Football in the Fall is a benchmark for the year. School starts back, fans start hyping their teams and soon the Upstate is awash in football. But this year is different … way different. With Universities working toward holding classes in-person, the future of the Fall College Football season is far from a certainty and this could have huge implications for the state of South Carolina economy and our Upstate universities.
Now that the ACC has released a new schedule for the 2020 football season, Clemson business owners are breathing a bit easier.
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The Strom Thurmond Institute lab report shows each Clemson home game nets $211,824 in local government revenue for Greenville County; Anderson County, $109,122; Pickens County, $99,493; Oconee County, $42,793; and $579,842 statewide. State government net revenue from each game totals $784,177. By those numbers, Greenville County could lose $1.4 million in revenue if the season is cancelled.