Clemson University will throw a party for its fans Saturday to celebrate the football team’s College Football Playoff National Championship win.
A parade will begin 9 a.m. at the intersection of College and Keith Streets. It will then end at Memorial Stadium. Click here for a link to the parade route.
The parade will then switch to a 10:30 celebration at the stadium. The gates at Memorial Stadium will already be open at 7 a.m. Fans will be able to watch the parade’s progress on the stadium’s video board.
Both events are free.
Once the stadium celebration wraps up, fans will have time to walk over to the basketball team’s noon games against Virginia.
“It’s incredible,” Clemson Ph.D. candidate Alex Bina said. “It’s incredible to have been here. I got here in 2014 and kind of saw this tail end of a longer evolution of this program and just excited to be a part of it.”
“It’s something special,” he said. “It really is. And it’s a special program and it’s not the success you see on the field but there’s so much success with this program off of the field and it’s really fun to see and be a part of.”
Clemson defeated Alabama 44-16 in the National Championship game Monday night to win its second national title in three years. It is Clemson’s third overall national championship.
The Tigers finished the season undefeated at 15-0 — the first college football to do so since Penn in 1897.