GAME DAY INFORMATION

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2015 Football Game Day Information

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GAMECOCK FANS CODE OF CONDUCT
Gamecock fans are encouraged to wear garnet and black to the games and enthusiastically support the team. Our goal is to create a championship experience with integrity, while exhibiting good sportsmanship and maintaining a safe and respectful atmosphere for our teams and fans to enjoy. The Gamecock image is not only shaped by our student-athletes, coaches, students, and faculty, but by our great fans.

In the spirit of sportsmanship, Gamecock fans shall:

  • Conduct themselves in a manner that represents their University, the Southeastern Conference, and the NCAA with honor, dignity, and respect
  • Not use vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, demeaning, or intimidating language at any time
  • Support the players, coaches, and officials in a positive manner
  • Treat the visiting team, coaches, and fans with courtesy and respect at all times
  • Demonstrate the qualities of civility and sportsmanship at all times
  • Not engage in cheers that are vulgar, crass, or demeaning
  • Refrain from throwing objects onto the field for any reason
  • Not become inebriated or belligerent
  • Refrain from entering the playing field at any time, including after the game
  • Be a positive role model for those around them by treating others with courtesy and respect

Noncompliance with the code will result in the fan receiving a Code of Conduct Violation card from Event Management. Individuals issued a second card during the same game will be ejected.

FAN HELP TEXT LINE/GAME ENHANCEMENT LINE
If you see something, say something. Report stadium issues, unruly behavior, or requests for help by texting: "USC" issue and location to 69050. Assistance is available two hours before kickoff and one hour after the game. (Standard SMS rates apply)

For non-emergency post game concerns, call 803-777-7784 and leave a voice message along with your name and number to express any complaints, issues or suggestions in regards to the game day environment.

ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS
Artificial noisemakers are not permitted in Williams-Brice Stadium and will be confiscated by stadium security.

DISABLED SERVICES
Wheelchair seating is available at Williams-Brice Stadium. Those fans needing a wheelchair space or accessible seating should visit or call the South Carolina Ticket Office at (803)-777-4274 or toll-free 1-800-4SCFANS. Requests must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event. Deaf or hard of hearing guests are encouraged to utilize the open captioning on the North endzone video board for game-related information.

FIRST AID
Should you need immediate assistance, notify the nearest event staff member for directions to the closest first-aid facility, or text "USC" along with your issue and location to 69050. Medical facilities are equipped and staffed as limited first-aid treatment stations. They are located in the following areas:

West Side -- Ground level & West main
West Club -- 100 level
West Upper -- 300 level
East Side -- Ground level
East Upper -- 400/500 level
South Upper -- 900 level

GAMECOCK VILLAGE
Located across from Williams-Brice Stadium inside Gamecock Park, Gamecock Village opens 4.5 hours prior to kickoff (subject to change based on time of kickoff). Attractions include live entertainment, interactive games, sponsor displays and appearances by the Carolina cheerleaders and band.

LOST AND FOUND
Lost and found, for Williams-Brice Stadium, will be at the stadium manager's office on the Monday following home games between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call 803-777-8506 for any lost and found issues.

LOST PATRONS
Lost patrons and persons looking for lost patrons should proceed immediately to any guest services location throughout the stadium, or notify event staff security, a law enforcement officer, or text the fan help text line (Text "USC" issue and location to 69050).

ID-A-FAN
The ID-A-FAN program is meant to reduce the amount of time a parent/guardian could be separated from their child in a gameday crowd. Adults may register their child by receiving a wrist band with their seating location and contact information to assist with locating the child in the event they become separated during the game. There are ID-A-FAN stations located near the northwest entrance and the southeast entrance in Williams-Brice Stadium (see stadium diagram for ID-A-Fan stations).

