Clemson announces plans to show Georgia game at Death Valley

Nick Bromberg
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From left, Clemson's Joe Gore, Nick Schuessler and D.J. Reader run down The Hill at Memorial Stadium before the NCAA college football team's spring game Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer)

Clemson is playing at Georgia to open the season on August 30 but the game will be at Memorial Stadium too.

The school said that the game would be broadcast on the video boards inside Death Valley.

“When we heard from fans through social media and email, we began examining the feasibility of opening the stadium, and think this can be a unique experience for our fans wanting to experience a gameday-like viewing from Death Valley,” Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said in a school release.

The school had 7,500 tickets available for the game and they sold out quickly. Admission to the viewing party at Death Valley will be free. It's a great idea for a football-mad school and something that may become a bigger trend especially after the popularity of viewing parties for the U.S. Men's National Team during the 2014 World Cup.

The hill at the stadium will be closed but the entire lower bowl will be open for fans to watch the game. Clemson will even have the public address announcer there for the game.

Last year, the Tigers beat Georgia 38-35 at Death Vally. This year's game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. local time and gates to the stadium will open at 4:30 p.m.

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