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Memorial Stadium---what was the capacity


Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:09 PM
 

before the upper decks, after the south upper deck and then after the north upper deck...I'm old enough to remember the stadium before both upper decks were built and when each was added but wasn't sure of capacity at that point. Thx.

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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:12 PM
 

Capacity 82,500 (2008–present)
80,301 (2006–2007)
77,381 (2005)
81,473 (1992–2004)
79,854 (1984–1991)
73,915 (1983)
63,500 (1982)
53,306 (1978–1981)
43,451 (1960–1977)
38,000 (1958–1959)
20,500 (1942–1957)

In 1958, 18,000 sideline seats were added[1] and in 1960, 5,658 west end zone seats were added in response to increasing attendance.[1] The original cedar wood seating was replaced in 1972 by aluminum seats. As attendance continued to skyrocket, an upper deck was added to each side of the stadium. The south upper deck (Top Deck South) was added in 1978[1] and the north upper deck (Top Deck North) in 1983. This put the total capacity over 80,000,[1] which made it one of the largest on campus stadiums in the United States. The most recent expansion started in 2004 and continued through 2009. The first phase of the "WestZone" project closed in the west endzone of Death Valley, added new luxury box and club seating, and completely renovated the locker rooms. The second phase, which was completed prior to the 2009 football season, brought all football offices and team meeting rooms to the WestZone from the McFadden Building and also added dedicated football training and strength conditioning facilities. The stadium's maximum capacity is 81,500 but has seated crowds as large as 86,092.


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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:14 PM
 

Thank you

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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:16 PM
 

so if I'm reading this correctly that means the South Upper Deck holds approximately 10k fans and the North holds approximately 16k fans....is that how you're reading it?

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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:22 PM
 

Different building codes were in effect when the north upper deck was constructed.South upper deck has much more room between aisles.

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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:31 PM
 

Understand but it also has by my count 13 more rows of seats...south goes to row CC north goes to row NN

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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:13 PM
 

Avenue of Champions, Clemson, SC 29634
Coordinates 34°40?43?N 82°50?35?WCoordinates: 34°40?43?N 82°50?35?W
Owner Clemson University
Operator Clemson University
Capacity 82,500 (2008–present)
80,301 (2006–2007)
77,381 (2005)
81,473 (1992–2004)
79,854 (1984–1991)
73,915 (1983)
63,500 (1982)
53,306 (1978–1981)
43,451 (1960–1977) pre upper decks
38,000 (1958–1959)
20,500 (1942–1957)

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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:14 PM
 

Thank you

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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:15 PM
 

my pleasure. I expected it would be more like 53000

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75,000 +/-***


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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:50 PM
 

This is very interesting information. I would love to see pictures of the stadium as each of the expansions took place.

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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:57 PM
 

me too...love to see the old pictures

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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 3:08 PM
 

tons of old pictures and have many of the stadium during the different phases of construction.


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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 3:14 PM
 

DEATH VALLEY!!!!!


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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 4:04 PM
 

My question is why does the max capacity change after every game? We've all seen the shirts that say "86,092 fans...", but I've seen 85k something, 87k, 90k and everything in between. I know the hill has to include some variations, but certainly not several thousand.


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