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Parade, celebration set for Saturday to honor Clemson’s National Championship win

A Clemson University map depicts available parking for Saturday’s parade and in-stadium celebration.

Source: Clemson Athletics

The Tigers were welcomed by thousands of fans as they arrived home from Tampa on Tuesday, and Clemson will continue to celebrate the National Championship win with a parade and celebration in Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The parade will begin in downtown Clemson at the intersection of College Ave. and Keith Street at 9 a.m. It will proceed towards Bowman Field, turning onto Hwy. 93 toward the athletics district. It’ll then turn onto Centennial Blvd. toward Memorial Stadium and travel up the Avenue of Champions to Gate 5.
Memorial Stadium gates will open at 7 a.m., and the in-stadium celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. Fans will be able to watch the parade on the video boards inside the stadium. Fans should enter through gates 1, 5, 9 and 13. The clear-bag policy will be in effect.
Featured speakers during the in-stadium celebration include Dabo Swinney, Deshaun Watson, Ben Boulware and other student-athletes. The Executive Director of the College Football Playoff Bill Hancock, President Jim Clements and Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich will also speak.
Officially licensed National Championship merchandise will also be for sale at novelty stands on both concourses. Concessions will also be available.
University officials say that parking will be extremely limited due to several previously-scheduled campus activities. On-campus parking will be first-come, first-served starting at 7 a.m.
College Avenue from Edgewood to Hwy. 93, as well as the downtown parking garage, will be closed at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning. Cars parked there will be towed to clear the parade route. Grass football parking lots (Lot 1, Lot 2) are intramural fields and will not be available.
Limited shuttle service will accommodate those parking in western area lots such as Seneca Creek Meadows, Snow Outdoor Fitness and New Spring.
C-1 and Kite Hill near Hwy. 76 will also be available for general public parking with limited shuttle service.
Men’s basketball plays at noon, and basketball parking will be in effect for basketball reserved lots including Lot 5, McFadden and the Avenue of Champions. Lots along the parade route (North Lot and Centennial Blvd.) will be available for basketball patrons following the parade.

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