Clemson-Duke Game To Mark Re-opening of Littlejohn Coliseum


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CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson-Duke men's basketball game on Jan. 5 will
mark the re-opening of the renovated Littlejohn Coliseum. The
undefeated Tigers (9-0) will face also-undefeated Duke (8-0) in both
teams' first ACC game of the season. The game is slated to tipoff at
8:00 PM on Sunday.


Littlejohn Coliseum has undergone a $31 million facelift that began
in March 2002. Renovations that have been completed for this season
include expansion of the concourse and concession venues, redesigned
entrances, renovated and new restroom facilities, floor mounted
goalposts and stanchions, a new roof, new sound system, refurbished
scoreboard, renovated locker rooms, officials' dressing rooms and
media facilities, improved sightlines in the Coliseum, and the
installation of 2200 upholstered seats in the endzones and top two
rows of the upper bowl. The facility was also brought into full
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In
addition to the renovations at Littlejohn Coliseum, the new Huckabee
Annex houses a regulation practice court, a 3,860 suqare foot weight
room, a 2,240 square foot training room, new men's and women's locker
rooms and glass trophy display cases.


The ticket office at Memorial Stadium will handle all ticket
distribution, including general admission and student ticketing for
the Duke and Morris Brown (1/11) games. General admission will-call
is also located at the ticket office at Gate 9 at Memorial Stadium
(corner of Centennial Blvd. and Avenue of Champions).


Fans arriving at Sunday's game will notice pedestrian pathways
bordered and designated by orange fencing. These pathways will be
well-lighted from the roads (Centennial Blvd., Ravenel Rd., Perimeter
Rd.). All three main entrances (North Gate, East Gate, West Gate)
will be accessible for Sunday's game. Consistent with Clemson
security measures, all bags are subject to search.


Future changes and renovations that will be completed prior to the
2003-04 season include the installation of the permanent floor,
completion of upholstered seating throughout the coliseum, new
way-finding signage and seat numbering, completion of the concessions
in the East bow, TV monitors throughout the concourse and completion
of paving, landscaping and outdoor lighting.


Portions of Littlejohn Coliseum remain under construction, and fans
are asked to please dress accordingly.

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