networking and fund raising going on, but it was a fun way to meet people, so there's that.

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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 4:29 PM
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You weren't coming to this board anymore. And here you are. Baffling.

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Re: been in the President's Box a few times. It was

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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 5:57 PM
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I sat in the President's Box once and, truthfully, it was not exciting at all.

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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 12:54 AM
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I have sat in boxes numerous times and it is OK, but if you are there to experience a football game, sitting outside is better. Many years ago a friend of mine sold me two tickets to a game for my wife and I. I dressed like I normally do .... jeans and a golf shirt .... and when they took our ticket they called someone over and the escorted us up to the president's box. This was when it was the only box in the stadium, and I don't think it was enclosed. I was the only man in the box that did not have on a coat and a tie and we sat right in front of Strom Thurmond. We recognized a lot of people in the box, but certainly did not know them personally. We were kind of on pins and needles. The tickets were my friend's mothers and when she found out that he had sold them to me she was furious! Later, after all the boxes were built, his mother bought a box and my friend invited me to the box several times.


No

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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 4:30 PM
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And don't want too.

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at Clemson and in the ATL.

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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 4:38 PM
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Back in the day got to go to a Falcons game and a Hawks game in the luxury boxes. All were decent experiences, but when/if I have a chance to live like I'm rich, I prefer choice seats in the crowd. Just not the same in a box. Very nice mind you, but not the same experience.

One thing I am curious about and would like to try is NASCAR from a luxury box. That might actually be better due to the noise of the cars when you're sitting by the track. And I am mostly thinking Martinsville, since that's where I go to see NASCAR and there is no escape from the noise there. No breaks when you can hear the person next to you.

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Do Martinsville in a Suite???

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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 5:16 PM
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And miss the hotdogs??? No way!!!

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I imagine (fantasize) that they have a hotdog buffet.

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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 6:52 PM
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For the rich folks in them boxes.

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Re: at Clemson and in the ATL.

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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 6:27 PM
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I watched the Indy 500 from a box right before the first turn. The nice thing is there were also seats outside the box so you could alternate going inside and out. Before the race our host asked a couple of us if we wanted to walk down to the pits. The teams were practicing changing tires and we walked past them to within a few feet of the Indy 500 trophy. We then sat on the pit wall as the celebrities were chauffeured around the track sitting above the passenger seats in Corvettes. I particularly remember Muhammed Ali.

You definitely wanted ear plugs at that race! Before the race we also got to meet the "Flying Dutchman" Arie Luyendyk and have a picture made with him.


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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 5:18 PM
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Several years ago! We won the Fan On The Field passes that included a box suite. It was the N.C. State games with Jacoby B. And we win 41-0. I remember Beasley had a tip pass for TD. Actually got on the field on the State side. Jacoby B. was a big dude. Got to stand beside him. Go Tigers!!!!!!

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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 6:04 PM
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Early 1980's. Clemson vs. UGA. We whipped the Dawgs' tail that day, and my buddy and I held off on the box suite complimentary booze until the 2nd half. Then put it away. It was quite a profound and unbound post-game celebration with friends and alums.

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Yes, three times. And though the food is good and it’s cool,

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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 6:20 PM
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the game itself is lost in the eating, drinking and socializing.


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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 7:52 PM
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I sat in a box for the UT game in the Peach Bowl....so so...

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Posted: Jun 21, 2020 8:07 PM
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but, I have been on the field twice though. BC game where Kelley dropped the game winner right in front of me in the endzone....and the Spiller GT game in '06. If you ever get a chance to be on the field for a big game....DO NOT PASS IT UP! Being on that field when the crowd cuts loose is awesome.

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