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Gamecock Basketball: Gameday Information and Policies

Parking Office

Athletics Parking can be reached during business hours M-F at the Rice Athletic Center, or via phone at 803-777-4274, as part of the Athletics Ticket Office.

On gamedays for Football, Basketball, and Baseball, please see your lot attendant with any issues first.

With a high level of interest and excitement surrounding both the University of South Carolina men’s and women’s basketball programs, along with the heavy student population surrounding Colonial Life Arena, fans attending a Gamecock basketball game should plan accordingly to ensure you do not miss any of the action:

  1. Fans are encouraged to arrive at least one hour prior to tipoff in anticipation of traffic congestion around the arena and longer lines at both the ticket windows and scanning lines.
  2. Parking lots will open two hours prior to tipoff.
  3. For both Men’s and Women’s basketball games, parking in Lot A and Lot B is restricted to Gamecock Club members with the appropriate parking hang tag. Some public parking may be permitted on a game by game basis in Lot B for $10. Gamecock Club members with the proper hang tags can utilize the 650 Greene and 650 Lincoln garages. To ensure Gamecock Club members get a parking spot, please arrive early as these garages are shared with students on campus. The Discovery Garage is also available for gameday parking at $10 per vehicle.
  4. The Convention Center parking lot and the City Garage parking lot, located near Pendleton, Park and Lincoln streets, are available during certain games for single game parking. Rates in these lots and garages are set by the owners and are subject to change at any time.
  5. Athletics Department controlled parking spaces in lots around Colonial Life Arena will only be available to patrons for the games in which they have purchased tickets.
  6. Tailgating, including grills, coolers, and large buffet-style spreads, are discouraged. Tents are prohibited.

Please check our website for game schedules and tip times.

For your convenience, there are several available parking lots within walking distance of the Colonial Life Arena. Price for the lots is $10. Accessible parking is available in most, if not all, of these lots. In order to park in the spaces reserved for disabled guests, the vehicle must have a state issued handicapped window pass, sticker, or license plate. Any vehicle may drop off a disabled patron at the front of the Colonial Life Arena, park their car in one of the lots, and meet that person inside.

Gameday Information and Policies


To provide a safer environment and more expedited entry for fans, South Carolina Athletics implemented a clear bag policy beginning with the 2016-17 season for all ticketed athletic events that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the venues for baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, volleyball and indoor track.

Approved Bags

  • Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ — A logo no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ can be displayed on one side of a permissible clear bag.
  • A clear bag shall be clear from top-to-bottom and up to a 2″ trim/border on the bag is generally acceptable.
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ — approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to:

  • Purses larger than a clutch bag
  • Briefcases
  • Backpacks
  • Fanny packs
  • Cinch/Drawstring bags
  • Luggage of any kind
  • Computer bags
  • Diaper bags
  • Binocular cases
  • Camera bags
  • Non-approved seat cushions, which include large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers


Why is South Carolina adopting this policy for all ticketed events?
Our guests are our most prized partners, and ensuring their safety is a top priority. World events continue to impact our security, and we can not ignore them in the annual analysis of our public safety and stadium security policies at all of our venues.

How does this policy improve public safety?
Clear bags provide layers of security with less inconvenience to our guests. As guests walk toward our events, law enforcement can easily spot prohibited items and have the ability to resolve issues before they even get into line. The clear bags are easier and faster to search, greatly reducing faulty bag searches. It also supports the Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign. Additionally, inside the venue, staff members know that a clear bag has already been searched and that any non-clear bag without a security tag requires their attention.

How does this expedite my entry into the venue?
This policy enables us to move guests through our security checkpoints faster, allowing staff to be more efficient and effective in checking bags that are brought into the venue. A standard size bag eliminates the need for bag templates to check sizes. In short, shorter lines mean fewer hassles, all while guests enjoy an improved sense of safety.

How many bags can each person bring into the venue?
Each ticketed guest can carry one large clear bag — either a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag or the 12″ x 6″ x 12″ clear bag — plus a small clutch purse (4.5″ x 6.5″). The small clutch must be carried into the venue outside the clear bag and is subject to search.

What happens if I show up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?
Guests carrying bags that do not meet the criteria will not be admitted to the venue. They may return their bag to their car or will be provided a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag into which to transfer their belongings before entering the stadium. Transferring items to a venue-provided bag requires disposal of the non-approved bag.

