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    Thursday, March 08, 2007

    Stadiums Of 2007 FSU Foes: Clemson Memorial Stadium

    The Noles open their 2007 football season with the Tigers on a Labor Day match up before a national television audience. The Tigers will be looking to put a smackdown on the Noles at their home stadium. Known to many opposing teams as Death Valley, Memorial Stadium, home of the Clemson Tigers is one of the top stadiums in college football.

    As the team’s success grew, along with its popularity, expansion of the stadium became apparent. By the start of the 1958 season 18,000 seats were added along the sidelines. Two years later, an additional 5,600 seats were constructed at the west end zone. Both of these additions increased the capacity at Memorial Stadium to 53,000. With continuing success and growing fan support upper decks were added in 1978 and 1983 bringing the capacity to over 78,000. The main lower grandstand is in a horseshoe shape with suites and luxury areas between the lower decks on the upper decks on the north and south stands. The latest addition to Memorial Stadium occurred before the 2006 season. This project, on the west side of the stadium, includes club and general seating, an athletic heritage museum and new locker rooms increasing the seating capacity of Memorial Stadium to 80,301.Throughout their history at Memorial Stadium, the Tigers have won 70% of their home games

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