Updates Concerning Georgia and Clemson Football Games

With heavy rains expected in Northeast Georgia and Upstate South Carolina tomorrow, both Clemson University, and the University of Georgia have released statements regarding the conditions of the respective schools football games.

In a statement from ClemsonTigers.com, Clemson Athletics officials met this morning and confirmed their ability to operate the game tomorrow vs Notre Dame, and as of 9:30 a.m., still feel confident in the resources needed. Officials spoke with Highway Patrol and Campus Police this morning and confirmed their manpower will be available. Facilities has confirmed power, plumbing and operations are still good to go. Playing surface is still good.

For parking, Grass lots may be limited and alternatives are being planned. We encourage people to carpool or consolidate into cars with paved parking by meeting off campus to limit cars in grass lots. We’ll update parking lot information this afternoon.

Power update – There have been reported power outages on campus, but none have affected Memorial Stadium. ESPN/ABC is running 100% on generator power and we’ve decreased all power usage – lights, video boards, etc. – throughout Clemson Memorial Stadium.

Clemson University will continue to update if anything changes.

As for Georgia…

The University of Georgia is alerting fans and visitors for tomorrow’s football game against the University of Alabama to expect traffic delays and parking challenges, and is urging those without tickets to consider alternatives for game day activities and avoid the campus area.

The ground is saturated at the intramural fields complex off College Station Road and cannot withstand vehicle and foot traffic, this area will be closed. The intramural fields area can normally accommodate roughly 2,000 vehicles so the loss of these spaces reduces on campus parking availability for fans to 13,000 vehicles.

Depending on conditions, some traditional tailgating areas also might be closed for safety reasons and to prevent turf damage. UGA will make those decisions closer to game time.

UGA is taking steps to make more parking available and accessible. For example, a number of alternative UGA lots on the main campus normally do not reach full occupancy.

For additional information and updates, please visit http://gameday.uga.edu/