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Sept. 7, 2006

The University of South Carolina will kick-off its home football schedule vs. Georgia Sat., Sept. 9 in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN at 7:45 pm. The stadium, spruced up with new video boards and a lot of garnet paint, will feature a few new items as well. Please make note of the following times and additions.

• The gates for Gamecock Club parking will open at 2:45. The parking gates will open five hours prior to kick-off each home game. Gamecock Club parking includes Williams-Brice Stadium, Key Road, the Armory, Capital City Park and the Fairgrounds. You must have a parking pass to be admitted to these areas. All parking will close two hours after the game.

• The ticket gates to Williams-Brice Stadium will open at 5:15 pm for the Georgia game. USC has additional gates open starting this season. The gates will open 2 and one half hours prior to kick-off for each home game. PLEASE NOTE: USC is employing a new scanning system this year and fans are encouraged to come a bit earlier than usual to avoid long lines as the new scanning system is put into place. There will be approximately 80 entry points throughout the stadium area and over 100 ticket scanners.

• The Zone (for ticketed persons only) will open at 5 pm. The Zone will open 2 hours and 45 minutes prior to kickoff for each home game.

• There are four new ATM machines, courtesy of Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union, placed throughout the stadium. They are located in the following areas: East and West main levels, West upper and East upper concourses.

• In cooperation with the universities new Tobacco Free policy on campus, Williams-Brice Stadium (and all USC athletic facilities) is a Tobacco Free Facility. No tobacco includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes and smokeless tobacco products.

• Please also be reminded, in accordance with SEC policy, no one is allowed on the field before, during or after the game without the proper credentials. Fans are not permitted to go on the field after the game.

• If you have suggestions or comments, please call USC’s new GAMEDAY ENHANCEMENT LINE at 803-777-7784.