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Colonial Life Arena

801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29208
803 576 9200
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Ranked #13 of 51 attractions in Columbia
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Bruno Mars was my fourth and final show at the Colonial Life Arena. I have heard of similar issues from several friends. My 1st experience there was for the American Idol show the year that Taylor Hicks won. While not a Taylor Hicks fan, I do love Daughtery and Katherine McPhee. My son was the 11th person in line at... More

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Coastal NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We sat up very high to see Bruno Mars, the view was great but the acoustics were horrible. Thankfully Bruno Mars was still fun to watch! I don't know if we would chose this venue again for a concert, if we did we would definitely sit lower.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went to see Bruno Mars and we had nose-bleed seats, but even from where we were at the music was awesome and you could still clearly see Bruno either on the stage or on the screens. Also, getting in and out was pretty easy considering the place was packed.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was able to see my high school team come out in the top. The place is great for USC games and other events and concerts.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great price to see circus and and basketball and concerts and nice place to enjoy other people also i will visit again soon

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Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This arena hold a lot of people and hosts many different types of events. I have attended many different events here over the years. Every time I have ordered seats, they have been in a great location, except for on one occasion. This one time I had to sit very close to the top of the Arena. I do not... More

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Columbia, SC
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24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Going to Colonial Life for a Darius Rucker concert was great! Venue is nice, seats were great! However, we were told by the Bojangles folks that they were out of wine. They said the entire arena had sold out of wine. The good news is they were wrong! Around the corner there were lots of stands with assorted drinks -... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This arena is a great venue for a concert. The arena feels a lot smaller than it actually is. Comfortable seats and really good sight lines. The concessions are terribly run by local charities. Putting beer in paper cups is just embarrassing. No good food choices. The suites appear nice but seem limited overall. This is a really really good... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Watched the University of South Carolina play University of the South Carolina-Upstate in Men's basket ball this past month. The facility is always clean and safe. Go there for any events, you will have a good time!

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Bethany Beach, DE
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Wow -- our first time to the Arena & we were definitely "wowed!" We went to a concert -- had front row tickets (even though we learned that front row means the camera man kept blocking our view!!!) -- but the facility was amazing! It certainly is a great place for any function and next time our precious Bill Gaither's... More

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