Good news for the Clemson-Georgia game on Sept. 4 in Charlotte.
A day after The Clemson Insider reported there were conversations about moving the game out of Charlotte, the Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, announced Wednesday he anticipates eliminating all capacity and mass gathering restrictions by June 1.
If this holds true, Clemson and Georgia will be able to play at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte with a packed house on opening weekend.
BREAKING: NC Gov Roy Cooper announces the state anticipates eliminating all capacity and mass gathering restrictions by June 1.
— Tim Boyum (@TimBoyumTV) April 21, 2021
TCI learned on Tuesday, from three different sources, that Clemson, Georgia and the people that run the Duke’s Mayo Bowl—the Charlotte Sports Foundation—were having conversations about moving the game if the attendance restrictions were not lifted.
TCI was told those contingency plans consisted of moving the game to the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
However, our sources said the chances were small for the game to be moved. Even before Wednesday’s announcement by Gov. Cooper, all parties were still planning for the game to be in Charlotte, but they needed to be prepared for “alternates” should they needed to move the game at the last second.
Currently, Mercedes Benz Stadium is scheduled to host the Alabama vs. Miami and Ole Miss vs. Louisville games on Labor Day Weekend as part of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic Games. The Alabama-Miami game will be held on Sept. 4, while the Ole Miss-Louisville game is scheduled for Sept. 6 (Labor Day night).
The Clemson-Georgia matchup is considered one of the biggest, if not the biggest, non-conference tilt of the 2021 College Football Season. Both teams are expected to be ranked in the top 5 when the Associated Press and the Coaches preseason polls are released in August.
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