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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.
Carolina Athletics provides the I.D.-A-FAN service to reduce the amount of time a child and parent could be separated in the game day crowd. The I.D.-A-FAN wristband will have a number on it which will correspond to a record number. The data collected will include parent/guardian contact information and seat location in case of separation within the stadium. Wristbands are available for free at gates 3 and 21.
FAN HELP TEXT LINE/GAME ENHANCEMENT LINE
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 please call 803-777-7784 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 are not permitted in Williams-Brice Stadium and will be confiscated by stadium security.
Accommodations related to disabilities need to be requested through 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. A Telecommunications Device for the Deaf is located at the first aid station on the West Side Main Level. Information on how to use the device can be found at that location.
If assistance is needed, contact the nearest usher for directions to the closest first aid facility. Medical facilities, equipped and staffed as limited first aid treatment stations, 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
Located across from Williams-Brice Stadium along Bluff Road, the Gamecock Village will open 4.5 hours prior to kickoff and close 30 minutes before kick. Attractions include live entertainment, interactive games, sponsor displays and appearances by the USC cheerleaders and band.
LOST AND FOUND
Lost and found, for Williams-Brice Stadium only, 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 related to Williams-Brice Stadium.
Lost patrons and persons looking for lost patrons should proceed immediately to Gate 26 security at the northwest end of the stadium or to any Guest Services location throughout the 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. All fans are urged to arrive at their seats at least 30 minutes before kickoff and to avoid leaving their seating area until between quarters, halftime, or the end of the game.
- 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 and detachable camera lenses over 6"
- Weapons/concealed weapons
- Alcoholic beverages
- Containers of any kind
- Aerosol and spray cans
- Mace/pepper spray
- Animals (except service animals)
- Laser lights, strobe lights and pointers
- Irritants such as artificial noisemakers
- Inflatables (beach balls, etc.)
- Flags and flagpoles, unauthorized banners
- Illegal drugs
- Personal seatbacks with armrests
- Unauthorized masks of any kind
Individuals with disabilities may use the elevators located throughout Williams-Brice Stadium.
Early gates (4, 14, 16, 22, and 25) 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. "Pass-outs" are not allowed at the facility; tickets can only be scanned for use once.
STADIUM TICKETS, REFUNDS/RESALE
The ticket box office is conveniently located at the north (Fairgrounds) end of Williams-Brice Stadium, adjacent to gate 26. Tickets cannot be resold at the Williams-Brice Stadium site. 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. The management reserves the right to refuse admission. Every person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to the event and facility. 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 all tickets.
Williams-Brice Stadium is a tobacco-free facility. The University prohibits the use of tobacco products within 25 feet of University buildings, inside University vehicles, and in designated outdoor areas, including Williams-Brice Stadium.
The South Carolina Box Office WILL CALL will be open four hours prior to game time and is located on the northwest corner of Williams-Brice Stadium adjacent to Gate 26.
Live music is not allowed at tailgating sites.
The possession or consumption of alcohol in Williams-Brice Stadium 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 stadium regardless of ticket possession.
Buses will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis in the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. Drivers should use the entrances located at Gate 12 on Rosewood Drive.
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.
DISABLED PARKING SERVICES
Handicapped parking is available to the general public at the Capital City Stadium/Blowfish Baseball Park located at 301 South Assembly St, Columbia, SC, 29201. The cost is $10 per car and a tram to the Fairgrounds is available.
Tram 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 by Row 10 nearest the S.C. State Fairgrounds entrance. The trams will transport guests to the north corners of Williams-Brice Stadium.
Tram 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 one and three. Tram transportation to the stadium tarmac 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, beginning with five minutes left in the event and until there is no one waiting at the tram stations. Please be advised that both pedestrians and vehicular traffic are extremely heavy following the game; therefore, the wait time for trams 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, Rice Athletics Center, Football Game Parking, 1304 Heyward St., Columbia, SC 29208.
Charcoal grilling is prohibited in all South Carolina Tailgating venues. All grilling must be propane gas.
The University will provide a pregame shuttle that will pick up fans from Colonial Life Arena and Capitol City Stadium/Blowfish Baseball Park parking lots and transport them to the main gate of the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. At the conclusion of the game, the shuttle 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
- $3.50 per person for a round trip ticket
- 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 the day of games. As a reminder, S.C. highway laws do not allow the use of motorized vehicles on roadways outside of a four-mile radius from the registered address of the registered operator.
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
Tarmac outside Gate 5
Tarmac outside Gate 14
Tarmac outside Gate 18
Tarmac outside Gate 25
Tarmac at NW corner/ marquee
Neither the University of South Carolina nor the Gamecock Club will be liable for loss or damage to vehicles or contents.
