CAROLINA VOLLEYBALL CENTER

The Gamecock volleyball program moved into a new facility in January 1996. Completed at a cost of $4.6 million, the Carolina Volleyball Center also serves as a practice venue for both the men's and women's basketball programs.

In addition to the 1,600-seat gymnasium, the facility includes offices for the volleyball and basketball staffs. The volleyball team's athletic training and weight rooms are located in the Carolina Coliseum, which is adjacent to the Carolina Volleyball Center and connected via an underground tunnel. The Gamecocks' locker rooms reside in the Coliseum, as do those for opponents as well.

The largest crowd to witness a match at the facility is the 1,793 who saw the Gamecocks drop a heartbreaking 3-2 decision to Florida on Sept. 21, 2001. South Carolina eclipsed the attendance figure a few years later when 1,965 patrons were on hand for the 2004 Clemson match, but it was played in the Colonial Life Arena.

DIRECTIONS

From I-126

  1. Exit off Elmwood Street
  2. Take a right onto Assembly Street
  3. Follow Assembly Street to Blossom Street
  4. Take a right onto Blossom and then the first right into a parking lot
  5. The Carolina Volleyball Center is the building right beside the Carolina Coliseum

From I-20

  1. Take the Bull Street Exit
  2. Follow Bull Street southeast to Gervais Street
  3. Take a right on Gervais Street
  4. Follow Gervais Street southwest to Assembly Street
  5. Take a left on to Assembly Street
  6. Stay on Assembly Street until you see the Carolina Coliseum
  7. Turn right on to Blossom Street and the Carolina Volleyball Center will be on your right. (The Carolina Volleyball Center is the building right beside the Carolina Coliseum)

From I-77

  1. Take Bluff Road exit (exit 5)
  2. Take Bluff Road all the way into Columbia
  3. Turn right onto George Rogers Blvd.
  4. Stay on George Rogers Blvd. (it will become Assembly Street) until you come to the intersection of Blossom and Assembly.
  5. Take a left at that intersection and the Carolina Volleyball Center will be on your right. (The Carolina Volleyball Center is the building right beside the Carolina Coliseum)