Gamecock Inaugural Fan Information
South Carolina hosts first meet in new indoor facility Jan. 18-19
Indoor Meet #2 – Gamecock Inaugural
COLUMBIA, S.C. — It’s a historic weekend for the University of South Carolina track & field program as the Gamecocks host the Gamecock Inaugural, their first meet at the newly-renovated Carolina Indoor Track & Field Complex. Events begin at 9 a.m. ET on both Friday and Saturday.
With this being the first meet at the new facility, here are some tips for fans planning to attend the Gamecock Inaugural.
The Carolina Indoor Track & Field Complex is located at 1304 Heyward Street in the old USC Field House. The facility features a banked six-lane 200m Mondo track, a separate throws area, two pole vault areas, two jumps runways and two high jump areas along with an eight-lane 60m straight track on the infield.
Admission to the Gamecock Inaugural is $5 for adults and $3 for children 17 and under. University of South Carolina students receive free admission with their Carolina Card. Everyone must purchase a ticket to enter, and reentry is permissible throughout the day with an appropriate wristband.
There will be a limited quantity of 750 spectator tickets available for sale each day beginning at 8am. Reentry to the venue is available at any point on the same day for fans who have previously bought a ticket and have the appropriate wristband. On the second day of the meet, fans will need to purchase a new ticket, and the same quantity limitations will apply. .
Seating is first-come, first-served. After seats have been filled, standing room only admission is available until the building reaches capacity. Each fan is allowed to bring one folding chair, as long as it is placed in a safe and approved location that does not impede walkways.
ATHLETICS CLEAR BAG POLICY
The Athletics Clear Bag Policy will be in effect throughout the weekend.
FOOD & DRINK
No outside food or beverage will be allowed, though a concession stand will be on-site for most of the weekend.
Free parking is available at the Heyward Street Garage, located at 1300 Heyward Street. Additional parking is available on the street-level spaces on Heyward, Marion, Whaley and Bull Streets.
A limited number of handicapped parking spaces will be available in the parking lot located next to the indoor facility, accessed off Marion Street, with the proper decal. Handicapped patrons may also drop off in the Marion Street lot, and they may also enter the facility via the ramp located on the Bull Street side of the facility.