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Proposed upgrades to Clemson's Death Valley

October 10, 2019

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An updated rendering of the West Zone shows seating nearly to ground level.

Yesterday afternoon reports surfaced that Clemson's Memorial Stadium could see about $70 million in renovations if a request from the university is approved at Friday's Board of Trustees meeting. 

Today, Clemson’s Finance and Facilities Committee met to review the proposed additions and renderings to the tune of $67.8 million.

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Clemson’s East Endzone would also get a major upgrade.

The vote would approve Phase I, which is design. Construction would be approved at a later meeting. 

The renderings included a revamped West Zone section, locker room upgrades, new video board, lights, and sound systems. There were also upgrades to seating, but according to Riley Morningstar of The (Seneca) Journal reports that the capacity could fluctuate to 83,000, but the goal is to stay around 81,500.

The projects will hopefully be completed by the summer of 2021. 

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Clemson’s current jumbotron compared to others and the proposed videoboard in lime green.


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The new-look East Endzone would open up views into Death Valley by five times the size.


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Current window into Death Valley from the East Endzone.

According to Morningstar, the five areas of improvement are as follows: 

1. Adding premium seating areas and club spaces

2. ADA accessibility

3. "Fan experience upgrades" with a new video board, sound system and LED lighting

4. Parking lot enhancements

5. Football locker room renovations

Total cost of Phase I design: $1,040,000 (funded by private gifts)

Total project cost: Estimated to be $68,700,000.

Proposed upgrades to Clemson's Death Valley

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