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2013 FOOTBALL PARKING INFORMATION
(GPS Address 1001 Bluff Road)
The Gamecocks' new parking facility, located on the former Farmers 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.
Two premium areas are available for season parking. Amenities including permanent restrooms, cable and electrical outlets are available in this area. Click HERE for a guide to electrical and cable hookups.
Reserved parking in the Farmers Market is sold out. Future openings will be based upon club members' non-renewals for 2013.
FARMERS MARKET GAME DAY PARKING
At this time visitor parking and game day parking is unavailable. Please check this site regularly for updates regarding game day parking available in the Farmers Market. Each vehicle and each trailer must have a parking pass.
Tents are prohibited on the Garnet Way unless approved by the University. Chairs and blankets are permitted on the Garnet Way.
GENERAL PARKING INFORMATION AND POLICIES
The game day parking office is located inside the ticket office beneath the ramp in the northwest corner of the stadium. The office opens at 8 a.m. or five hours prior to kickoff, whichever is later. This is for last-minute parking problems only. No new parking passes will be sold at this time. For GPS purposes, the address of Williams-Brice Stadium is 1125 George Rogers Boulevard.
The possession or consumption of alcohol in Williams-Brice Stadium, with the exception of premium seating sections, 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.
Live music is not allowed at tailgating sites.
Buses will be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis in the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. Drivers should use the Gate 12 entrance located on Rosewood Drive. For additional information, please contact the Fairgrounds at 803.799.3387.
CAPITAL CITY STADIUM PARKING LOT
(The use of this lot is subject to a year-by-year lease with the city of Columbia and other parties. The status of the 2013 lease will not be known until late July or early August.) This parking lot is provided for overflow Gamecock Club members and visitor parking. This is the least expensive and least crowded lot and is located less than a half-mile from the stadium on the west side of Assembly Street. The cost to park in this lot is $10 per car or $10 per space needed to fully accommodate RVs. The GPS coordinate is Capital City Stadium (Blowfish), 301 South Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201.
For SEC games, this parking lot will open on Fridays at 2 p.m. for RV parking. No reservations; parking is first come, first served.
Caterers should have proper parking permits to be admitted to private tailgate areas. Permits will not be available from the University or Athletics Department and should be secured from the client.
Gas grilling is permitted in University-controlled lots. Charcoal grilling is prohibited for safety reasons.
GAME DAY ASSISTANCE
Text 69050 to report issues in University-operated lots on game days. Please include the parking lot, space number, and description of the problem. Fans in the former Farmers Market may also visit the game day service tent located near Bluff Road.
The use of glass containers is strongly discouraged in University-operated parking facilities.
GOLF CARTS, MOPEDS, SCOOTERS
For the safety of all concerned, the use of these motorized vehicles (other than those authorized for University use) will not be allowed by fans in the vicinity of the stadium on game days. As a reminder, South Carolina highway laws do not allow the use of these motorized vehicles on roadways outside a two-mile radius from the registered address of the registered operator.
Handicapped individuals who are members of the Gamecock Club must send in a copy of a state-distributed handicap parking tag to purchase a reserved handicap parking space in the Fairgrounds or former Farmers Market.
The University of South Carolina only sells season passes for handicap parking.
In the Fairgrounds, handicap shuttles will pick up patrons near row 10 of the White section. These shuttles will transport guests to the north corners of Williams-Brice Stadium.
Handicap shuttles in the former Farmers Market will pick up at the Shed, Quad 3, and Quad 1, dropping patrons off at the stadium until 90 minutes before kickoff. At that time, the drop-off location will be between the Premium North lot and Quad 1.
Shuttle service in both lots begins two and a half hours before kickoff and will continue until the game begins. Return transportation will also be available after the game, beginning with five minutes left in the event and until there is no one waiting at the shuttle stations.
Seats on the shuttles are intended for those who are handicapped and one attendant to assist their handicapped companion. Please be advised that both pedestrian and vehicular traffic are extremely heavy following the game and, therefore, wait time for shuttles may be extensive.
Neither the University of South Carolina nor the Gamecock Club will be liable for loss or damage to vehicles or other personal property.
Due to space constraints, limousines are not allowed in University-controlled parking areas. Drivers should drop off any guests at Williams-Brice Stadium and seek parking in surrounding public lots.
LOST AND FOUND
Items found in the parking lots will be turned over to Stadium Lost and Found, located in Williams-Brice Stadium. Call 803.777.8506 to inquire about lost items.
Media parking is located on Key Road in a lot operated by the South Carolina Athletics Department. Members of the media should request parking credentials from the South Carolina Athletics Media Relations Office (803.777.5204).
Gates for the former Farmers Market will open six hours prior to kickoff or at 8 a.m., whichever is later. All other lots will open five hours prior to kickoff or at 8 a.m., whichever is later. 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.
Pedestrians must use the marked crosswalks going to and from the former Farmers Market and Fairgrounds.
Pets are not allowed in University-operated parking facilities.
Distribution of political stickers, brochures, and other promotional items is strictly forbidden on properties owned or operated by the University. Violations will result in the surrender and disposal of said items by University officials.
Each space in the Premium North and Premium South sections of the former Farmers Market is equipped with electrical and cable hookups. Please HERE here to access the reference guide for these amenities.
Stadium restrooms located on the north & south ends of the stadium as well as portable restrooms on the east side of the stadium will be made available for use five hours prior to kickoff. After gates open (two hours prior to kickoff) only the east side restrooms will be available and will close at kickoff.