PREGAME PAGEANTRY
Gamecock Walk, the South Carolina football team's grand entrance into Williams-Brice Stadium, begins on the brick walkway in Gamecock Park approximately 2.5 hours prior to kick off. Shortly after, the South Carolina Marching Band walks the length of Gamecock Park while playing the fight song on their way into Williams-Brice Stadium. Teams take the field for pregame warm-ups approximately one hour prior to game time. Pregame festivities, including the South Carolina Marching Band and 2001, begin approximately 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Fans are urged to arrive at their seats at least 30 minutes before kickoff and avoid leaving their seating area other than between quarters, halftime, or at the end of the game.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Oversized bags and purses that exceed 17"x12"x10"
  • Coolers, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans, flasks (exception: 1 sealed bottle of water per person)
  • Food of any kind
  • Video cameras, tripods, recording devices, detachable camera lenses over 6", selfie sticks
  • Weapons/concealed weapons
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Containers of any kind
  • Aerosol and spray cans
  • Umbrellas
  • Mace/pepper spray
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Laser lights, strobe lights and pointers
  • Irritants such as artificial noisemakers
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Inflatables (beach balls, etc.)
  • Flags and flagpoles, unauthorized banners or posters
  • Strollers
  • Illegal drugs
  • Personal seatbacks with armrests
  • Masks of any kind

AIRCRAFT AND DRONE POLICY
The University of South Carolina Athletic Department asks that you please adhere to the following FAA policies, per the NOTAM document concerning flight restrictions for sporting events.

No flight operation may take place within 3 nautical miles, nor up to 3,000 feet around the perimeter of the stadium, from one hour prior to the start of the event until one hour after its completion. These restrictions also apply to all unmanned or remote controlled Drone aircrafts. Failure to comply with these restrictions will result in the appropriate legal response from law enforcement officials.

STADIUM ELEVATORS
Individuals with disabilities may use the elevators located throughout Williams-Brice Stadium (see stadium diagram for elevator locations).

STADIUM GATES
Early gates (West Premium Gate, The Zone, and East Pass Gate) will open two hours prior to kickoff. All other gates will open one and one-half hours prior to kickoff. Be advised that all persons, upon entering property/stadium, consent to a search of their person and property at the time of entry and during their stay on the premises. Williams-Brice Stadium has a no-re-entry policy; tickets can only be scanned for use once.

STADIUM TICKETS, REFUNDS/RESALE
The ticket office is located in the Bignon Gameday Center; adjacent to the Northeast entrance of the Springs Brooks Plaza at Williams-Brice Stadium. Tickets cannot be resold on any university controlled grounds, including, but not limited to Williams-Brice Stadium, The Springs Brooks Plaza and Gamecock Park. Lost, stolen, or counterfeit tickets are not the responsibility of management. There is a NO refund or exchange policy in effect on all tickets. Management reserves the right to refuse admission. Every person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to the event. The holder must present ticket upon request. It is the responsibility of the ticket holder to be familiar with all ticket usage rules and regulations which can be found on the back of each ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased through the ticket office if available.

TOBACCO POLICY
The University of South Carolina is a tobacco-free campus, which includes the ban of electronic cigarettes. The policy is in effect at all University of South Carolina facilities, as well as surrounding property owned, leased, or controlled by the university. These restrictions apply to all areas of Williams-Brice Stadium. We request and appreciate your adherence and compliance with this university policy; violators are subject to ejection.

WILL CALL
The South Carolina Ticket Office WILL CALL will be open four hours prior to game time. Will Call is located on the northeast corner of the Springs-Brook Plaza, in the Bignon Gameday Center, adjacent to the East gates.

BEVERAGE POLICY (ALCOHOL)
The possession or consumption of alcohol of any kind in Williams-Brice Stadium is expressly prohibited by university policy. Patrons in violation will be ejected and may be subject to arrest. In an effort to encourage an enjoyable experience for all fans, persons who are intoxicated will be denied entry into the stadium, regardless of ticket possession.

BUSES
Buses will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis in the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. Drivers should use the entrance located at Gate 12 on Rosewood Drive.

CATERERS
Caterers should have proper parking permits to be admitted to private tailgate areas. Permits will not be available from Gamecock Club offices and should be secured with the client.

