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March 3rd Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day
First Game In Death Valley
(Photo Uploaded By Alan Cutts)
Today’s photo is from September 19th, 1942 and the first game played inside Memorial Stadium. Clemson defeated Presbyterian.
You can notice that the top of the South Stands only extends to where the portals of the South Stands are today. You can also note the wall at the bottom of the South Stands is not painted orange as of yet.
You can’t tell from the picture, but the original seats in Memorial Stadium were wood, not aluminum.
Memorial Stadium was constructed against the wishes of the late and former Clemson Head Coach Jess Neely. Just before leaving for Rice University after the 1939 season, he told Frank Howard, "Don't ever let them talk you into building a big stadium. Put about 10,000 seats behind the YMCA. That's all you'll ever need."
Despite this, the University decided it was time to build a stadium. They chose to build in the valley in the western part of campus. On April 3, 1941, the South Carolina General Assembly ratified an act authorizing a $150,000 bond issue for the new stadium, and the bill went to Governor Burnet R. Maybank for signature. The original 20,000 seat stadium was constructed for $125,000 or $6.25 a seat.
The stadium was designed by Carl Lee of Charlotte, N.C., a Clemson graduate, Class of 1908, and Professor H. E. Glenn of the engineering faculty.
On September 19, 1942, Memorial Stadium was opened with a 32-13 victory over Presbyterian College. Much of the early construction of the stadium was done by scholarship athletes. In fact, the first staking out of the stadium was done by A. N. Cameron and Hugh Webb, two members of the football team.
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have something special and are excited to showcase that special college
football environment each time we host a visitor. Our goal is very simple: To be incredible hosts to our visitors and provide the ultimate game day experience.
There is an additional buzz in the air for Week 2 at Clemson, as we host the the Auburn Tigers and their fans for what should be an electric game day
weekend with two Top 15 football teams in an ACC vs. SEC match-up in prime time! We hope that your trip
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(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts) Today’s photos are a series of shots during the construction of the North Upper Deck in 1983.
The North Upper Deck is comprised of 22,500 yards of concrete, 2,200 Tons of reinforcing steel, 3,000 tons of asphalt, 5,800 gallons of paint, and 60,000 pounds of aluminum seating
The North Upper Deck height is 13.36 stories and the length is 560 feet. The total cost of the North Upper Deck was $13.5 million
To illustrate the quality of the investment of the upper deck. The $13.5 million dollar investment is recovered in just 3 years (7 home games per year) in ticket sales. Each game Clemson sells out the North Upper Deck, over $600,000 goes towards Clemson Athletics.
The North Upper Deck is slightly larger than the South Upper Deck. The reason for this is simple. Engineers had more room to build behind the North Upper Deck than they did behind the South Upper Deck (with Cemetery Hill behind the South). This al…
Below is a photo gallery from last week's Tiger Pregame Show at Mellow Mushroom.
Each week, we will have former players as our "Legend of the Valley". This Saturday, that guest will be Reggie Merriweather and we will broadcast live from 6:30-9:30 on WCCP 104.9 FM. Mellow Mushroom and Portable Bar will open at 10:00 a.m. Clemson vs. Georgia Photo Gallery Above photo is the portable bar setup adjacent to Mellow Mushroom and to broadcast area. Above photo is one of the many Game Day Signs fans brought down to our broadcast location. Above photo is of former Tiger Brandon Maye and Tiger Pregame Show Host Scott Rhymer Above photo is of former Tiger Jim Bundren and Tiger Pregame Show Host Scott Rhymer
Above photo is of former Tiger Will Proctor, Ainsley Earhardt from Fox News Channel, and Scott Rhymer, Tiger Pregame Show Host.Earhardt is married to Will Proctor. Above photos is of former Tiger Will Proctor and his wife, Ainsley Earhardt from Fox News Channel. The Tiger Pregame Show o…