Enclose Death Valley and make it louder? Swinney wants to see it happen


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Photo Credit: Mark Mcinnis

GREENVILLE – Death Valley is known as one of the loudest stadiums in the country, and the decibel level went up a notch when one end of the stadium was enclosed with the WestZone project. Imagine how loud it could be if part of the east end of the stadium was enclosed, a project that head coach Dabo Swinney wants to see.

Swinney spoke to the media at Wednesday’s Prowl and Growl in Greenville, and TigerNet asked Swinney if there were any future football projects on the horizon. Since Swinney took over, there has always been a capital project somewhere on the horizon – the WestZone project, the indoor practice facility and then the football operations center.

With the February completion of the football operations center, we asked Swinney what was next, and he mentioned there’s more than one thing he wants to see improved.

“Just consistency. That’s where we are right now,” Swinney said. “We’re still moving in a new facility, but there’s a lot of areas within our program that we wanted to continue to improve, whether it’s our dining situation and how the food is being prepared. There are details going on all of the time in all areas of the program. From a huge project standpoint, there are other things down the road. “

Swinney mentioned that there are building projects he would like to see put on the books.

“There are things I’d love to see happen in the stadium that I think would be great for Clemson football and some of the fans,” he said. “There are things from a housing standpoint that I think are important that we address somewhere down the road. Always looking ahead and always paying attention to what’s going on. You never arrive. If you arrive you get passed by. We just want to continue to strive to get better to have consistency within our program like we’ve had. Continue to recruit the right kind of guys, that’s the main thing. Then, get settled into this new facility. We’ve still got a lot to do to really get situated. We’re in it, but it’s like moving in a new house. You’ve got the shower curtains up, get some blinds up in the windows. We’ve got a lot to do still to really finish that off.”

In regards to Death Valley, Swinney said don’t be surprised if an EastZone project is scheduled sooner rather than later.

“I think we’ve got the potential for growth there. I think they’ve done a nice job. We just revamped all of the suites and the boxes and we created that whole SouthZone,” Swinney said. “That’s been great. There have been a lot of things to enhance the fan experience and the box opportunities. The WestZone has been phenomenal. I think some type of EastZone at some point is probably going to come at some point. When down the road, I don’t know. I think you have to always be thinking toward those things. There are certainly opportunities to grow within our stadium.”

