FIRST LOOK: Clemson’s proposed upgrades to Death Valley including massive videoboard
|Thursday, October 10, 2019, 10:42 AM-|
Clemson's Board of Trustees is set to vote on an estimated $68.7 million worth of stadium improvements for Death Valley, which will be targeted to be completed by summer 2021.
On the proposed agenda are a videoboard that's set to over quadruple in size on the East end zone, improvements to the sound system and lighting, additional premium and regular seating areas that would increase the capacity of Memorial Stadium to 83,350 and football locker room renovations.
Check out proposed designs and more details below (not final renderings):
From the proposal:
"As a part of this project, the University intends to make additional accessible seating available in the West and East end-zones where proper sightlines and on-grade access exist.
To accommodate patrons displaced by these ADA improvements and to meet current demand for club and suite seating, additional premium seating is needed.
The west end zone area will be expanded with an additional 800-seat concourse-level club and a 240-seat field level club with amenities similar to the West Zone and Younts South Club.
Fan amenities for the stadium will be upgraded, including installing a larger main videoboard in the east end, a new audio/speaker system, and lighting improvements.
Included in the east end design will also be strategically added seats, including accessible and wheelchair plus companion seating, and pedestrian pathways in and around the Hill and Howard's Rock area. The additional seats will offset potential future seat reductions throughout the stadium. Renovations to existing parking lots will include general sitework, potential capacity expansion, reorientations and reconfigurations, and amenity layout improvements for better tailgating experiences for IPTAY donors.
Finally, the locker room will be expanded from 5,500 to 8,000 square feet, including a video review space within the locker room and the relocation of equipment operations and sports medicine functions to provide efficient adjacencies."
Possible Lot 5 Tiger Walk entrance and paving pic.twitter.com/jS0oOcLzSH— Riley Morningstar (@RBMorningstar) October 10, 2019
First look at West End Zone. Seats basically on field pic.twitter.com/8I2TWQrz9E— Riley Morningstar (@RBMorningstar) October 10, 2019