Are team-branded bags available?
Guests who desire to carry South Carolina branded bags may purchase them at local retailers. However, any clear 12″ x 6″ x 12″ clear bag with no commercial identification or an inexpensive one-gallon Ziploc-style bag may be used. Clear bags may have a logo no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ displayed on one side. A clear bag shall be clear from top-to-bottom and up to a 2″ trim/border on the bag is generally acceptable.

Can I bring my purse?
Yes, as long as it meets the size requirements. A small clutch purse, with or without a handle or strap, is permitted along with either the 12″ x 6″ x 12″ clear tote bag or one-gallon freezer bag.

What about diaper bags?
Diapers and other baby supplies can be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, is allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse into the stadium.

Can I carry cameras, binoculars, smartphones or tablets separately from the clear bag?
Binoculars or a phone or camera can be carried into the venue so long as it is not in its own bag.

Are seat cushions allowed to be carried into the venue?
Approved seat cushions may be carried into the stadium. Non-approved seat cushions and chair backs include any that have arm rests and any large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers.

If I have certain items that I need to bring into the venue for medical reasons and they won’t fit in the clear bag, what do I do?
Guests carrying medically necessary bags or equipment into the venue will be required to have their bag/equipment inspected and tagged by security at specified locations within each venue. At Williams-Brice Stadium, those locations are West Premium Gate 21 and East Gate 81.

Do I have to put everything I’m carrying into a permissible clear bag?
No. This policy is designed to limit only the type of bags carried into the venue, not the permissible items that are brought to a game. In their pockets or jacket, guests can carry keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc., if they choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch purse (4.5″ x 6.5″). And, they can carry a blanket over their shoulders, binoculars and/or camera without the case around their necks or in their hands, and a sealed bottle of water or one empty and clear bottle of water in their hands. A complete list of prohibited items can be found on our Game Day page.

Does this policy apply to me if I’m working at the game, not attending as a fan?
Support staff and personnel such as equipment technicians, media, caterers, etc., will continue to enter the stadium through designated gates. These individuals and any items that they bring into the stadium will continue to be screened based on procedures that are already in place. Once screened, the bags will be temporarily tagged, showing that the bag has been screened and approved.


Artificial Noisemakers 

Artificial noisemakers are not permitted in Colonial Life Arena and will be confiscated by stadium security. 

Prohibited Items 

  • Purses larger than a clutch bag (4.5″ x 6.5″), briefcases, backpacks, and cinch bags of any kind, fanny packs, luggage of any kind, computer bags/cases, camera bags/cases, binocular bags/cases or any bag larger than the permissible size (12″ x 6″ x 12″) or that does not meet appropriate clear bag standards. [Please see Clear Bag Policy]
  • Coolers, thermoses, cups, glass bottles, cans, flasks (Exception: 1 sealed clear plastic disposable bottle OR 1 empty and clear plastic disposable bottle of water per person (i.e. Dasani water bottle))
  • Food of any kind
  • Video cameras, tripods, recording devices, detachable camera lenses over 6″, selfie sticks
  • Weapons/concealed weapons
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Containers of any kind
  • Aerosol and spray cans
  • Umbrellas
  • Mace/pepper spray
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Laser lights, strobe lights and pointers
  • Irritants such as artificial noisemakers
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Inflatables (beach balls, etc.)
  • Flags and flagpoles, unauthorized banners or posters
  • Strollers
  • Illegal drugs
  • Seat cushions that include pockets, zippers, compartments or covers
  • Personal seat backs with armrests
  • Non-approved face coverings
  • Drones
  • Other items that in the judgement of stadium management pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of an event by other patrons


Gamecock Fans Code of Conduct 

Gamecock fans are encouraged to wear garnet and black to the games and enthusiastically support the team. Our goal is to create a championship experience with integrity, while exhibiting good sportsmanship and maintaining a safe and respectful atmosphere for our teams and fans to enjoy. The Gamecock image is not only shaped by our student-athletes, coaches, students, and faculty, but by our great fans.

In the spirit of sportsmanship, Gamecock fans shall:

  • Conduct themselves in a manner that represents their University, the Southeastern Conference, and the NCAA with honor, dignity, and respect
  • Fans should refrain from the following but not limited to vulgar, abusive, derogatory, demeaning, or intimidating language, gestures or cheers at any time. This is inclusive of refraining from the reference of race, gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, religion and the like
  • Support the players, coaches, and officials in a positive manner
  • Treat the visiting team, coaches, and fans with courtesy and respect at all times
  • Demonstrate the qualities of civility and sportsmanship at all times
  • Refrain from throwing objects onto the field for any reason
  • Not become inebriated or belligerent
  • Refrain from entering the playing field at any time, including after the game
  • Be a positive role model for those around them by treating others with courtesy and respect
  • Consequences of not abiding by the Gamecock Fan Code of Conduct could result in relocation of seats, removal from the venue or cancellation of season tickets

Tobacco Policy 

The University of South Carolina is a tobacco-free campus. The policy, which includes the ban of electronic cigarettes, is in effect at all University of South Carolina facilities, as well as surrounding property owned, leased, or controlled by the University. These restrictions apply to all areas of Colonial Life Arena. We request and appreciate your adherence and compliance with this University policy; violators are subject to ejection.

