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National Championship Viewing Party (and How to Avoid Penalties)

National Championship Viewing Party (and How to Avoid Penalties)

January 7th, 2019

Event date: 1/7/2019 5:00 PM - 1/8/2019 2:30 AM Export event

National Championship Viewing Party
College Avenue between Keith Street and Highway 93

The City of Clemson is ALL IN! for a National Championship Viewing Party Monday, January 7th on College Avenue between Keith Street and Highway 93. This section of College Avenue will be closed starting at 5pm and will re-open at 2:30am. Cars parked inside the event site will be ejected. The game will be broadcast on 2 large jumbotron screens.

The Open Container Law will be suspended between the hours of 7pm and midnight. Having an open container prior to 7pm will result in a false start with the patron being subject to normal fines. No coolers or alcoholic beverages will be allowed to be brought into the gated area. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed to be carried out of the gated area. Doing so will result in a stop of forward progress and the patron will be ticketed where they went out of bounds. Anyone carrying an alcoholic beverage outside, within the gated area, will be required to have a wristband. Any person doing so without a wristband will be considered an ineligible patron and must return to the original point of sale which will result in a loss of viewing time. Wristbands will only be issued to persons who have achieved 21 years of eligibility and may only be obtained from licensed alcohol establishments within the gated event site. Under no circumstances will alcohol be allowed to leave a licensed premises without a wristband. Patrons must maintain control of their beverage and have at least one foot in the event site at all times. Anyone flagged for not having a wristband will be targeted by law enforcement and ejected from the event and, additionally, will not be permitted to attend the first half of next year’s event. Anyone who loses their wristband during the course of the event due to circumstances common to the event will be required to re-enter a licensed alcohol establishment and may only re-enter the event after putting the wristband back on or obtaining a new one. Any beverage brought outside must be put in a plastic cup. Absolutely no cans or bottles. Not doing so will be considered an illegal substitution and will result in loss of possession.

Detective Brown from the Clemson Police Department will be delivering a letter to all licensed alcohol distribution establishments located within the gated area to address the following important topics: the issuance and distribution of wristbands, road closures, law enforcement parking areas, and public restrooms. Licensed alcohol distribution establishments will obtain wristbands from Lindsey Newton at Clemson City Hall located at 1250 Tiger Blvd; these establishments will distribute them to those wishing to drink outside. Additional questions regarding wristbands can be addressed to Lindsey Newton at 653-2030. Only wristbands purchased from the City of Clemson will be allowed on the event site.

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