General Parking Information and Policies
The game day parking office is located next to 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. This is for last-minute parking problems only. No new parking passes will be sold at this time. For GPS purposes, the address of Williams-Brice Stadium is 1125 George Rogers Boulevard.
Alcoholic Beverage Policy
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.
Live music is not allowed at tailgating sites.
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.
Capital City Stadium or Bomber Stadium
Capital City Stadium is NOT available for game day football parking nor RV parking for 2021 per the City of Columbia. Those interested in the shuttle may park in lots AD3 (large gravel lot beside CLA), GS4 (lower Lot A), FS4 (upper Lot A). The shuttle does accommodate individuals with disabilities. The parking for the shuttle will be $10 per car.
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.
Gas grilling is permitted in University-controlled lots. Charcoal grilling is prohibited for safety reasons.
Game Day Assistance
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
A limited # of game day parking spaces are available for purchase on game day. These passes will be sold at the gate and are first come first serve. Below are the lots that will have passes for sale, along with the cost, opening times and location:
- Gamecock Park Game Day Field-$40(cash 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- $20(cash 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- $40(cash only). Opens 5 hours prior to game time or at 8:00am for a Noon kick.
(Located at Gate 6 off of Assembly Street)
The use of glass containers is strongly discouraged in University-operated parking facilities.
Golf Carts, Mopeds, Scooters
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.
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 $40 cash 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.
Neither the University of South Carolina nor the Gamecock Club will be liable for loss or damage to vehicles or other personal property.
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
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 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).
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.
Pedestrians must use the marked crosswalks going to and from Gamecock Park and Fairgrounds.
Pets are not allowed in University-operated parking facilities.
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.
Each space in the Premium North and Premium South sections of Gamecock Park is equipped with electrical and cable hookups. Please click HERE to access the reference guide for these amenities.
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.
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.
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.
Game Day Shuttle is available at no charge for students with a valid Carolina Card, and the general public for $10 per vehicle. Public may park in lots AD3 (large gravel lot beside CLA), GS4 (lower Lot A), FS4 (upper Lot A).
- NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE IS ALLOWED ON SHUTTLE (Except one sealed bottle of water)
- Shuttle operates for all home games
- Service begins 3 hours prior to kickoff
- Service runs until 1.5 hours after game with limited service throughout the game
- The large Comet buses can accommodate 20-25 individuals due COVID-19.
- Pickups are Russell House and Colonial Life Arena (Lincoln @ Devine)
- Dropoff is on Rosewood, east of Main Gate to Fairgrounds – SEE MAP BELOW
- Pickup is on Rosewood, east of Main Gate to Fairgrounds
- Drop offs are Russell House and Colonial Life Arena (Lincoln @ Devine) Please check gamecocksonline.com for updated information.
Handicapped Patrons – Pick Ups Before and After the Carolina Football Games
- Service begins 3 hours prior to kickoff for Saturday games
- Service runs 1.5 hours after the game
- Approximately 20 to 30 minutes after the games, trams will begin service once heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the perimeter of the stadium decreases
- Buses run approximately every 20 minutes
- Gate 7 – Rows 8, 9, & 10 in the Fairgrounds to Williams Brice Stadium
- An ADA compliant van will be waiting at Gate 7 – Rows 8, 9, & 10 to take you to Gate 10 in the Fairgrounds where you can get on a tram that can transport you to the Stadium.
- Pedestrian and vehicle traffic will determine where the trams will be able to transport you. If traffic is heavy the drop off point will be Gate 9 in the Fairgrounds (Only handicapped patrons and their guests can cross at this area). If traffic is not heavy drop offs can be anywhere around the perimeter of the stadium.
- If you need to leave early from the game and you parked in the Fairgrounds, you can access a golf cart tram on the NW, NE, SW, SE, & Zone quadrants of the stadium plaza. Vans and buses will also be available to get you back to the University controlled lot where your vehicle is parked.
- After the game you can access a tram on the NW, NE, SW, SE, and Zone Gate quadrants of the stadium. The trams run approximately every 20 minutes. See map on page 56.
- The tram will take you back to Gate 10 or Gate 7 – Rows 8, 9, & 10 in the Fairgrounds
Please tailgate within your assigned space. Drive areas must be clear to allow access for emergency vehicles.