Alcoholic Beverage Policy

Beer and wine will be sold at portable kiosks and by other vendors at Colonial Life Arena. The primary Aramark concession stands will not add beer or wine to its menus in an effort to keep the regular lines moving efficiently. 

Patrons purchasing beer or wine will be carded at the point of sale and will be limited to two beverages per sale. Students are not permitted to use their Carolina Cards to purchase alcohol. Per SEC regulation, beer and wine sales at Colonial Life Arena will end at the end of the third quarter of women’s games and at the 12-minute TV timeout in the second half of men’s games. 

An Aramark Alcohol Compliance Officer will monitor alcohol points of sale on the concourse to ensure proper procedures are carried out. Points of sale will be equipped with ID Scanners for age verification.

Vendors/Political Materials & Solicitations

Soliciting or vending of goods or services is strictly prohibited throughout the Springs Brooks Plaza at Williams-Brice Stadium, as well as lots owned or leased by the University on game day. Distribution of political stickers, brochures, promotional items, or other solicitations is strictly forbidden on properties owned or leased by the University.



All entry gates will open 1 hour prior to tip. The main entrance for Colonial Life Arena is located on the corner of Green and Lincoln Street. There are secondary entrances located on Greene Street, Lincoln Street, and College Street. 

Be advised that all persons, upon entering property/arena, consent to a search of their person and property at the time of entry and during their stay on the premises. Colonial Life Arena has a no-re-entry policy; tickets can only be scanned for use once.



Strobes will be used as part of the pregame light show and throughout the game. 


To offer greater convenience and safety, mobile-only ticketing will provide contactless entry to Colonial Life Arena for all 2022-23 Men’s/Women’s Gamecock Basketball games. To expedite entry and ensure the best possible gameday experience, fans should download their tickets prior to arrival and enter through the gate shown on their mobile ticket. Please review our Digital Ticketing Guide for a step-by-step guide to access mobile tickets and down the Gameday App to manage mobile tickets. Student ticketing details will be sent directly to all eligible students from the Department of Student Life. 

The Ticket Office is located in the Colonial Life Arena atrium and is open one (1) hours prior to tip. Tickets cannot be resold on any University-controlled grounds, including, but not limited to, Colonial Life Arena, and all University controlled/leased parking lots. Lost, stolen, or counterfeit tickets are not the responsibility of management. There is a NO refund or exchange policy in effect on all tickets. Management reserves the right to refuse admission. Every person except children two and under must have a ticket. The holder must present their ticket upon request. It is the responsibility of the ticket holder to be familiar with all ticket usage rules and regulations, which can be found on the back of each ticket.  Additional tickets can be purchased through the Ticket Office if available.


In addition to the main entrance, College and Greene Street are also wheelchair accessible. Once inside the Colonial Life Arena, elevators are available to provide access between levels.

Individuals with disabilities may use the elevators located throughout Colonial Life Arena (see arena diagram for elevator locations). 


Handicap accessible seating is available at various locations throughout the Colonial Life Arena. On the seating charts, they are indicated with the accessible symbol.  Handicap seating is available to the patron with the disability and one guest. Handicap accessible seating is sold on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling (803) 777-4274 Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.  Tickets may be exchanged for handicap seating on the day of the game at the box office if such seating is still available.


Assisted listening devices are available to hearing-impaired guests at no cost. The assisted listening device is a headset that broadcasts the Colonial Life Arena’s Sound System on an FM frequency. Any patron checking out an assisted listening device must leave a driver’s license or a valid form of identification to receive the headset. They are available at the Guest Services kiosk located on the main concourse behind section 118. Please contact (803) 777-9062 within five business days of the event to make arrangements.


Interpretation services for those with a hearing disability are available.  Please contact Colonial Life Arena at (803) 777-9062 within five business days of the event to make arrangements.  If you need assistance while at the Colonial Life Arena, please contact an usher or staff member. In addition, the Guest Services Center is located in the front atrium inside the main entry doors, or the Guest Services Kiosk on the main concourse behind section 118. Any Guest Services Representative will be happy to answer questions you may have. 


