Final home game not a sellout


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Saturday will be the last chance to see C.J. Spiller, Thomas Austin, Jacoby Ford and a host of other Clemson Tigers play in Death Valley.

CLEMSON – C.J. Spiller, Thomas Austin, Jacoby Ford and a host of other Clemson Tiger seniors will be making their last game day appearance on Saturday afternoon when the Tigers take on the Virginia Cavaliers in a 3:30 p.m. contest.

The good news for Tiger fans that are still considering going is that tickets are available, according the Travis Furbee, the Assistant Athletic Director of Ticket Operations.

Furbee said that as of Wednesday afternoon, around 72,500 tickets had been sold, which leaves between seven and eight thousand that need to be sold.

“Business has definitely picked up this week, without a doubt,” Furbee said. “We think there will be walk-up sales, just because of the volume we had for Florida St. And, we have some different pricing options for this week that we think will help.”

Furbee said that students aged 18 and under receive upper deck tickets for just $10 per ticket. Saturday is also Military Appreciation Day, and any military personnel with a valid military ID get a ticket for $24, half the normal price for an ACC game. It doesn’t matter if the personnel or active or retired, as long as their ID is valid.

Clemson is also offering a group rate for groups of 15 or more, with the tickets also costing $24 per ticket


Saturday's Clemson-Virginia game will mark Military Appreciation Day


CLEMSON — Military Appreciation Day, presented by the United States Marine Corps Officers Programs, will be celebrated at the Clemson-Virginia football game Saturday.


The Clemson University athletic department will recognize and honor fallen soldiers, veterans and current military personnel serving in the armed forces during pre-game and halftime ceremonies.


“The football game between the Clemson Tigers and the Virginia Cavaliers offers an outstanding venue to recognize men and women currently serving in the Armed Forces and all military veterans,” said retired Navy Cmdr. David Lyle, chairman of the Clemson Corps. “Both schools have proud military traditions and have produced distinguished alumni who have served our country and the free world honorably and bravely.


“Military Appreciation Day will honor these alumni and all veterans. The activities will celebrate their service and honor their sacrifices.”


Beginning at 9 a.m. there will be military-related displays on Bowman Field.


A pre-game concert by the City of Greenville Pipes and Drums Corps followed by the Clemson marching band will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the outdoor theater. Veterans and current soldiers then will participate in a 2:30 p.m. parade to Memorial Stadium.


Pre-game activities will feature the presentation of colors by the United States Marine Corps Color Guard. The Clemson C-4 Pershing Rifles will be recognized for its sixth-consecutive national championship drill team performance last spring, and members of the Clemson Senior Platoon will dot the “i” when the band spells out “Tigers” on the field. Marine Corps aircraft will perform a flyover following the national anthem.


Members of the Marine Corps Officer Programs attending Clemson will be introduced at the end of the first quarter of the football game.


Military veterans and current soldiers will participate in a parade onto the field at halftime and the families of fallen soldiers from South Carolina will be introduced. A wreath, helmet and boots will be placed on the field in remembrance of fallen soldiers and there will be a 21-gun salute by the Pershing Rifles, a playing of “Taps” and an Armed Forces service medley by the Clemson band.


T-shirts will be available commemorating the event with team colors from the University of Virginia and Clemson and 78 stars that represent South Carolina soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Clemson University Air Force and Army ROTC programs.

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Final home game not a sellout
Crump®
72,000? Come on man. Isn't there over 100,000 fans on this
AThomas®
Unfortunately, a lot of people will be in front of their TVs***
Tiger77
Well,less someone wants to give me 4 tickets or..
Prime T. Tiger
Re: Well,less someone wants to give me 4 tickets or..
bferguson
Why don't they lower the prices for anyone? Better to get...
kbtiger®
Yea,but the school doesn't care...None of them!***
Prime T. Tiger
That would be slap in the face of us that paid full price!***
CUTIGR69®
Whatever! The seats being sold late are crappy anyway.***
kbtiger®
Interestingly, I ran across an old check made out to the
nighthawk®
Re: 72,000? Come on man. Isn't there over 100,000 fans on this
tiger co-op
I live in Connecticut and have to work Saturday, but will wa
milfordcttiger®
Too bad we do not have a military base nearby.***
TigerGrad'93
Re: Too bad we do not have a military base nearby.***
aerozeptallica®
Yeah, and give me a ride to the game from Sumter.
TigerGrad'93
I WANT to see the Super Hornet with full afterburner!!
Snappin Tigers®
Coming from Parris Island
orngpurple®
Flying in from Wisconsin
'97 CU grad
Re: Coming from Parris Island
TigerHawk76®
Re: Coming from Parris Island
orngpurple®
There are Nat'l Guard units that have been deployed and
Big Daddy
Sumter, Ft. Jackson, Ft. Gordon, CHS AFBase???***
tbride00
Doesn't help that UVA will bring about 50 fans.***
VegasTigerGrad
Re: Doesn't help that UVA will bring about 50 fans.***
AThomas®
Any way you slice it, the economy has affected many fans.
TigerGrad'93
Sad, sad, sad
Ottie®
Yea, and their band accounts for about 40 of the 50.***
milfordcttiger®
Re: Yea, and their band accounts for about 40 of the 50.***
CUsouix®
Attendance figures have a way of growing over the years..
bigal1
I thought it was embarrassing that FSU didn't sell out.***
ClemsonPoker489®
TDP announces all future games will be held at 12
ringknocker85
tickets should be free for Military...just my 2cents***
fishingtiger
O'kay. But what about next time when no military appr. day?
AThomas®
I just can't believe on the last day you can see C.J. and
AThomas®
I guess the welfare of some folks families is a little.....
kbtiger®
Re: I just can't believe on the last day you can see C.J. and
79BSEDUC®
All seats should not be priced the same.***
kbtiger®
Re: O'kay. But what about next time when no military appr. day?
munnerlyn
Re: tickets should be free for Military...just my 2cents***
catawbatiger
Re: tickets should be free for Military...just my 2cents***
79BSEDUC®
Active duty and family with ID..... Free..... Roger That!***
Snappin Tigers®
I'm not coming, you can blame me.
soccerkrzy®
Did the FSU game end up being sold out?***
CUtigerFan6
no***
gatecitytiger
Ticket office is clueless.***
uproar84®
Tickets are $48 which is rediculous in my opinion***
brandot
I am with you!!!
Rally2
C'mon our ticket prices are VERY reasonable... look at SEC***
tbride00
they should offer a 2 for 1 deal***
gatecitytiger
They should GIVE away the nosebleeds in the North Upper Deck
apextiger®
yeah... a 2 for 1 deal would be a great precedent to set...
TygerMan
Re: yeah... a 2 for 1 deal would be a great precedent to set
brandot
It's called supply & demand***
uproar84®
If within 7 days of game, lower prices to sell them........
kbtiger®
We are officially pathetic unless we sell this game out.
Completely Solid Orange®
What hasn't helped this year is that all the schools we've
MAC31
Re: What hasn't helped this year is that all the schools we've
uproar84®
not a great idea
CUTigerInVA
Re: not a great idea
withasigh®
Aren't we playing at Auburn next year?***
Completely Solid Orange®
Just got my 3. I will be the one way up in the TD***
Rally2
Good opportunity for people to bring a youth group, $10.00
tpaw79
Still Time, we can do it
Tigers84a®
Will be by game time!
tigergirl
$10.00 youth tickets available. Bring a new tiger fan***
tigertrain
How? I'd love to bring my boys tomorrow but I honestly
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Re: Final home game not a sellout
clemsongirl0502

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