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Address: 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Phone Number: 803 576 9200
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Rented Suite for 3 day convention.

We stayed in a suit for a convention as we have done for the past 3 years. This year they appear to have renovated the rooms and performed some maintenance. It was more open and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Rachael M
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Hanahan, South Carolina, United States
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Columbia, South Carolina
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72 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Saw Kenny Chesney here back in April only 1 month after moving to Columbia from Savannah. This concert was awesome, the atmosphere was amazing, the sound, the stage, the views and the arena were all impressive. Looking forward to Def Leopard in October and than Janet Jackson. One of the best arenas for music I've seen. Can't wait to see... More 

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Cockeysville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I was only there for new student orientation session but I can only imagine how much fun it would be to see a game there. The arena is beautiful and so clean. It looks brand new. Look forward to actually seeing a game there over the next 4 years.

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Hanahan, South Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed in a suit for a convention as we have done for the past 3 years. This year they appear to have renovated the rooms and performed some maintenance. It was more open and inviting. We enjoyed the privacy of the suite and look forward to attending the annual convention next year.

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Columbia, SC
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were able to get handicapped seating, but had to put up with a security official standing behind us drenched in perfume. I had brought my asthma mask, because of the show, but it was her perfume that caused me to have an asthma attack. People in the service industry need to be more aware of how fragrance can affect... More 

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GREENWOOD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

the conention was great it was not to cold was just perfect the arena staff was great could nit have been more comforta

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Well then - there is the parking. Sheesh! and the seating - it is a sports arena - so not much to complain about there. But the parking arrangement leaves much to be desired. Columbia as a whole is lacking in that area. It is not exactly like NY or somewhere that has a good mass transit system - so... More 

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Columbia, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I do love to go to concerts at Colonial Life Arena. The seats are wonderful! However, every time we go, the vendors never have all that is listed on their menus. You have to walk around to each vendor and ask. And this is before the concert even started. We went to the Paul McCartney concert and arrived early. The... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Quick pick up at Will Call. Odd trough like sinks in the restrooms but plenty of stalls. Easy access, no winding around, just a simple arena - as they should be! I did see a healthy local food option, it's nice to have more to choose from than plastic nachos & hot dogs :)

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Pretty good crowd control and movement for an event venue. I have seen several concerts and Disney on Ice a couple times, and it has been a pleasant experience.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have gone to many events at the arena and have thoroughly enjoyed myself each time. Pretty much anywhere you sit you are able to enjoy the shows.

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