INCLEMENT WEATHER
In the event of inclement weather approaching Williams-Brice Stadium, public address and video announcements will be made to update fans on the situation. Should a lightning strike occur within 8 miles of the stadium, play will be stopped immediately. Play will resume thirty minutes after the last strike occurs within the 8-mile threat radius. Fans are encouraged to exit the venue and seek shelter in their vehicles during weather delays. All ticket stubs should be kept for re-entry into the stadium after the weather threat has cleared. Updates may also be communicated via radio on 107.5 The Game, Gamecocksonline.com, Twitter.com/gamecocksonline, and Facebook.com/gamecocksonline.

DISABLED PARKING SERVICES
Handicapped parking is available to the general public at Capital City Stadium (should the Capital City Stadium contract be renewed) located at 301 South Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201. The cost is $10 per car and a shuttle bus to the Fairgrounds is available.

Golf cart shuttle service from the Fairgrounds will be available for those with disabilities beginning two and one-half hours before kickoff and will continue until the game begins. The pickup location is located in the Fairgrounds white section by Row 10 nearest the South Carolina State Fairgrounds entrance. The golf cart shuttles will transport guests to the north corners of Williams-Brice Stadium.

Golf cart shuttle service from Gamecock Park will be available for those with disabilities beginning two and one-half hours before kickoff and will continue until the game begins. Pickup locations are located along the Garnet Way at Quads 1 and 3. Golf cart shuttle transportation to the stadium plaza is available up to one hour prior to kickoff, or as traffic permits, at which point guests will be dropped off at the Premium North location of Gamecock Park.

Return transportation for those with disabilities to the Fairgrounds and Gamecock Park will also be available after the game. Return service begins with five minutes left in the event, until there is no one waiting at the golf cart shuttle stations. Be advised that both pedestrian and vehicular traffic are extremely heavy following the game; therefore, the wait time for golf cart shuttles may be extensive.

There are a limited number of spaces available for disabled Gamecock Club members in each lot. Requests for disabled parking should be made in writing, and accompanied with a copy of the state-issued handicapped placard, to South Carolina Department of Athletics, Football Game Parking, 1304 Heyward St., Columbia, SC 29208.

GAMEDAY SHUTTLES
Pregame shuttle buses will pick up fans from Colonial Life Arena and Capital City Stadium (should the Capital City Stadium contract be renewed) parking lots and transport them to the main gate of the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. At the conclusion of the game, the shuttle bus will pick up from the main gate of the Fairgrounds and transport patrons back to those parking lots.

  • Service begins 3 hours prior to kickoff
  • $3.00 per person for a round trip ticket, free to USC students with Carolina Card
  • Service runs until 1.5 hours after the game with limited service throughout the game

GOLF CARTS, MOPEDS, SCOOTERS
For the safety of all concerned, the use of these motorized vehicles (other than those authorized) will not be allowed by fans in the vicinity of the stadium on game days. As a reminder, S.C. highway laws do not allow the use of golf carts on roadways outside of a four-mile radius from the registered address or place of business of the registered operator and must be permitted by the S.C Department of Motor Vehicles.

GUEST SERVICES
For any guest service needs, please visit the garnet and black kiosks situated conveniently in and around Williams-Brice Stadium at the following locations.

Inside Williams-Brice Stadium
North Side - Lower level/ Section 32
South Side - Lower level/ Section 14
East Side - Ground level/ Section 22
East Upper - 400/500 level/ Section 507
South Upper - 900 level/ Section 903
West Side - West Main/ Section 4
West Upper - 300 level/ Section 303

Outside Williams-Brice Stadium
Plaza outside West Premium Gates
Plaza outside The Zone
Plaza outside the SE Entrance
Plaza outside the NE Entrance
Plaza outside the NW Entrance

LIABILITY
Neither the University of South Carolina nor the Gamecock Club will be liable for loss or damage to vehicles parked or contents on South Carolina properties as well as surrounding property owned, leased, or controlled by the University.

LIMOUSINES
Due to space constraints, limousines are not allowed in Gamecock Club controlled parking areas. Drivers should drop off guests on Key Road, near Williams-Brice Stadium, and seek parking in public lots made available by area businesses.

