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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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Go Lady Gamecocks

Stadium holds quite a crowd. It is easy to get around in. Parking garage available across the street. And the best thing of all...they host Gamecock events!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stadium holds quite a crowd. It is easy to get around in. Parking garage available across the street. And the best thing of all...they host Gamecock events!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

been here several times over the past year for various events and festivities. Love the layout and location, Easy to find and easy to get in and out before and after events. Parking is made easy. Tickets are usually pretty cheap for events and they are well advertised in advanced. Just went here the other night and saw Men's Basket... More 

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Branchville, South Carolina
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81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there today for the Ringling Circus. We got there early and were able to park right by the arena for free in the parking lot. The arena was very clean and there were plenty of workers around to help if you needed them. The restrooms were plentiful and clean.

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Thank danamc01
Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This arena might be one of the most underrated arenas in the country. Colonial Life Arena is HUGE and full of double deck seating. The venue is packed with concessions, sporting artifacts and plenty of helpful employees. While they hold concerts, races, and "on ice" performances, the basketball games are the best. The local fans go crazy for the gamecocks... More 

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Thank 901Megan
Chapin, South Carolina
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We go to a lot of events here. Concerts, Sports, Monster Trucks, and my favorite the Circus. Great place to see an event.

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Thank Steffan B
Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Was there for USC's orientation; however, I could tell that this is a great event for sporting events and concerts.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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137 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went to a cheerleading competition last Saturday and was pleasantly surprised on how clean it was and the ease of seating . Many concessions stands . The only down side is they need to have better fans in the bathrooms (Stinky )

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Thank Southerntraveler9
United States
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Columbia is not known to have top 40 acts come perform here. The last time I remember a top 40 act was Justin Bieber at Colonial Life in 2013. While it is a great venue for everything that comes here, I just wish a better variety of acts would play here. Mainly country music.

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Thank 12hannah34
Marietta, GA
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Excellent venue for catching men's and women's college basketball, featuring the elite women's team lead by Dawn Staley and a vastly improving men's team under Frank Martin. The Gamecocks are a passionate fan base and truly love and support their teams.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Obviously, I understand that the Colonial Life Arena serves many interests and activities. And for all of the events I have attended at the Colonial Life Arena, I have never been disappointed with seating, heat & air, sound system, security and overall atmosphere. However, it is during basketball season when the comforts and utility of Colonial Life Arena is most... More 

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