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TigerNet News
spacer Sorry, Dabo, can't agree with you on this one.
ClemKWA
spacer Me neither.***
ATL PAW MAN®
spacer Re: Sorry, Dabo, can't agree with you on this one.
F7FTigerCat
spacer I agree, too many people living in the stone age
Prime T. Tiger
spacer "Uncle Trouble, look at it. Isn't it bootifill?"
9 Lives
spacer Re: "Uncle Trouble, look at it. Isn't it bootifill?"
lexwildtiger
spacer Re: "Uncle Trouble, look at it. Isn't it bootifill?"
tigband
spacer Re: "Uncle Trouble, look at it. Isn't it bootifill?"
lexwildtiger
spacer Re: "Uncle Trouble, look at it. Isn't it bootifill?"
CUsouix®
spacer Williamson Road ... a main campus artery, would have to go
apextiger®
spacer Re: Sorry, Dabo, can't agree with you on this one.
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: Sorry, Dabo, can't agree with you on this one.
Country Gentleman®
spacer Re: Sorry, Dabo, can't agree with you on this one.
Dugatiger®
spacer DV was built in the ravine that was once Clemson's dump, and
apextiger®
spacer Re: Sorry, Dabo, can't agree with you on this one.
TWALEXA
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Dugatiger®
spacer We need to improve the view of campus
clemtiger14®
spacer And yet I like looking at them
TigerSmith '75®
spacer Agree..***
CU_Tigers4life®
spacer Really...
Prime T. Tiger
spacer Before somebody says it, you don't have to get rid of
Tigersense®
spacer But you lose the view of campus.
ClemKWA
spacer Maybe the plans will be original?*****
Carlsbad®
spacer Re: But you lose the view of campus.
reynolds357
spacer The view you speak of is a year round attraction.
Orangetiger70®
spacer You talking about the view FROM campus or OF campus?
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer Re: Before somebody says it, you don't have to get rid of
courtenayflash
spacer We would lose one of the most unique and special views that
Orangetiger70®
spacer Re: We would lose one of the most unique and special views that
wstoddard
spacer Re: We would lose one of the most unique and special views that
Dugatiger®
spacer I am with ya on that, but...
Prime T. Tiger
spacer Imagine how loud it would be if we had a sun shade/rain
HumbleServant®
spacer Re: Imagine how loud it would be if we had a sun shade/rain
HumbleServant®
spacer Re: Imagine how loud it would be if we had a sun shade/rain
reynolds357
spacer What's the dining situation problem? Anyone know?
Carlsbad®
spacer NO to messing with Hill & seats for rich basstards!
lightbulbbill®
spacer Rich ########? You hate people who have money?
Shotgun Willie®
spacer Re: New Story: Enclose Death Valley and make it louder? Swinney wants to see it happen
new95tiger
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gat1ger
spacer Even better - Completely enclose it with a glass-bottom
Smiling Tiger®
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I bleed orange
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snoddy®
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Fridge_Perry®
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reynolds357
spacer We could just have people park in Easley I suppose.***
Noodle
spacer Re: New Story: Enclose Death Valley - Gotta say no
Tbonetoo
spacer With the NO Vote in early on this East End seating addition thing..
lightbulbbill®
spacer PLEASE NO_NO_NO !!!!!
big monk
spacer There definitely no" lightbulb" turning on in your.......
NCLakeTiger
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kerigantoo®
spacer Grrreat! Just please leave
GrayBengal®
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tigernation2000
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3Tigerssofar
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3Tigerssofar
spacer Might consider what Texas A&M did....
CaliforniaTiger®
spacer Re: Might consider what Texas A&M did....
rdwebbii
spacer ALL of you close minded people saying no....hold on
NCLakeTiger
spacer Another Oculus!***
GotGRR
spacer Agree, I think people need to chill until..........
pheebo
spacer Dabo is getting drunk with power
xtiger
spacer We need a dome.***
Francis Marion®
spacer Re: We need a dome. one that could be taken on and off
74TIGER
spacer I love the idea!! We also need a larger/better tv board!
Clemson_Orange
spacer Re: I love the idea!! We also need a larger/better tv board!
armsb
spacer Love the way Dabo thinks. I agree that you should always be
Clemson81to85
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TigerFanClint
spacer I hope when they do it that they add 8,500 more seats to
Clemson81to85
spacer Re: I hope when they do it that they add 8,500 more seats to
lhaselden
spacer I understand exactly what you fear losing, but I think it
Clemson81to85
spacer The Devil is in The Details!
Country Gentleman®
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BKendall36®
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twentytwofifteen
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lhaselden
spacer Re: New Story: Leave the Hill alone!
lhaselden
spacer Leave the Hill area alone please.
WhoDatTiger®
spacer My $.02
DMDRanch
spacer Re: My $.02
crumbie
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Wraith13th
spacer We can't consistently Sell Out DV as it is......
CU_Tigers4life®
spacer This is the real "Elephant in the Room" ...
apextiger®
spacer yes. And if we ever went through some down periods
T_I_P
spacer I am reading many of your comments.... Think amenities
NCLakeTiger
spacer My vision of it would be
Clemson81to85
spacer HAIL no
Dr. Nikola Tesla
spacer "Gentrification" in all of its glory
edoetsch
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scooter
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tigband
spacer Get some Architect Drawings of Proposed Addition first.
Charlestontigersacc
spacer Nope!
walrus
spacer Photoshop artists - create some mock ups
sadmba
spacer Honestly....
Prime T. Tiger
spacer What are your thoughts on a parking garage somewhere?
tigerfan40
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Sportsfan®
spacer I'm 65 and I hope I NEVER see it....and I hope
79BSEDUC®
spacer Me and you both brother .. and I have you by
clover65®
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