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Columbia to Honor National Champion Gamecocks with Parade
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Columbia to Honor National Champion Gamecocks with Parade

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Columbia Major Daniel Rickenmann and the City of Columbia plan to commemorate South Carolina’s 2024 NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship with a parade on Sun., April 14, at 2 p.m. on Main Street.

The parade route begins on the 1700 block of Main Street (corner of Main and Laurel Streets) and will conclude at the intersection of Main and Gervais in front of the South Carolina State House. The team will then hold a pep rally on the State House steps, where fans can hear from Mayor Rickenmann, South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley and selected team members.

In addition to Staley and the team, the City will invite local elected officials, government entities and community partners to join Mayor Rickenmann, City Council members and University officials to be in the parade along with South Carolina women’s basketball alumnae and the South Carolina band, cheerleaders and Cocky.

Limited ADA viewing will be available at Main Street and Washington Street on the west side.

Parking will be available at the following City Parking Facilities at no charge (except for spaces marked Reserved):

  • Lady Deck (1100 Lady St.) – Free noon-6 p.m.
  • Washington Deck (1100 Washington St.)
  • Cannon Deck (1227 Taylor St.)
  • Taylor Deck (1101 Taylor St.)
  • Lincoln Deck (820 Washington St.) – Free noon-6 p.m.
  • Park Street Deck (1007 Park St.) – Free noon-6 p.m.

ADA parking for the parade will be available at the 1420 Assembly Street Surface Lot on a first-come, first-served basis.


Restrooms will be available at these locations noon-5 p.m.:

  • City of Columbia office building, Washington Square (1136 Washington St.)
  • Corner of Richland and Main Streets (exterior porta-johns)
  • Corner of Gervais and Main Streets (exterior porta-johns)


The City announced the following road closures for Sunday:

  • Beginning at noon: 1100 & 1200 blocks of Calhoun St., Richland St., Laurel St.; the 1800 & 1900 blocks of Main St.; and the 1100-1300 blocks of Gervais St.
  • Beginning at 12:30 p.m.: 1000-1100 blocks of Sumter St.; 1300 & 1400 blocks of Senate St.; and 1000 & 1100 blocks of Marion St.
  • Beginning at 1:30 p.m.: 1200-1700 blocks of Main Street

Roads will reopen once the parade has ended and clean-up has been completed.

All of the above areas will have no parking after 11:59 p.m. on Sat., April 13, with towing enforced.


Continue to check and the team’s social media accounts (@GamecockWBB) for the most up-to-date information on South Carolina women’s basketball.