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This building strives to synthesize the traditional architectural values associated with the University of South Carolina and the dynamic movement of athleticism. The building appeals to student-athletes and also the recruits evaluating the role South Carolina may play in their development as a student-athlete. The building's primary purpose is to foster a sense of community among student-athletes as well as promote excellence in academics.
The Rice Athletics Center forms the northeast corner of the Roost Athletics Village anchoring the courtyard along with the Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center. The building is a three-story, 68,683-square foot facility, constructed of steel and concrete with brick and glass exterior, and was built at a cost of $8.5 million.
Gamecock Park, located on the former Farmer's Market site, opened for the 2012 football season. This exciting, state-of-the-art project includes shaded tent zones, cable TV hookups, electrical outlets, and permanent restrooms. The central open space, called the Garnet Way, is a grassy promenade lined with scarlet oaks and provides a route for the marching band, cheerleaders, and football team to parade through the venue on the way to the stadium.
Home to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks is Williams-Brice Stadium, recognized as one of the finest facilities in all of college football. Carolina annually ranks among the nation's leaders in attendance and Gamecock fans are regarded as some of the most loyal in the country.
The University of South Carolina baseball program unveiled its new baseball facility Feb. 21, 2009. The $35-plus million Carolina Stadium has a capacity of 8,242 fans and is the crown jewel among baseball stadiums across the nation.
An exciting era in the history of the University of South Carolina and the athletics department opened in November, 2002, with the unveiling of Colonial Life Arena (originally The Colonial Center - it was renamed in July 2008).
Located in the heart of the South Carolina campus is the home field of the Gamecock men's and women's soccer teams, Eugene E. Stone III Stadium. The surface of Stone Stadium was completely replaced during the summer of 2009. A state-of-the-art irrigation system was installed, along with new sod for the entire field surface.
In the spring of 2013, South Carolina softball gets a new home at a familiar site, with a new facility built on the same plot of land that has hosted the Gamecocks since at least 1983. This new stadium will raise the seating capacity to over 1,200, bring a new locker room and indoor hitting facility to the Gamecocks and add a new elevated press box and suites to the site. Construction began in early June 2012 with completion scheduled for March 2013.
Cobblestone Park serves as the home course for the University of South Carolina men's and women's golf teams. The course provides the Gamecocks with the finest playing and practice facilities in the country. The 27-hole spectacular layout has been heralded as one of the premier courses in the Southeast.
OneWood Farm, recognized as one of the premier equestrian facilities in the state, serves as the team's home base. OneWood Farm has built a solid reputation within the equestrian community in South Carolina. The facility features include a covered arena, three barns with the capacity for 22 horses, two outdoor all-weather footing arenas, a sprinkler system for all arenas, locker room and three tack rooms.
Housed in the Sol Blatt P.E. Center, the Carolina Natatorium serves as the home to South Carolina swimming and diving. Extending 50 meters in length and 25 yards in width, the pool meets all structural requirements for SEC and NCAA competition. One of the more convenient aspects of the pool is its ability to transform from an Olympic size pool to a recreational training facility.
The outdoor track, named in honor of legendary Gamecock coach Weems Baskin, features a 400-meter, eight-lane track with multi-directional sprint straightaways. The Erotan "S" Synthetic track surface is made by Southwest Recreational Industries, Inc.
The Volleyball Competition Facility is the home of the Gamecock Volleyball team year-round and also serves as the practice facility for the Gamecock men's and women's basketball teams. The Volleyball office suite received extensive renovations in the summer of 2012, adding a team video room and lounge while improving the coaches' office space.
Carolina Tennis Center, completed in January 2012, serves as the new home for both the men's and women's tennis teams. It features 12 courts with lights and scoreboards on each one. Each side of six courts also has a master scoreboard so fans always know what is happening on each court. The center accommodates seating for over 700 fans and there is also 900 square feet of dedicated restroom space.