Sports & Recreation

Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium, Death Valley

Popularly known as Death Valley, it is home to the Clemson University Tigers, a NCAA Division I-A football team, located in Clemson, South Carolina.

Built in 1941-1942, the stadium has been expanded throughout the years. The term "Death Valley" comes from the fact that the field is physically situated in a valley. But two additional facts also add to the mystique. First, the university cemetery sits on a hill that once overlooked the field before the upper decks were constructed. The nickname was solidified when Frank Howard received what came to be known as "Howard's Rock" from an alumnus, S.C. Jones, who had picked it up in Death Valley, California.

Avenue of Champions Littlejohn Coliseum
Clemson University Campus
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-3311
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