Clemson football fans will not want to miss being at Chiefs Wings and Firewater on Saturday, Sept. 1 for the first, live Oconee Medical Center Tiger Tailgate Show of the season.

The 4 p.m. road show officially kicks off the Tigers’ 2012 football season.  Fans are encouraged to arrive early wearing Clemson orange, and the restaurant is located at 723 Congaree Road in Greenville.  In addition to $10,000 worth of prizes to be given away, including a 32” flat-screen television, show hosts David Stein and Ben Milstead will be interacting with fans.  Any time Tiger fans visit Chiefs throughout the week they are eligible to enter to win any number of the available prizes.

Chiefs also is offering menu specials on drinks, pizzas, appetizers and more for fans wearing Clemson gear during the live show.  Additionally, fans can text or email the show ( pictures of their family in orange and request shout-outs to friends and family, thanks to Clemson partners Verizon and Nokia Siemens Network.  Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney also will be answering fan questions via the Clemson Tiger Sports Network Facebook Page for a chance to win prizes from Verizon.  Friend request The Clemson Tiger Sports Network Page to ask Dabo a question and “like” CTSN at

Fans attending the live show on Saturday also will have the opportunity to purchase the official 2012 Tiger Tailgate Show T-shirt, courtesy of the show’s official screen printer, Tiger Town Graphics.  Even those unable to come out to Chiefs for the day can tune into one of the many radio station affiliates on the Clemson Tiger Sports Network.

“Saturday will be a great day to kick off our football season, and we hope as many fans as possible come to pack out Chiefs and cheer on the Tigers in our opening game,” said Gerry Dickey, general manager for Clemson Tiger Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports and the official media rights holder for Clemson University Athletics.  “We have a host of prizes and live interaction with our show hosts fans will not want to miss.  Go Tigers!”