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Topic: How many TNetters have been to an away game at every
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How many TNetters have been to an away game at every


Posted: Oct 17, 2019 7:20 AM
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current ACC venue? I realized this morning that I have been to as many away games at SEC (SCAR, UGA, Auburn) venues as I have ACC (Wake, FSU, VT). I had 4 ACC Maryland cut and ran.

So with empty nest becoming a reality in the near future, I am going to set a goal to get to every ACC stadium.

Any of you well traveled posters care to help me prioritize? Here is how I have them ranked as of now:

Boston College
Louisville
Virginia (been on campus, just not to a game)
North Carolina (been on campus, just not to a football game)
Duke (been on campus, just not to a game)
Pitt
Syracuse
Miami
NC State
Georgia Tech (LOL may have been on campus...is there one, or is it like SCAR, lost in the city?)

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 7:43 AM
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Been to Georgia Tech, but that's almost a home game since I live in ATL. Been to UVA and FSU as real away games. Been to SCAR (once was plenty). Been to Syracuse every year they've been in the ACC, but that's only because my family is originally from upstate NY.

UVA was nice to walk around on game day, but don't really recall much of anything special about the other trips. Really no reason to go the SYR, although I think by the next game up there they will have new and improved dome; if you go to SYR game, go to 1000 Islands or Adirondacks, the zip back down to SYR for the game.

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 7:54 AM
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Boston was fun. Bars and restaurants dowtown fun. Maybe fit in a hockey game? Just don't expect a alot from their stadium.


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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 8:01 AM
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I have been to all except BC, Louisville, Miami, Pitt, and Syracuse. Being a history buff, I loved visiting UVA and including a short side trip to Monticello, Jefferson's home.

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I have been to UVA, just not for a football game

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 8:20 AM
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Actually spent Labor Day weekend there on a college visit with my daughter. Visited Monticello 2 or 3 times...I am a history buff, too.

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 8:29 AM
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Been there a couple of times and it's only 4.5 or 5 miles from campus.

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 8:06 AM
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BC is a beautiful campus and Boston is a great town to visit but the stadium will seriously disappoint.
Duke campus is very nice but Durham not so great. Stadium nothing great.

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Duke is another campus I have been to, just not for a game


Posted: Oct 17, 2019 8:22 AM
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I went to Rod Myers (I think that was his name) golf camp there in the early 80s. Was impressed with the campus until my brother attended Princeton a few years later and I discovered that Duke had ripped off the whole look.

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 9:09 AM
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Never been to Auburn, then, I guess?

https://clemsontigers.com/bourrets-notes-clemson-auburn/

"Both schools have a main administration building on campus that is virtually the same architecture. Clemson’s Tillman Hall was modeled after Auburn’s Langdon Hall. In fact, noted Atlanta Constitution columnist and humorist Lewis Grizzard used to refer to Clemson as “Auburn with a Lake.”

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Been to Auburn many times, including several football games


Posted: Oct 17, 2019 9:48 AM
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I get your point about similarities in our two campuses, but Auburn WISHES the only difference was the lake. There's not "something about the Plains". And Clemson is my alma mater.

Maybe you feel like Clemson is an Auburn knock-off, but if so, that's on you. I don't.

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I've been to

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 8:22 AM
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UVA
Duke
UNC
Wake
NCSU
Maryland (back in the day)
Boston College

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I have been to:

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 8:50 AM
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Miami - Hard Rock & the Old Orange Bowl
semiholes - Doak
GTech - Bobby Dodd
wake - Groves
dook - Wallace Wade
woofpuppies - Carter Finley
tarholes - keenan
Uvulas - can’t remember the name
castrated turkeys - Lame high skool stadium
looserville - pizza stadium - been there & headed up again tomorrow
maryland - Old Baltimore Stadium ..... not byrd

the car key dome - nope
Heinz field - nope
Chestnut Hill - nope

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 9:21 AM
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BC is worth a visit, Boston is great to visit, especially if you like history. Campus is actually in chestnut hill which is like 15 miles westbof Boston. We took an uber from boston to the game.

Syracuse is a dump. Would not recommend. Upstate NY is not charming.

Maryland was cool too but they are no longer ACC and we don't play them


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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 9:26 AM
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If your goal is to hit all ACC stadiums, which is mine too, you have to go to the Coastal venues whenever we play there since we do that so infrequently.
I've been to all of them except UVA and Pitt.

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Been to 6 so far, most multiple times. Need to start

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 9:26 AM
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branching out to the others!