Trained guide dogs and service animals are permitted/allowed to assist guests inside the arena.  Please notify the arena at the time of ticket purchase if special accommodations are required for the service animal.  All other animals are prohibited.  If you need assistance while at the Colonial Life Arena, please contact an usher or staff member.


If medical assistance is needed, contact the nearest usher for directions to the closest first aid facility.  There is a first aid room equipped and staffed as a limited treatment station located on the concourse level at the top of section 112 near the College Street entrance.


Cameras/phones that elicit a flash are not allowed once the contest begins. Flashes are a distraction to the student-athletes and could potentially present a safety issue.


The University conveniently places receptacles for the disposal of trash and recyclables throughout the arena and parking areas. Please help us keep the area enjoyable by disposing all bagged trash into these receptacles. Fans are encouraged to utilize recycling containers with appropriate items.


Any items that have been lost or found should be reported to the Guest Services Kiosk in the main lobby across from the main entry doors. Guests may call (803) 576-9062 during normal business hours to inquire about lost and found items.


Lost patrons and persons looking for lost patrons should proceed immediately to any guest services location throughout the stadium, or notify event staff security, a law enforcement officer, or text the fan help text line (TEXT “USC” [space] along with your issue and location to 69050)


For any guest service needs, please visit the Guest Services kiosk on the concourse behind section 118 or the Guest Services Center located in the main entrance atrium at the front of Colonial Life Arena.


Colonial Life Arena will not accept cash at any concession stand. Reverse ATM’s can be found at the box office lobby and on the concourse behind 106/107. Simply exchange your cash for debit card at any Reverse ATM location throughout Colonial Life Arena.


Arena restrooms are located throughout the main arena concourse for your convenience.  For Family restrooms, contact the Guest Services kiosk located on the concourse behind section 118.


The University of South Carolina makes every attempt to ensure that all fans are able to enjoy attending the game.  In the unfortunate event that threatening or illegal behavior is observed, guests may contact uniformed security located throughout the arena. Officers from various law enforcement agencies are stationed throughout the arena. Please do not hesitate to report suspicious behavior or unruly fans. Game day law enforcement personnel are coordinated by the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety at (803) 777-8400.


The Colonial Life Arena Box Office WILL CALL opens at the same time doors open and is located at the main entrance of Colonial Life Arena.  Please have a valid form of picture ID and the credit card that was used to purchase when picking up tickets left at WILL CALL.  Please be advised WILL CALL lines may be longer on game day and we recommend picking up tickets ahead of time.


If you see something, say something.  Report stadium issues, unruly behavior, or requests for help by texting: “USC” <space> along with your issue and location to 69050. Assistance is available one hour before tipoff and one hour after the game. (Standard SMS rates apply)

For non-emergency postgame concerns, call 803-777-8679 and leave a voice message along with your name and number to express any complaints, issues or suggestions regarding the game day environment.


Preferred hotel partners of the South Carolina Gamecocks. 

  • Cambria Hotel Columbia, Downtown The Vista – (803)-728-3355
    • 1000 Lady St. Columbia, SC 29201
  • Courtyard Downtown at USC(803) 799-7800
    • 630 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Graduate Columbia(803) 779-7779
    • 1619 Pendleton St, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Hilton Columbia Center(803) 744-7800
    • 924 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Hyatt Place Columbia – (803) 978-2013
    • 819 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Tru by Hilton Harbison Columbia(803) 732-7299
    • 271 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC 29212

Basketball Parking Information & Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverage Policy Toggle content

    Beer and wine will be sold at select locations throughout Williams-Brice Stadium. Patrons purchasing beer or wine will be carded at the point of sale and will be limited to two beverages per sale. Per SEC Regulation, beer and wine sales at Williams-Brice Stadium will end at the end of third quarter.

    The possession of alcohol while entering Williams-Brice Stadium is expressly prohibited. Patrons in violation will be ejected and may be subject to arrest. In an effort to encourage an enjoyable experience for all fans, persons who are intoxicated will be denied entry into the stadium, regardless of ticket possession.

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    Live music is not allowed at tailgating sites.

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    Buses will be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis in the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. Drivers should use the Gate 12 entrance located on Rosewood Drive. For additional information, please contact the Fairgrounds at 803.799.3387.