MEDIA PARKING
Media parking is located on Key Road. Members of the media should request parking credentials from the University of South Carolina Media Relations Office. For more information, please call 803-777-5204.

RV PARKING
RV Parking is available in the South Carolina State Fairgrounds located on the east side of Assembly St. and at Gate 12 on Rosewood Drive. Please call the Fairgrounds for specifics at 803-799-3387.

PARKING LOTS
The gates to lots within Gamecock Park will open six hours prior to kickoff, but no earlier than 8 a.m. All other parking lot gates will open five hours prior to kickoff, but no earlier than 8 a.m. Vehicles should be removed no later than two hours after the conclusion of the game, or risk being locked in until the following business day.

RESTROOMS
Restrooms will be available for use once parking lots open in Gamecock Park, along the Garnet Way, and throughout the Fairgrounds. Restrooms are also located on the east side of the Springs-Brooks Plaza at Williams-Brice Stadium.

SECURITY
The University of South Carolina makes every attempt to ensure fans are able to enjoy the festivities surrounding the game. If you observe threatening or illegal behavior, do not hesitate to contact law enforcement or event staff security. If you see something, say something. Uniformed officers from various law enforcement agencies, and event staff security, are stationed throughout the tailgating areas, game day facilities, and Williams-Brice Stadium for your safety. Game day law enforcement personnel are coordinated by the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety and can be contacted at (803) 777-4215 or text "USC" issue and location to 69050.

TAILGATING
Gamecock Park: Utilize the designated tent zone which is available for each parking space. Drive areas must be cleared to allow access for emergency vehicles.

Fairgrounds: Tailgate in back of your vehicle. Drive areas must be cleared to allow access for emergency vehicles.

TENTS
Gamecock Park: Tents should be no larger than 10' x 10' and be contained within the designated tent zone.

Fairgrounds: Tents should be no larger than 10' x 10' and be contained within the individual parking space.

Tents should be properly weighted down to ensure the tent does not blow away during high winds. Tents should be dismantled prior to guests leaving for the game. Unattended tents are subject to removal by university officials at their discretion.

BAND PERFORMANCES
Live music is not allowed at tailgating sites.

FLAMMABLES
Charcoal grilling is prohibited in all South Carolina tailgating property owned, leased or controlled by the university. All grilling must be propane gas.

TOWING
Towing of vehicles impeding the flow of traffic or obstructing the right of a member to park in assigned parking is imminent. Once a tow truck has arrived at the vehicle in violation, negotiations will be strictly between the towing company and the vehicle owner. Any towed vehicles can be recovered at City Garage located at 436 Superior Street. The phone number is 803-765-9780.

TRASH/RECYCLING
The university conveniently places receptacles for the disposal of trash and recyclables throughout the stadium and parking areas. Help us keep the area enjoyable by disposing all bagged trash into these receptacles. Fans are encouraged to utilize recycling containers with appropriate items.

UTILITY TRAILERS
Utility trailers are allowed in the university-operated lots with an appropriate parking pass for the vehicle and an appropriate parking pass for the trailer.

VENDORS/POLITICAL MATERIALS & SOLICITATIONS
Soliciting or vending of goods or services is strictly prohibited throughout the Springs Brooks Plaza at Williams-Brice Stadium, as well as lots owned or leased by the university on game day. Distribution of political stickers, brochures, promotional items, or other solicitations is strictly forbidden on properties owned or leased by the university.

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GAMECOCK FANS CODE OF CONDUCT
Gamecock fans are encouraged to wear garnet and black to games and to enthusiastically support the team while exhibiting good sportsmanship.

In the spirit of sportsmanship, Gamecock fans shall:

  • conduct themselves in a manner that represents their University, the Southeastern Conference, and the NCAA with honor, dignity, and respect
  • not use vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, demeaning, or intimidating language at any time
  • support the players, coaches, and officials in a positive manner
  • treat the visiting team, coaches, and fans with courtesy and respect at all times
  • demonstrate the qualities of civility and sportsmanship at all times
  • not engage in cheers that are vulgar, crass, or demeaning
  • refrain from throwing objects onto the field for any reason
  • not become inebriated or belligerent
  • refrain from entering the playing field at any time, including after the game
  • be a positive role model for those around them by treating others with courtesy and respect.