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.
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).
- 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.
View the pregame and postgame traffic flow maps included at the top of this page.
The University conveniently places trash receptacles throughout its parking areas. Please help keep these areas enjoyable by disposing of all trash into these containers and recycling when possible.
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.
Soliciting or vending of any goods or services is strictly prohibited in University-operated lots on game day.
Shuttle service is available from the Pendleton Street Garage to the Colonial Life Arena. Shuttle service begins two hours prior to tip-off of all men’s and women’s basketball conference and non-conference games and ends one hour following the game. Parking is $10 in the garage and the shuttle ride round-trip is no additional cost. View the shuttle map for more information.
With a high level of interest and excitement surrounding both the University of South Carolina men’s and women’s basketball programs, along with new construction projects around the Colonial Life Arena, the Carolina Coliseum and the Koger Center, fans attending a Gamecocks’ basketball game should plan accordingly to ensure not missing any of the action:
- Fans are encouraged to arrive at least one hour prior to tip off in anticipation of traffic congestion around the arena and longer lines at both the ticket windows and scanning lines.
- Due to construction, various streets in the area may be closed from time to time.
- For men’s and women’s basketball games, parking in Lot A and Lot C is restricted to Gamecock Club members with the appropriate parking hang tag. Gamecock Club members with the appropriate parking hang tag can park in the 650 Lincoln Garage and the 650 Greene Street Garage. The Discovery Garage and the Convention Center parking lots are available for $10 per vehicle, as is the City Garage.
- City Garage parking, located near Pendleton, Park and Lincoln streets, is available for $10 for both the men’s and women’s basketball games.
Most parking lots open two hours prior to tip-off. Please check gamecocksonline.com for game schedule and times.
Suite holders will park in Lot A.
Media members with press parking should park in Lot A. In most cases, they should enter Lot A off Gadsden Street.
Because of pedestrian safety, beginning approximately 30-60 minutes prior to game time, the block of Greene Street bounded by Lincoln Street and Gadsden Street will be closed to all traffic. This block becomes a pedestrian walkway for fans entering the arena. The corner of Lincoln and Greene streets is patrolled by officers who help the foot traffic crossing the intersection. Traffic is routed south on Lincoln to Devine Street where vehicles can enter Parking Lots A and B off of Devine Street. After these lots fill up attendants will direct Gamecock Club members to the best available remaining parking.
For approximately 20 to 30 minutes following the game, Greene Street is again blocked off between Lincoln and Gadsden for the pedestrians leaving the arena. The intersection of Lincoln and Greene is manned by officers to help with the pedestrian crossing. Parking Lot A will exit onto Devine Street and Gadsden Street until the pedestrian traffic subsides on Greene and Lincoln streets. Also during the post-game period, Lincoln Street between College and Devine is closed to vehicular traffic so that pedestrians may exit the arena area. Thru traffic on Greene Street westbound is prohibited at Park Street and Greene Street because of pedestrian flow.
For GPS purposes, the address of the baseball stadium is:
431 Williams St. (Tanner Way)
Columbia, SC 29201
If you purchased a season parking pass you will be parking in the parking lot that corresponds to the parking lot number and address with which it is associated (Note: while there are reserved parking lots, there are NOT reserved numbered parking spaces in them). If you do not have a parking pass you should consider taking the baseball shuttle from Key Road. There is also parking at Colonial Life Arena Lot B, however, parking will be limited to 50 to 75 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area.
If you are looking for game day parking, the lots cost $10.00/$5.00. Please review the Gamecock Baseball Parking Map.
Entrance into Williams St. (Tanner Way), Wheat St. and Catawba St. is by permit only. You must have a Hang tag to access the various parking lots and or a window decal for Granby Mill Village or the Rapid Apartments.
