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What to do before and after Clemson football games

With so many things happening on game day, it is difficult to manage your time before and after games. Here is a short list of the before and after the game essentials! 


1. Eat a big meal and drink water! Games are long and can often be very taxing. From standing for long periods of time to cheering until you cannot talk, being properly fueled is important.  

2. Tailgate! Check out some of the tailgates around the stadium to get the full game day experience. Clemson student clubs often have tailgates, so if you are involved in one, ask if there is a tailgate scheduled for that weekend!

3. Check out the “90-Minutes Before Kick-off Concert” and the Tiger Walk. The Tiger Band plays a mini concert and pep rally one hour and thirty minutes before kick-off at the Amphitheater. The Tiger Walk is usually about two hours before the game in the P-3 parking lot. Players walk from their buses to the team entrance in the West  Zone. Fans can greet the players and wish them luck as they walk into the stadium! 

4. Get to your assigned section in enough time to make sure you can actually see the field. You should arrive in the stadium about 30 or 45 minutes before kick-off. Nothing is more disappointing than getting to a football game and having to watch play reruns on the scoreboard. 


1. Find your ride! The traffic getting out of Clemson (if you live off campus) can be excruciating. Having a plan before the game ends (or even leaving a little early) can make the difference between a 15 minute ride and an hour long ride. 

2. Hydrate and eat some more food! Even though you might have filled up on food and drinks at various tailgates, chances are you will be hungry and thirsty again after the game. It is important to remain hydrated before, during and after the game to keep yourself safe!

3. Relax! After a long day in Death Valley, nothing feels better than sitting down and processing all of the awesome Clemson traditions you just witnessed!

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