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Colonial Life Arena

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801 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3953
+1 803-576-9200
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Long Lines & NO WATER

A Poorly managed asset. Who OWNS this terrible place? Pros A/C was adequate Box office personnel... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rjkono
via mobile
Perfect Meeting Place

The Colonial Life Arena offers several large conference rooms with good acoustics. The center is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ASH814
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Aiken, South Carolina
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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801 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3953
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+1 803-576-9200
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"basketball game"
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"great concert venue"
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"sight lines"
in 5 reviews
"nearby parking"
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"eagles concert"
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"sports events"
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"nice facility"
in 4 reviews
"ticket office"
in 3 reviews
"great seats"
in 3 reviews
"bathrooms were clean"
in 2 reviews
"university of south carolina"
in 2 reviews
"graduation"
in 13 reviews
"concessions"
in 17 reviews
"circus"
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"usc"
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"stage"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A Poorly managed asset. Who OWNS this terrible place? Pros A/C was adequate Box office personnel were helpful Cons Long lines at check in because they understaff general admission while devoting much effort to VIP access. No one to maintain the lines so people just...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Colonial Life Arena offers several large conference rooms with good acoustics. The center is well kept with clean restrooms and vending areas for snacks and drinks. Limited parking is available on the street with more space in nearby parking garages.

Thank ASH814
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We came in with only two meet and greet passes for an event but three tickets. I was travelling with two young sons and the Staff went above and beyond to make us comfortable while still following guidelines. Snacks are well priced and bathrooms were...More

Thank CLemyre
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

We went to the 7/7/18 Imagine Dragons concert. Very nice facility. Easy to find one's way around. Very clean. Located near many restaurants and hotels within walking distance. Good security.

Thank robinebow
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Was there for a graduation. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Seating was great. Parking can be challenging at times, depending on the event so arrive early to park in the parking lots across the street. Very convenient to get to.

Thank sejhoward68
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

we went for graduation and the staff was very good and helpful. bathrooms were very clean. great parking.

Thank Shetoddie
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

We attended a niece's high school graduation here on a Monday. It was hassle free parking, especially for physically challenged as we had our parents with us. They had golf cart type shuttle that took the groups to and from the stadium. The interior was...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Came here for my daughter's graduation from USC. Ended up sitting pretty high, but we had great seats and could see everything well. Seats were comfortable.

Thank Brad A
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Great view all around, great acoustics. Staff were very helpful in seating assistance. Recommend for large event.

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Easy to get to, easy to park, easy entrance, even with only one security person at each door. Excellent sight lines from all angles. Small enough to not feel crowded and large enough for a happy crowd.

Thank Gypsywych
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Laura S
January 20, 2017|
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Response from FunTravelingAround | Reviewed this property |
It totally depends on the event. You need to look at how the event is set up for seating.
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December 16, 2015|
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Response from Southerntraveler9 | Reviewed this property |
Columbia has it's own major airport and it's about 15-20 min to downtown . It really not bad ? If you want to save some money and don't mind driving , fly into Charlotte NC and drive to Columbia SC ? It's 1.5 hrs from Ct to... More
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