Due to space constraints, limousines are not allowed in Gamecock Club-controlled parking areas. Drivers should drop off any guests at Williams-Brice Stadium and seek parking in public lots made available by area businesses.
Media parking is located on Key Road. Members of the media should request parking credentials for this area from the University of South Carolina Media Relations Office. For more information, please call 803-777-5204.
MOTOR HOME PARKING
Reserved spaces in Gamecock Park should be requested in writing to South Carolina Department of Athletics, Football Game Parking, Rice Athletics Center, 1304 Heyward St. Columbia, SC 29208, no later than May 31. The number of spaces is limited.
Motor Home parking will no longer be available in the Key Road parking area. Additional Motor Home parking may be available at the Capital City Stadium/Blowfish Baseball Park located at 301 South Assembly St, Columbia, SC, 29201.
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.
Distribution of political stickers, brochures, promotional items, or other solicitations is strictly forbidden on properties owned or being leased by the University.
Stadium restrooms located on the north and south ends of the of the stadium, port-a-johns on the east side, restrooms located at the main entrance to Gamecock Park, along the Garnet Way, and throughout the Fairgrounds will be available for use once parking lots open. Once gates open, only the east side port-a-johns will remain available for use and will close at kickoff.
The University of South Carolina makes every attempt to ensure that all fans are able to enjoy the festivities surrounding the game. In the unfortunate event that threatening or illegal behavior is observed, guests may contact lot attendants or uniformed security located throughout the parking areas. Officers from various law enforcement agencies are stationed throughout the event facility and tailgating areas. Please do not hesitate to report suspicious behavior or unruly fans. Game day law enforcement personnel are coordinated by the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety at (803) 777-8400.
Gamecock Park: Please utilize the designated tent zone which is available for each parking space. Drive areas must be cleared to allow access for emergency vehicles.
Fairgrounds: Please tailgate in back of your vehicle. Drive areas must be cleared to allow access for emergency vehicles.
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 dismantled prior to guests leaving for the game. Unattended tents are subject to removal by University officials at their discretion.
Towing of all 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 vehicles that have been towed can be recovered at City Garage located at 436 Superior Street. The phone number is 803-765-9780.
The University conveniently places receptacles for the disposal of trash and recyclables throughout the stadium 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.
Due to space restrictions, utility trailers are no longer allowed in any of the lots regardless of the number of passes in the vehicle driver's possession.
Soliciting or vending of any goods or services is strictly prohibited in the lots owned or leased by the Gamecock Club on game day.
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STADIUM TICKETS, REFUNDS/RESALE
The game day 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, and additional tickets can be purchased through the box office if available. Children ages 2 and under get in free. There is NO cash refund policy in effect on all tickets. The management reserves the right to refuse admission.
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, flags and unauthorized banners, or pets except service animals. All persons are subject to search. One sealed bottle of water per person is allowed in Carolina Stadium.
Carolina Stadium is a tobacco and smoke free facility. The University prohibits the use of tobacco products within 25 feet of University buildings, inside University vehicles, and in designated outdoor areas, including Carolina Stadium.
The university conveniently places receptacles for the disposal of trash and other items throughout the parking areas and facility. Recycling receptacles are located at stadium gates and throughout Carolina Stadium. Please help us keep the area enjoyable by disposing of all trash and recyclable items into these 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 1 & 4 will open 1 1/2 hours prior to game time. Gates 2 & 3 will open 1 hour prior.
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.
Soliciting or vending of any goods or services is strictly prohibited in the lots owned or leased by the Athletics Department on game day.
Parking Season passes and public game day parking are available on a limited basis around Carolina Stadium. Please see our parking information page for more details.
GAME DAY SHUTTLES
Round-trip shuttle service ($3.00/passenger/game) from the Colonial Life Arena will be offered before, during, and after each home game. The shuttle service for the Carolina Baseball Stadium will be provided from Lot B to the stadium beginning 2 hours before game time. Lot B is located near the Colonial Life Arena and is bordered by Blossom, Gadsden, and Devine and Lincoln streets.
Handicapped parking is sold on a season long basis in Lot 8 and is sold out for the 2013 season. Those with disabilities should consider parking in the shuttle lot (Lot B) and take the handicapped accessible shuttle to Carolina Stadium.
RV parking will be located in Lot B near the Colonial Life Arena. Call Rick Evans at (803) 777-1439 for availability.
For any guest services needs, please visit the guest services location located at the centerfield plaza. For emergency game day information call 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 at the onsite facilities office. Call (803) 777-8506 for assistance.
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.)
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.
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