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    Caterers should have proper parking permits to be admitted to private tailgate areas. Permits will not be available from the University or Athletics Department and should be secured from the client.

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    Gas grilling is permitted in University-controlled lots. Charcoal grilling is prohibited for safety reasons.

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    Text 69050 to report issues in University-operated lots on game days. Please include the parking lot, space number, and description of the problem. Fans in Gamecock Park may also visit the game day service tent located near Bluff Road.

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    Provided they are not sold out in advance, remaining single game parking inventory will be available for purchase on gameday. (Please check HERE for single game parking sales in advance) These passes will be sold on a first come first serve basis at the gate. Below are the lots that may have passes for sale:

    • Gamecock Park Gameday Field — $60(CREDIT CARD ONLY). Opens 6 hours prior to game time or at 8:00am for a Noon kick. (Located at the back gate off Gamecock Park off National Guard Road)
    • Woodstock — $30(CREDIT CARD ONLY). Opens 5 hours prior to game time or at 8:00am for a Noon kick. (Located at the end of National Guard Road)
    • Fairgrounds — $50(CREDIT CARD ONLY). Opens 5 hours prior to game time or at 8:00am for a Noon kick. (Located at Gate 6 off of Assembly Street)
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    The use of glass containers is strongly discouraged in University-operated parking facilities.

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    For the safety of all concerned, the use of these motorized vehicles (other than those authorized for University use) will not be allowed by fans in the vicinity of the stadium on game days. As a reminder, South Carolina highway laws do not allow the use of these motorized vehicles on roadways outside a two-mile radius from the registered address of the registered operator.

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    The University of South Carolina only sells season passes for handicap parking.

    Approximately 50 game day reserved parking spaces are held for those individuals with disabilities in the Fairgrounds. The cost is $50 (credit card only) and you must enter via gate #6 off of George Rogers Blvd. This lot opens five hours prior to kickoff.

    Handicapped individuals who are members of the Gamecock Club must send in a copy of a state-distributed handicap parking tag to purchase a reserved handicap parking space in the Fairgrounds or Gamecock Park.

    In the Fairgrounds, handicap shuttles will pick up patrons near row 10 of the White section. These shuttles will transport guests to the north corners of Williams-Brice Stadium.

    Handicap shuttles in Gamecock Park will pick up at Quad 3 and Quad 1, dropping patrons off at the stadium until 90 minutes before kickoff. At that time, the drop-off location will be just outside of The Gates on Bluff Road, near the Garnet Way.

    Shuttle service in both lots begins two and a half hours before kickoff and will continue until the game begins. Return transportation will also be available after the game, beginning with five minutes left in the event and until there is no one waiting at the shuttle stations.

    Seats on the shuttles are intended for those who are handicapped and one attendant to assist their handicapped companion. Please be advised that both pedestrian and vehicular traffic are extremely heavy following the game and, therefore, wait time for shuttles may be extensive.

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    Neither the University of South Carolina nor the Gamecock Club will be liable for loss or damage to vehicles or other personal property.

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    Due to space constraints, limousines are not allowed in University-controlled parking areas. Drivers should drop off any guests at Williams-Brice Stadium and seek parking in surrounding public lots.

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    Items found in the parking lots will be turned over to Stadium Lost and Found, located in Williams-Brice Stadium. Call 803.777.8506 to inquire about lost items.

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    Media parking is located on Key Road in a lot operated by the South Carolina Athletics Department. Members of the media should request parking credentials from the South Carolina Athletics Media Relations Office (803.777.5204).

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    The University of South Carolina along with our public safety will be enforcing the NO-PARKING zones in the following areas prior to and during home football games at Williams-Brice Stadium.


    1. Key Road between George Rogers Blvd and Idlewilde Blvd.
      • Enforced by Richland County Sheriff’s Department
      • Fine amount $155
      • Tow fee $125
      • If your vehicle is towed contact Richland County Sheriff’s Department at 803-576-3000
    2. Market St. between Key Rd and Bluff Rd
      • Enforced by Richland County Sheriff’s Department
      • Fine amount $155
      • Tow fee $125
      • If your vehicle is towed contact Richland County Sheriff’s Department at 803-576-3000
    3. S. Stadium Road
      • Enforced by Columbia Police Department
      • Fine amount $20
      • Tow fee $125
      • If your vehicle is towed contact Columbia Police Department at 803-545-3500
    4. National Guard Road between Bluff Road and the last entrance into Gamecock Park
      • Enforced by Columbia Police Department
      • Fine amount $20
      • Tow fee $125
      • If your vehicle is towed contact Columbia Police Department at 803-545-3500
    5. Shop Road between George Rogers Blvd and Idlewilde Blvd.
      • Enforced by Richland County Sheriff’s Department
      • Fine amount $155
      • Tow fee $125
      • If your vehicle is towed contact Richland County Sheriff’s Department at 803-576-3000
    6. Hemlock Road between Bluff Road and Oakdale Street
      • Enforced by Columbia Police Department
      • Fine amount $20
      • Tow fee $125
      • If your vehicle is towed contact Columbia Police Department at 803-545-3500

