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

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Very nice venue ....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank maryb26
Charlotte, North Carolina
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 )

Thank Southerntraveler9
United States
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank 12hannah34
Marietta, GA
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Glenn Y
Columbia, South Carolina
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52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

Thank vannie0525
Columbia, South Carolina
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

Thank brian0910
Cockeysville, Maryland
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

1 Thank DonnaZ597
Hanahan, South Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Rachael M
Columbia, SC
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193 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 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 

1 Thank mersmom8
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9 reviews
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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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