When traveling near the Carolina Baseball Stadium please be advised that pedestrian safety is of the utmost importance and that traffic will be halted for pedestrians and their safety. Before and after the game, pedestrians will have the right of way at the intersection of Wheat and Williams (Tanner Way) Sts. and at Williams (Tanner Way) and Catawba Sts. Your cooperation is most appreciated.
|Game Day Information||including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 Per game)|
|Proposed Times||Weekday 4 p.m. Games||Weekdays||Saturday||Sunday|
|Game Times:||4 p.m.||7 p.m.||4 p.m.||1:30 p.m.|
|Stadium Opens:||2:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.||2:30 p.m.||Noon|
|Business Lots Open:||5 or 5:30 p.m.||5 or 5:30 p.m.||1 p.m.||10:30 a.m.|
|Lot 1, STDM, HDG PGDL Open:||1 p.m.||4 p.m.||1 p.m.||10:30 a.m.|
|Bus Shuttle for Patrons:||2 p.m.||5 p.m.||2 p.m.||11:30 a.m.|
Business lot parking passes will be honored in Lot 1 ONLY for the Feb. 16, 20, 21, 23 and 27 afternoon baseball games based on availability. The businesses at 405 (Lot 9) and 401 (Lot 10) Huger Street request that you begin parking at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Other business lots open at 5 p.m. on weekdays.
The baseball shuttle to Founders Park will now be operational at the Key Road Gravel Lot (1105 Key Road) and in Lot B of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. Shuttles will being running two hours prior to game time. Roundtrip shuttle service is $5.00 to park and you ride for free from the Colonial Life Arena and/or Key Road gravel parking lot.
We strongly recommend that fans use the baseball shuttle from Key Road to Founders Park over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (650 spaces) and less congestion than at the arena. Please remember that at the arena shuttle, parking will be limited to 50 to 75 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday through Thursday that lasts until 7 p.m. because of classes.
For GPS purposes, the address for the Key Road Gravel Lot is 1105 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201.
Please note, the shuttle will no longer be run at Capital City Baseball Stadium.
Please visit the following link for information regarding the parking shuttle: http://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/parking/shuttles/gameday_shuttles/index.php
Please be aware on game days entrance via car to Williams, Catawba and Wheat Street will be closed to public and they are accessible only by a valid parking pass. Therefore we encourage the visitors to use public game day parking lots illustrated on the parking map. The cost is $10.00/$5.00 per vehicle. Visitors can also park for free at Colonial Life Arena Lot B which is bordered by Blossom, Gadsden, Devine and Lincoln Streets with roundtrip shuttle service available for $3.00 per person which will drop off right at the main entrance of Carolina Stadium. There is no overnight RV parking at Colonial Life Arena. Questions concerning RV baseball parking can be directed to Richard Evans at (803) 777-1439.
Visitors who need handicap parking should park at the Colonial Life Arena Lot B. Handicap accessible roundtrip shuttle service will be available for $5.00 to park and ride for free. It will drop off right at the main entrance of Founders Park.
Q. If I purchase less than 4 season tickets, can I purchase a season baseball parking pass?
Any Gamecock Club member who has purchased between 1 and 4 season baseball tickets is entitled to request one season parking pass for the current baseball season. Members purchasing more than 4 season tickets may request two passes.
Q. We would like to come early on game days and tailgate, which parking area should we request?
If you would like to come early and tailgate, you should request a season parking pass for Lot 1. That’s a large grass lot located in left field on the corner of Williams, Wheat and Blossom Streets.
Q. Where do you anticipate having handicap parking?
Handicapped parking for the season is assigned in Lot #8, the Cregger lot. That lot is currently full and is for renewals only. Additional season and game-by-game handicapped parking is offered in Lot #1: at Blossom, Williams (Tanner Way) and Wheat Sts. and/or in the gravel lot across the street at Tanner Way and Wheat St. Handicapped spaces go quickly. Another alternative is to park at the Key Road gravel lot, park for $5.00 and ride roundtrip for free.
Q. How will parking in business parking lots around the stadium area affect me during game days?
For those who purchased season parking in the various business lots, your season pass will be honored in Lot #1 at Blossom, Williams (Tanner Way) and Wheat Sts. when the games begin during the week at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Event parking in the business lots normally begins at 5 p.m. during the week. This is especially true for lots #6, #7, #9, and #10. Lot #8, the Cregger Co., allows parking on the back side of the property on Williams Street (Tanner Way). Weekend games on Friday night (7 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday are not affected during the afternoon hours.