    Routinely throughout the football season of home games, there are critical incidents that occur in the areas around Williams-Brice Stadium, and all too often the response of public safety personnel is substantially delayed due to the vehicles being parked on the shoulders of the roads in these areas. The NO-PARKING zones will be enforced by a combination of parking enforcement officers, City of Columbia Police Officers, and Richland County Deputies. If your vehicle is towed from one of these areas please check with the agency responsible for enforcement in the area your vehicle was parked for information about retrieving your vehicle.

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    Gates for Gamecock Park will open six hours prior to kickoff or at 8 a.m., whichever is later. All other lots will open five hours prior to kickoff or at 8 a.m., whichever is later. Vehicles should be removed no later than two hours after the conclusion of the game or risk being locked in until the following business day.

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    Pedestrians must use the marked crosswalks going to and from Gamecock Park and Fairgrounds.

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    Pets are not allowed in University-operated parking facilities.

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    Distribution of political stickers, brochures, and other promotional items is strictly forbidden on properties owned or operated by the University. Violations will result in the surrender and disposal of said items by University officials.

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    Each space in the Premium North and Premium South sections of Gamecock Park is equipped with electrical and cable hookups. Visit our electrical and cable connection guide for more information on these amenities.

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    Stadium restrooms located on the north & south ends of the stadium as well as portable restrooms on the east side of the stadium will be made available for use five hours prior to kickoff. After gates open (two hours prior to kickoff) only the east side restrooms will be available and will close at kickoff.

    Both permanent and temporary restroom facilities are located throughout Gamecock Park. Only temporary restrooms are available in the Fairgrounds.

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    Game day RV parking is available in the Fairgrounds (803.799.3387) on the east side of Assembly Street and at Gate 12 on Rosewood Drive.

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    The University of South Carolina makes every attempt to ensure all fans are able to enjoy the festivities surrounding the game. In the unfortunate event that threatening or illegal behavior is observed, guests may contact parking lot attendants or uniformed security located throughout the parking areas. Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies are stationed in the stands in the Fairgrounds and are mobile, as well. Please do not hesitate to report suspicious activities or unruly fans.

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    Shuttle Service information will be available soon.

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    Please tailgate within your assigned space. Drive areas must be clear to allow access for emergency vehicles.

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    Tents should be no larger than 10′ x 10′ and should be contained within the individual parking space. Tents should be dismantled prior to guests leaving for the game. Unattended tents are subject to removal by University officials at their discretion. Drive areas must be clear to allow access for emergency vehicles.

    In Gamecock Park, tents may only be placed in designated tent zones. Tents are not allowed between the knee walls on the Garnet Way unless approved by the University.

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    Any vehicle impeding the flow of traffic or preventing a member from parking in an assigned space will be towed. Once a tow truck has arrived at the vehicle in violation, negotiations will be strictly between the towing company and the vehicle owner. Towed vehicles may be recovered at City Garage, located at 436 Superior Street (803.765.9780).

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    • Get to the game early.
    • Police advise fans to use I-77, accessible from I-26 and I-20.
    • If you have reserved parking in the Fairgrounds and are travelling south from downtown, use one of the two right lanes of Assembly Street as you approach the Fairgrounds.
    • If you are picking up someone from the game, you must arrive before the game is completed.
    • Postgame stadium traffic will have priority. All lanes of Assembly Street will be used for traffic coming from the stadium. The two left lanes on Assembly Street will turn left onto Blossom Street.
    • Traffic leaving South Stadium Road will be routed south on Bluff Road. The left two lanes may take I-77 North; the right two lanes take I-77 South.
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    The University conveniently places trash receptacles throughout its parking areas. Please help keep these areas enjoyable by disposing of all trash in these containers and recycling when possible.

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    Utility trailers are allowed in any of the University-operated lots with an appropriate parking pass for the vehicle and an appropriate parking pass for the trailer.

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    Soliciting or vending of any goods or services is strictly prohibited in University-operated lots on game day.