2020 Football Parking Update: 9.8.20

Each year brings about changes to parking for Clemson football games.  Campus and athletic facility expansion, increased demand and donors raising their annual giving level all has an impact; and that’s in a normal year.  This year will be different for other reasons but we are grateful and looking forward to hosting our first home on Saturday, September 19th against The Citadel at 4:30pm.

Due to changes in stadium capacity and the need to maintain social distancing guidelines inside and outside the stadium, parking spaces had to be reassigned from what was done back in May starting on September 3rd.  This short window of time means that parking pass delivery will begin this week and in groups as those assignments are completed.  If you opted in for the season and your friends and neighbors have received their parking pass and you haven’t don’t worry, yours is on its way.  Our last shipment is scheduled to leave Clemson on Thursday, September 10th.  Your envelope should include one pass for each of our 6 home games for donors at the Fike level and below.  Donors at the Riggs and Heisman level will receive two passes for each our 6 homes games.  Be sure to store your parking pass(es) in a safe place as there are no replacement passes available for this year.  Also due to limited capacity we are unable to exchange the parking pass you have been assigned for this year.

When you receive your pass it is possible that it is in a location that you haven’t parked in prior years.  Due to the reduced stadium capacity we are not utilizing lots to the west of campus at Seneca Creek Meadow, NewSpring Church, the Snow Center or the Lake Lot.  No transit will operate from these areas since there won’t be any parking available for fans in those locations this fall.  We will also not be parking in what we call lot 16 which is the grass field parallel to Hwy 93 and adjacent to Calhoun Courts apartments.  Additionally, all of C1 will be an IPTAY placard lot so there will be no general admission/pay-to-park in lot C1 this year or free parking on the Walker Golf Course driving range.  Be sure you know the location of this year’s assignment (and your exact space if its in a numbered lot) by referring to the parking information page available at this link Clemson Football Parking .

All parking lots open 3 hours prior to kickoff and tailgating is strongly discouraged.  No tents, trailers or tailgating that encourages the gathering of those outside of  those traveling with you to the game.  All parking spaces are socially distanced meaning they should be marked at least 6ft away from another vehicle.  In the parking lots that are paved and striped every other space is skipped to give all fans enough room to exit their vehicle safely and avoid close contact with others.  At the end of the game tailgating is not allowed and lots will be closed 60 minutes after the final whistle.

If you have tickets to the game and have a state DMV issued disabled patrons hangtag you can park in the lot behind Sikes Hall (E-6).  Transit is available to Gate 1 from this lot.  All vehicles will require the use of a facemask and will operate at half their regular capacity for your safety.

If you have questions prior to the game on September 19th or during the season please contact us via email at iptayparking@clemson.edu or by calling 1-800-CLEMSON.  This year is different and we will certainly miss the tailgating traditions that Clemson is known for throughout the country.  However, when we all do our part to stay healthy and safe while visiting campus we look forward to cheering on our Tigers from Death Valley for the 2020 season.