GUEST CONDUCT RESPONSE
The Colonial Life Arena strives to provide its guests with a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable atmosphere. Therefore, the Colonial Life Arena has established the following guidelines:

  • Guests interfering with other guest's ability to enjoy the event may be subject to ejection.
  • Guests using foul or abusive language or inappropriate or unacceptable gestures may be ejected from the Colonial Life Arena.
  • Guests appearing impaired may be ejected and turned over to the authorities.
  • If you enter the facility and then leave, you must have an unused ticket to re-enter the arena

FAN HELP TEXT LINE/GAME ENHANCEMENT LINE
Report arena issues, unruly behavior, or requests for help by texting: "USC" issue and location to 69050. Assistance is available one hour before tipoff until the end of the game. (Standard SMS rates apply, service not available during women's games)

For non-emergency post-game concerns, please call (803)-576-9074 and leave a voice message along with your name and number to voice any complaints, issues or suggestions in regards to the game day environment.

ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS
Artificial noisemakers are not permitted in Colonial Life Arena and will be confiscated by security.

FEATURES FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES
In addition to the main entrance, College and Greene Street are also wheelchair accessible. Once inside the Colonial Life Arena, elevators are available to provide access between levels.

HANDICAP SEATING
Handicap accessible seating is available at various locations throughout the Colonial Life Arena. On the seating charts, they are indicated with the accessible symbol. Handicap seating is available to the patron with the disability and one guest. Handicap accessible seating is sold on a first come, first served basis by calling (803) 777-4274 Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Tickets may be exchanged for Handicap seating on the day of the game at the box office if such seating is still available.

ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICE
Assisted listening devices are available to hearing-impaired guests at no cost. The assisted listening device is a headset that broadcasts the Colonial Life Arena's Sound System on a FM frequency. Any patron checking out an assisted listening device must leave a driver's license or a valid form of identification to receive the headset. They are available at the Guest Services booth located in the main lobby across from the entry doors.

INTERPRETATION SERVICES
Interpretation services for those with a hearing disability are available at no cost. Please call (803) 576-9062 within five business days of the event to make arrangements. If you need assistance while at the Colonial Life Arena, please contact the nearest usher or staff member.

GUIDE DOGS/ SERVICE ANIMALS
Trained guide dogs and service animals are permitted to assist guests inside the arena. Please notify the arena at the time of ticket purchase if special accommodations are required for the service animal. All other animals are prohibited. If you need assistance while at the Colonial Life Arena, please contact an usher or staff member.

PARKING
For your convenience, there are several surface lots available for general parking in close proximity to Colonial Life Arena. Fans must pay per vehicle and spaces are filled on a first come first served basis. Parking is available for no charge during most women's games. Designated basketball parking areas are subject to change. Please check Gamecocksonline.com for updates leading up to and throughout the season.

HANDICAP PARKING SERVICES
For your convenience, there are several available parking lots within walking distance of the Colonial Life Arena. Prices are set by lot owners & operators. Accessible parking is available in most, if not all, of these lots. In order to park in the spaces reserved for disabled guests, the vehicle must have a state issued handicapped window pass, sticker, or license plate. Any vehicle may drop off a disabled patron at the front of the Colonial Life Arena, park their car in one of the lots, and meet that person inside.

FIRST AID
If medical assistance is needed, contact the nearest usher for directions to the closest first aid facility. There is a first aid room equipped and staffed as a limited treatment station located on the concourse level at the top of section 112 near the College Street entrance.

LOST AND FOUND
Any items that have been lost or found should be reported to the Guest Services Center in the main lobby across from the main entry doors. While an event or show is still going on, guests may call (803) 576-9065 if they notice an item missing. Guests may call (803) 576-9062 the next business day to inquire about lost and found items.

