Clemson plans to stick visiting FSU fans in the upper deck of Memorial Stadium at the end of the month. The Tigers and Seminoles will square up on September 23rd in a potential Top 25 matchup.
Images are now surfacing online showing the large cut in lower-level availability for Florida State fans making the trip to upstate South Carolina.
In maybe the ACC’s biggest game of the season, Clemson hosts FSU in a game that could potentially decide the Tigers’ fate in their ACC Championship pursuit. Having already lost its opener to Duke, Clemson needs to likely run the table for a chance to defend its crown.
FSU will look to crush those hopes and give the Tigers an 0-2 start in league play.
Looking like the cream of the crop just two weeks into the year, the Seminoles have already flexed their muscles against one set of Tigers in LSU. A win over Clemson would solidify their top five standing.
It seems the Tigers are doing everything possible to create a home field advantage. Posts are now circulating social media showing Clemson’s plan for FSU fans on gameday.
Clemson scared pic.twitter.com/ur44zfXFvp
— FSU Reddit (@RFSUSports) September 13, 2023
The Tigers have reportedly cut the lower-level ticket allotment for the Seminoles from 13,000 to just 500. Instead, they’ll send most FSU supporters to the upper deck for the noon kickoff.
We saw a similar tactic being used in Tuscaloosa last weekend as the Crimson Tide forced the travelling Texas band and fans to sit atop Bryant-Denny Stadium. That petty move didn’t work out for Alabama.
Of course, that came after the Longhorns pulled the same stunt in Austin the year prior.
In Clemson’s case, many around the program say that this is a season-wide change, claiming similar treatment from all ACC opponents when the Tigers travel.
Clemson changed their visitor tickets this season because of how other schools have treated us on the road. We used to give prime time seats to visiting fans and bands, but then when we go on the road, they throw our fans and band in the upper deck or tip-top of the stadium. pic.twitter.com/prFa2MyhkK
— Parker Welsh (@theParkerWelsh) September 10, 2023
We’ll see if those changes help Clemson when those FSU fans roll into Death Valley in late September.