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If you don’t go

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 9:37 AM
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To Boston you are cheating yourself of an amazing trip. No one who is an American history buff can afford to not visit this city. Downtown is great. Cambridge is great because of the beautiful college surroundings. The BC stadium is less than good but, if you go in season , Fenway Park is a must for sports fans. I’ve never met a single person in Boston who wasn’t nice.


You are correct that Boston is awesome. Just never been in


Posted: Oct 17, 2019 9:38 AM
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conjunction with a Clemson game!

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I've been to all of them several times...

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 9:29 AM
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the lone exception being Pitt (since Clemson has never played Pitt in Pittsburgh) and that venue will be checked off the list in 2021.

Living in upstate SC, places like UNC, Virginia Tech, Wake, Duke, NC State and GT are generally day trips (depending upon the time of the game). We have day-tripped to UVa too but that made for a REALLY LONG day so that won't happen again.

Fan support at places like UNC, Duke, Wake and GT isn't all that great so good seats at a reasonable price are generally pretty easy to obtain.

NC State, in my opinion, has the absolute worst fans in the conference. They're substantially similar to uof5c fans (incredibly mouthy and ignorant). Carter Finley is not a bad venue for a game if you can look beyond their fans. You can expect A LOT drunken moronic fans and profanity laced insults.

I've been to Louisville two or three times. Unique fan base but a fun area to visit. Things like the Bourbon Trail, Louisville Slugger bat factory, Jim Beam distillery, Muhammad Ali museum, the Ark Encounter, and Churchill Downs are all well worth the time to visit.

Boston College is one my my favorite trips. You have to walk the Freedom Trail and check-out Fenway Park. Do not rent a car. Parking is a royal pain and its ridiculously expensive. Use the train (the "T") although it's a little inconvenient getting all the way out to Chestnut Hill for the game. Boston is a great city to visit. Lots to do and plenty of good places to eat. Be sure to check-out the Barking Crab. Tickets to the game are generally easy to obtain and Alumni Stadium is pretty small so there really isn't a bad seat in the house.

Virginia is a fun trip. Stadium is not very big so getting good seats is not too difficult. Fans are a bit uppidy but harmless. Gorgeous campus. If you make this trip, be sure to stop along the way and check-out Appomattox Court House and Monticello (the home of Thomas Jefferson)

Syracuse is another fun trip. They play in a Dome so weather is never an issue. The Dome is old and frankly, it's kind of a dump, but some badly needed renovations are in the works. Side trips to Niagara Falls and the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown are a must.

Miami, similar to Louisville, has a very unique fan base. Fan support generally isn't very good so good seats at a reasonable price are abundant. The games are played at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, which is about an hour from the Miami campus. Lots of opportunities for side trips too (South Beach, Hard Rock Casino, Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, Miami City Lights Paddleboard Tour, speedboat rides, Key West and a seemingly never ending selection of restaurants and bars). Flights in and out of the Hollywood airport are generally very reasonable.

FSU is one of those trips where there isn't really all that much to do other than attend the game. Getting to Tallahassee is not particularly convenient (driving or flying) but it's a venue definitely worth visiting. Nice size stadium and a passionate fan base.




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Huh. I’m surprised but we have been to every ACC

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 9:36 AM
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venue except Pitt. Been to BC, Louisville, NCSU, Ga Tech multiple times. Only venue I really didn’t care for was Syracuse. The one I’d most like to go back to is Virginia. That’s a great goal to get to every one. Go for it!

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Sadly, 0 for me

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 9:41 AM
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Don’t really have the extra paper to hit away games. I’m glad I can make a couple home games a year or even just to go up and tailgate with my friends. It’s tough when I usually need three tix. I’ve been to coot u plenty. One of my best friends is a coot alumnus and has season tix so he takes me when the rivalry shifts to cola......I’m sure one day I’ll get to stadium hop a bit. I really want to. I love when I read on the bored about where Tigers are meeting on the road to pregame. Sounds like loads of fun.....GO TIGERS!!!!


Sorry. I was a po' boy when I attended, the only away

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 9:47 AM
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games I ever made were at Bobby Dudd, and the Roach. Neither was an enjoyable experience.

Bobby Dodd trip was the year the Bees purposely scoot kicked a fumble along the ground for about twenty yards until they got it all the way to the endzone, and then suddenly managed to fall on it for a touchdown. They won 33-28. (That rule has now been changed to not allow such things.)

The trip to the old artificially rugged Roach was much worse. 56-20 type worse. Not a lot good to say about it, except that Toad Ellis had not yet come on the scene, so there is that. Have to find a silver lining somewhere.

ps,
I am now a retired po' boy, but a happy one. :)

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 1:07 PM
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I have been to all of the original ACC team stadiums, except Duke, plus GA Tech before they were in the conf. Also part time member ND. Hope to go again next year!


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