LOST PATRONS
Lost patrons and persons looking for lost patrons should proceed immediately to the guest services kiosk located on the main concourse above section 118. Notify an arena staff member as quickly as possible.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Irritants (foam fingers, pom-poms, etc.)
  • Oversized bags and purses that exceed 17"x12"x10"
  • Coolers, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans, flasks
  • Food of any kind
  • Video cameras, tripods, recording devices and detachable camera lenses over 6"
  • Weapons/concealed weapons
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Containers of any kind
  • Aerosol and spray cans
  • Umbrellas
  • Mace/pepper spray
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Laser lights, strobe lights and pointers
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Inflatables (beach balls, etc.)
  • Flags and flagpoles, unauthorized banners or posters
  • Strollers
  • Illegal drugs
  • Personal seatbacks with armrests
  • Unauthorized masks of any kind

*Management reserves the right to adjust these policies at any time with no prior notification.*

ARENA ENTRANCES
The main entrance for Colonial Life Arena is located on the corner of Greene and Lincoln St. There are also secondary entrances located on Greene Street, Lincoln Street and on College Street. Doors will open one hour prior to tipoff for non-conference men's and women's games and one and a half hours before tipoff for conference men's and women's games.

ARENA TICKETS, REFUNDS/RESALE
The box office is conveniently located in the main entrance to Colonial Life Arena. Tickets cannot be resold outside of Colonial Life Arena in parking lots or on the plaza. Lost or stolen tickets are not the responsibility of management, and additional tickets can be purchased through the ticket office if available. There is a NO cash refund policy in effect on all tickets. Management reserves the right to refuse admission. Every person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to the event and facility. All ticket holders must present tickets upon request. It is the responsibility of the ticket holder to be familiar with all ticket usage rules and regulations which can be found on the back of each ticket.

MEN'S BASKETBALL SEATING
All seating during men's games is assigned and designated with a section, row, and seat number on your ticket. Fans must remain in their designated seat numbers.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SEATING
Seating during women's games is general admission with the exception of designated season ticket sections (104, 105, 106, 114 - 116). General admission seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.

TICKET PURCHASE
To order tickets please call (803) 777-4274, log onto www.ticketmaster.com, or visit the box office at the Colonial Life Arena Monday- Friday 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM.

WILL CALL
The Colonial Life Arena Box Office WILL CALL will be open TWO HOURS prior to game time and is situated at Windows 1 & 2 of the box office, located at the main entrance of Colonial Life Arena. Please have a valid form of picture ID and the credit card that was used to purchase said tickets when picking up your gameday tickets left at WILL CALL. Please be advised WILL CALL lines may be longer on game day and we recommend picking up tickets ahead of time.

BEVERAGE POLICY (ALCOHOL)
The possession or consumption of alcohol in Colonial Life Arena is expressly prohibited by University policy. In an effort to encourage an enjoyable experience for all fans, persons who are obviously intoxicated will be denied entry into the arena regardless of ticket possession.

SMOKING/ TOBACCO POLICY
Smoking and the use of all tobacco products is prohibited in all University of South Carolina facilities as well as surrounding property owned, leased, or controlled by the University. These restrictions apply to all areas of Colonial Life Area. Electronic cigarettes are subject to the same rules and restrictions as all other forms of tobacco.

GUEST SERVICES
For any guest service needs, please visit the kiosk on the concourse above section 118 or the guest services desk located in the main entrance atrium at the front of Colonial Life Arena.

POLITICAL MATERIALS & SOLICITATIONS
Distribution of political stickers, brochures, promotional items, or other solicitations is strictly forbidden on properties owned or being leased by the University. Vending of any goods or services is strictly prohibited in the lots owned or leased by the Athletics Department on game day.

RESTROOMS
Arena restrooms are located throughout the main concourse for your convenience. Family restrooms can be found near the box office at the front of the arena. Please contact the guest services kiosk on the concourse above section 118 for assistance locating them.

