Clemson Attendance Second Highest on Record in 2000


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CLEMSON, SC -- Nearly 550,000 fans came to the seven home football games at
Death Valley in 2000, the second highest attendance total in school
history. Clemson Ticket Manager Van Hilderbrand announced official
attendance figures for Clemson's seven home games on Friday.


The Tigers drew 548,647 people for the seven home games, an average
of 78, 378. The attendance total is the second highest on record, topped
only by the 1987 season when 602,526 fans came to a record eight home games.


Clemson's average for the 2000 season marked the second straight
year that Clemson has averaged at least 78,000 fans per game. That is the
first time since 1989 and 1990 that Clemson has had back-to-back seasons
with an average of at least 78,000 fans. Overall, the 78,378 average this
season was the fifth highest on record.


The Clemson vs. South Carolina game drew a crowd of 85,187, the
third highest attendance in the history of Death Valley. Only the 1999
Florida State game (86,092) and the 1994 South Carolina game (85,872) are
higher. The Maryland game on October 14 drew 83,752, the eighth highest
attendance in Clemson history.

Clemson Home Game Attendance for 2000
The Citadel		75,086
Missouri		70,382
Wake Forest		72,940
NC State		79,566
Maryland		83,752
Georgia Tech		81,734
South Carolina		85,187
Total			548,647
Average 		78,378

Clemson's Single Season Average Attendance Bests
1.	1988	81,750
2.	1990	79,196
3.	1989	78,927
4.	1986	78,700
5.	2000	78,378
6.	1999	78,302

Clemson Single season Total Attendance Bests
1.	1987	602,526
2.	2000	548,647
3.	1991	534,597
4.	1983	521,898
5.	1988	490,502
6.	1998	478,192

Clemson Single Game Attendance Highest in Clemson History
Year	Opponent	Attend
1999	Florida State	86,092
1994	South Carolina	85,872
2000	South Carolina	85,187
1988	South Carolina	84,867
1988	Florida State	84,576
1998	South Carolina	84,423
1990	South Carolina	83,823
2000	Maryland	83,752
1988	Duke	        83,356


Clemson vs. Western Carolina is 1:00 PM Tipoff

Clemson, SC--The tipoff for the Clemson vs. Western Carolina game is set
for 1:00 PM on Saturday. Some published schedules list the game as a
7:00 PM start, but the game was moved for television in September. Please
take note of the time for Saturday's game, which will be televised by Fox
Sportsnet.

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