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Address: 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Phone Number: 803 576 9200
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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Hanahan, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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Southwest Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very large venue. The sound was great. The lighting excellent. The concert was amazing, one of the best Ive ever seen. There were a couple of things that could have been handled differently by the Arena to make our visit better. 1. they set up tee shirt sales by the front door which made entering and leaving the building congested.... More 

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Southern US
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I also attended the Paul McCartney concert here. Very nice arena. A variety of food was offered here. My only complaint is that they set up the merchandise booth beside the main entrance which created a traffic jam when trying to leave the arena with everyone trying to get around all the people lined up to buy t-shirts, etc. All... More 

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Additional Information about Colonial Life Arena

Address: 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29208
Phone Number: 803 576 9200
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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