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Gamecock Parking

  • Address

    1304 Heyward Street Columbia, SC 29208

  • Phone 800-472-3267

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 Football game days, the parking office is at the ticket office on the northeast side of the stadium located at the corner of George Rogers and Key Roads in the BIGNON Gameday Building. The office opens at 8 a.m. or five hours prior to kickoff, whichever is later. For GPS purposes, the address of Williams-Brice Stadium is 1125 George Rogers Boulevard.

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

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Football 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.

  • Band Performances Toggle content

    Live music is not allowed at tailgating sites.

  • Buses Toggle content

    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.

  • Flammables Toggle content

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

  • Game Day Assistance Toggle content

    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.

  • Game Day Parking Toggle content

    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)
  • Glass Containers Toggle content

    The use of glass containers is strongly discouraged in University-operated parking facilities.

  • Golf Carts, Mopeds, Scooters Toggle content

    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.

  • Handicap Parking Toggle content

    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.

  • Liability Toggle content

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

  • Limousines Toggle content

    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.

  • Lost and Found Toggle content

    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.

  • Media Parking Toggle content

    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).

  • No Parking Zones Toggle content

    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.

  • Parking Gates Toggle content

    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.

  • Pedestrian Traffic Toggle content

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

  • Pets Toggle content

    Pets are not allowed in University-operated parking facilities.

  • Political Materials Toggle content

    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.

  • Premium Amenities Toggle content

    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.

  • Restrooms Toggle content

    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.

  • RV Parking Toggle content

    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.

  • Shuttle Service Toggle content

    Shuttle Service information will be available soon.

    Details on Gameday Shuttles

    Pregame Shuttle Route Map

    Postgame Shuttle Route Map

  • Tailgating Toggle content

    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).

  • Traffic Tips Toggle content
    • 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.
  • Trash Toggle content

    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.

  • Utility Trailers Toggle content

    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.

  • Vendors Toggle content

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

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