Clemson has a problem, but it is a good problem to have.
In the two years since the Allen Reeves Football Complex was opened, Clemson has won two national championships.
The football program officially moved into the Allen Reeves Football Complex a week after beating Alabama in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. So, when the Tigers moved in, they brought their new hardware with them of course.
What a great housing warming gift, right?
The Gold Trophy, which is 26.5 inches tall and weighs 35 pounds, is oblong-shaped like a football at the base, tapering up to flattened full-sized football at the top. The trophy has been awarded to the winner of the national championship game since 2014.
They also brought with them the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) National Championship Trophy. This trophy consists of a Waterford Crystal Football affixed to an ebony base and carries a $30,000 value.
The AFCA Trophy has been awarded to its national champion since 1986 and was the official national championship trophy for college football from 1992-2013.
Clemson proudly displays both trophies, plus its 1981 Waterford Crystal National Championship Football, individually in its lobby. All three trophies are under their own protective glass case in the middle of the lobby. They are the first things you see when your walk through the front door of the Allen Reeves Football Complex.
So, what’s the problem?
Clemson has to figure out what to do with its two new trophies it won last month when it beat Alabama for a second national championship in three years.
The problem is Clemson does not want any of the trophies to be hidden behind one of the others. They are equally as important to them, as they should be, and they want Clemson fans to see all of them when they walk through the lobby doors.
No plans have been finalized at this point, but discussions are leading to an expansion of the main lobby so it can, not only house the two new editions, but future trophies as well.
In other words, while other schools are trying to build big-time facilities without much of a trophy case to match Clemson’s Football Complex, the Tigers are trying to figure out where they can show off their national championship trophies the best.
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