SECURITY
The University of South Carolina makes every attempt to ensure that all fans have a safe and enjoyable game day experience. In the unfortunate event that threatening or illegal behavior is observed, guests may contact uniformed security located throughout the arena. Please do not hesitate to report suspicious behavior or unruly fans. All patrons consent to search of their person and property upon entering the arena and during their entire stay on the premises. Officers from various law enforcement agencies are utilized at Carolina basketball games. Game day law enforcement personnel are coordinated by the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety at (803) 777-8400.

RECYCLING/TRASH REMOVAL
The University conveniently places receptacles for the disposal of trash and recyclables throughout the arena and parking areas. Please help us keep the area enjoyable by disposing all bagged trash into these receptacles. Fans are encouraged to utilize recycling containers with appropriate items.

FLASH CAMERAS
Cameras that elicit a flash are not allowed once the contest begins. Flashes are a distraction to the student-athletes and could potentially present a safety issue.

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STADIUM TICKETS, REFUNDS/RESALE
The gameday box office is conveniently located next to Gate 1 at Carolina Stadium and will open 1 1/2 hours prior to game time. Tickets cannot be resold at the Carolina Stadium site. Lost or stolen tickets are not the responsibility of management. Additional tickets can be purchased through the box office if available. Admission is complimentary for children ages 2 and under. There is a NO cash refund policy in effect on all tickets. Management reserves the right to refuse admission. For your convenience, ATMs are located near the ticket office and inside the stadium on both the first and third base sides of the concourse.

PROHIBITED ITEMS
The following items are prohibited at Carolina Stadium: outside food and drinks, coolers, thermoses, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, weapons, umbrellas, folding chairs, brooms, strollers, video cameras, cameras with lenses over 6", recording devices, strobe lights, laser pointers, artificial noisemakers, irritants such as pom-poms, foam fingers, etc., flags and unauthorized banners/signs, or pets with the exception of service animals. All persons are subject to search. One sealed bottle of water per person is allowed in Carolina Stadium.

*Management reserves the right to adjust these policies at any time with no prior notification.*

TOBACCO POLICY
Smoking and the use of all tobacco products is prohibited in all University of South Carolina facilities as well as surrounding property owned, leased, or controlled by the university. These restrictions apply to all areas of Carolina Stadium. Electronic cigarettes are subject to the same rules and restrictions as all other forms of tobacco.

TRASH/RECYCLING
The university conveniently places receptacles for the disposal of trash and other items throughout the parking areas and Carolina Stadium. Recycling receptacles are located at stadium gates and throughout the facility. Please help us keep the area enjoyable by disposing of all trash and recyclable items into appropriate containers.

GAMECOCK FANS CODE OF CONDUCT
Gamecock fans are encouraged to wear garnet and black to games and enthusiastically support the Gamecocks in good sportsmanlike fashion. In the spirit of sportsmanship, Gamecock fans shall:

  • Conduct themselves in a manner that represents their university, the Southeastern Conference, and the NCAA with honor, dignity, and respect
  • Demonstrate the qualities of civility and sportsmanship at all times
  • Not use vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, demeaning, or intimidating language at any time
  • Support the players, coaches, and umpires in a positive manner
  • Treat the visiting team, coaches, and fans with courtesy and respect at all times
  • Not engage in cheers that are vulgar, crass, or demeaning
  • Refrain from throwing objects onto the field
  • Not become inebriated or belligerent
  • Refrain from entering the playing field at any time, including after the game
  • Be a positive role model for those around them

GATES
Gates 1 & 4 will open 1 1/2 hours prior to game time. Gates 2 & 3 will open 1 hour prior.

POLITICAL MATERIALS & SOLICITATIONS
Distribution of political stickers, brochures, and other promotional items is strictly forbidden on properties owned or being leased by the university. Violations will result in the surrender and disposal of said items by university officials.

VENDORS
Soliciting or vending of any goods or services is strictly prohibited in the lots owned or leased by the Athletics Department on gameday.

PARKING
Parking season passes and public gameday parking are available on a limited basis around Carolina Stadium. See included parking map for reference.

