Clemson Parade 2019: For the second time in three years, the Clemson Tigers will end their season with a victory parade. Tigers fans are getting ready for a huge celebration in the streets of Clemson as the city hosts a parade for the national champion football team.
For the second time in three years, the Clemson football team will be celebrated with full fanfare at a parade through downtown Clemson and the university’s campus.
The parade will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of College Avenue and Keith Street and then travel toward State 93 in front of Bowman Field. From there, it will take a right onto Calhoun Drive and a right onto Fort Hill Street to end at the east side of Memorial Stadium.
The parade will be followed by a celebration at the stadium, starting at approximately 10:30 a.m. Gates to the stadium will open at 7 a.m. for the free event, which will include speeches from current players and coaches. Members of previous championship teams are expected at the parade.
Dan Hofmann, Clemson’s director of Parking and Transportation Services, said most of the commuter parking lots will be available to the public. They will also be running a shuttle from the C-01 parking lot (off of Perimeter Road) to East Library Circle from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We typically do not charge for parking for this type of an event,” Hofmann said.
No drones will be allowed in the area of the parade, the Clemson City Police Department said.
In preparation for the parade, College Avenue will be closed between Edgewood Avenue and State 93 starting at 4 a.m. Saturday, police said. The closure will include all side streets in the area at College Avenue, and the entirety of McHugh Street, which runs from College Avenue to Edgewood Avenue in front of First Baptist Church and Fort Hill Presbyterian Church.