GAME DAY SHUTTLES
For the 2015 baseball season, the baseball shuttle is expanding and will be operational at the Capital City Baseball Stadium and in Lot D of the Colonial Life Arena parking lot. We strongly recommend that fans use the Capital City Shuttle over the CLA shuttle for the convenience, spacious parking (800 spaces) and less congestion than at the Arena. Please remember that at the Arena Shuttle, parking will be limited to 50 to 100 spaces because of the student demand for parking in this area. There is a high student demand Monday thru Thursday due to classes that last until 7:00PM. The shuttle service for Carolina Stadium will be provided from Lot B to the stadium beginning 2 hours before game time. Round-trip shuttle service ($3.00/passenger/game) from the Colonial Life Arena and Capital City Stadium will be offered before, during, and up to one hour after each home game. Lot B is located near Colonial Life Arena and is bordered by Blossom, Gadsden, Devine, and Lincoln streets. USC students ride for free with their student IDs.

The address for GPS use for the Capital City Stadium is 300 Assembly St., Columbia, SC, 29201

HANDICAPPED PARKING
Handicapped parking is sold on a season-long basis in Lot 8 and is sold out for the 2015 season. Those with disabilities should consider parking in the shuttle lot (Lot B is located at Devine and Lincoln St. near Colonial Life Arena or at Capital City Stadium) and take the handicapped accessible shuttle to Carolina Stadium. Parking is free and the shuttle service is $3.00 per person. In select instances parking rates will increase to $5.00 dollars per vehicle with complementary shuttle service included, due to conflicting events held within the vicinity.

HANDICAPPED SEATING
Carolina Stadium is ADA accessible with handicapped and wheelchair seating located along the concourse level. Persons needing ADA seating on an individual game basis must contact the Athletics Ticket Office at (803) 777-4274. Limited seating is available and sold on a first come first serve basis.

RV PARKING
There is no RV Parking in Lot B near Colonial Life Arena for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday games. There is no overnight RV Parking. Limited RV parking can be found at 316 Huger Street through an outside provider.

GUEST SERVICES/USHERS
For any guest services needs, please visit the guest services location at the centerfield plaza. For emergency gameday information call 803-777-2556. Also, for your convenience, event staff/ ushers are located on the concourse level throughout the facility.

LOST AND FOUND
Lost and found for Carolina Stadium will be in the corridor next to the First Aid Station on the main concourse level. Call (803) 777-8506 for assistance.

FIRST AID
The first aid station is located on the main concourse level, adjacent to Sections 5 and 6 on the first base line. If assistance is needed, contact the nearest event staff/ usher for directions to the first aid facility. The medical facility is equipped and staffed as a limited first-aid treatment station.

FAN HELP TEXT LINE
Report stadium issues, unruly behavior, or requests for help by texting: "USC" issue and location to 69050. Assistance is available 1 1/2 hours before the game and 30 minutes after the game. (Message and Data rates may apply.)

COURTESY ZONE
One of the great features of Carolina Stadium is the ability to view the action from anywhere in the ballpark. The facility is ADA accessible with handicapped and wheelchair seating located along the concourse level. Out of courtesy to season ticket holders, wheelchair patrons and others with mobility issues, a courtesy/no-standing zone has been created for those seated on the last row along the stadium concourse. We appreciate your cooperation in making this seating area accessible at all times.

INCLEMENT WEATHER
In the event that inclement weather approaches Carolina Stadium, public announcements will be made to update fans on the situation. Should a lightning strike occur within 8 miles of the stadium, play will be stopped immediately. Play will resume thirty minutes after the last strike to occur within the 8-mile threat radius. Fans are encouraged to exit the venue and seek shelter in their vehicles during weather delays. All ticket stubs should be kept for re-entry into the ballpark. Updates may also be communicated via radio on 107.5 The Game, or on Gamecock social media platforms.

PLAYGROUND
The Hay Fant Sparks Jr. playground is located adjacent to the right field foul line for your family's enjoyment. It includes slides and climbing areas in a shaded area that is lit during the night. Adult supervision is required at all times during playground use.

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