Both permanent and temporary restroom facilities are located throughout the former Farmers Market. Only temporary restrooms are available in the Fairgrounds.
Game day RV parking is available in the Fairgrounds (803.799.3387) on the east side of Assembly Street and at Gate 12 on Rosewood Drive.
The University of South Carolina makes every attempt to ensure 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 parking lot attendants or uniformed security located throughout the parking areas. Richland County Sheriff's Deputies are stationed in the stands in the Fairgrounds and are mobile, as well. Please do not hesitate to report suspicious activities or unruly fans.
Shuttle service will be available on game days for $3 per person roundtrip. For more information, please click on the shuttle service information link at the top of the page. Tentatively, the shuttle will run from the Colonial Life Arena parking lots on Devine Street to Rosewood Drive beginning three hours prior to game time and will run for 90 minutes after the game.
Please tailgate within your assigned space. Drive areas must be clear to allow access for emergency vehicles.
Tents should be no larger than 10' x 10' and should 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. Drive areas must be clear to allow access for emergency vehicles.
In the former Farmers Market, tents may only be placed in designated tent zones. Tents are not allowed between the knee walls on the Garnet Way unless approved by the University.
Any vehicle impeding the flow of traffic or preventing a member from parking in an assigned space will be towed. Once a tow truck has arrived at the vehicle in violation, negotiations will be strictly between the towing company and the vehicle owner. Towed vehicles may be recovered at City Garage, located at 436 Superior Street (803.765.9780).
- Get to the game early.
- Police advise fans to use I-77, accessible from I-26 and I-20.
- If you have reserved parking in the Fairgrounds and are travelling south from downtown, use one of the two right lanes of Assembly Street as you approach the Fairgrounds.
- If you are picking up someone from the game, you must arrive before the game is completed.
- Postgame stadium traffic will have priority. All lanes of Assembly Street will be used for traffic coming from the stadium. The two left lanes on Assembly Street will turn left onto Blossom Street.
- Traffic leaving South Stadium Road will be routed south on Bluff Road. The left two lanes may take I-77 North; the right two lanes take I-77 South.
View the pregame and postgame traffic flow maps included at the top of this page.
The University conveniently places trash receptacles throughout its parking areas. Please help keep these areas enjoyable by disposing of all trash into these containers and recycling when possible.
Utility trailers are allowed in any of the University-operated lots with an appropriate parking pass for the vehicle and an appropriate parking pass for the trailer.
Soliciting or vending of any goods or services is strictly prohibited in University-operated lots on game day.
VISITOR AND GAME DAY PARKING
Please review the pregame and postgame traffic flow maps to help plan your visit to Williams-Brice Stadium. Tentatively, limited game day parking for 2012 will be available in the former Farmers Market for $40 per space (National Guard Rd. via Bluff Rd.) and Carolina Fair Park for $40 per space (George Rogers Blvd. Gate 6).
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2012-13 BASKETBALL PARKING INFORMATION
All parking lots open two hours prior to tip-off. Please check gamecocksonline.com for game schedule and times.
All Gamecock Club members with parking passes should park in the lots designated for Gamecock Club Parking, either in the DOT garage, Discovery garage entrance via Park Street or Lot A.
Donors holding a parking pass - DOT garage level 1 parking (peach color) - should enter the DOT garage from either College Street or Lincoln Street.
Donors holding a parking pass with a blue background should enter the DOT garage via Pendleton Street. Discovery Garage should be entered via Park Street. Lot A should be entered from either Greene Street or Devine Street.
Suite holders will park in either Lot A or the DOT garage.
Media members with press parking (gray pass) should park in the Discovery Garage and enter the garage via College Street. Please enter Colonial Life Arena through the College Street entrance.
Because of pedestrian safety, beginning approximately 30 minutes prior to game time, the block of Greene Street bounded by Lincoln Street and Gadsden Street will be closed to all traffic. This block becomes a pedestrian walkway for fans entering the arena. The corner of Lincoln and Greene streets is patrolled by officers who help the foot traffic crossing the intersection. Traffic is routed south on Lincoln to Devine Street where vehicles can enter Parking Lots A, B and C off of Devine Street. After these lots fill up attendants will direct Gamecock Club members to the best available remaining parking.
Gamecock Club members with parking passes are not allowed to park in the lots labeled General Public until after Lot A, the DOT Garage and Discovery Garage are filled. Also, Lot F is the parking lot for the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Therefore, this lot may not be available for some basketball games due to conflicting events at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This is a paid lot.
For approximately 20 to 30 minutes following the game, Greene Street is again blocked off between Lincoln and Gadsden for the pedestrians leaving the arena. The intersection of Lincoln and Greene is manned by officers to help with the pedestrian crossing. Parking Lot A will exit onto Devine Street and Gadsden Street until the pedestrian traffic subsides on Greene and Lincoln streets. Also during the post-game period, Lincoln Street between College and Devine is closed to vehicular traffic so that pedestrians may exit the arena area. Thru traffic on Greene Street westbound is prohibited at Park Street and Greene Street because of pedestrian flow and the traffic leaving Parking Lot D on Greene Street going east.
Information on the Bus shuttle for basketball will be available closer to the SEC basketball games.
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2013 BASEBALL PARKING INFORMATION
Parking Application and Letter | Parking Areas | 2014 Baseball Parking Application
For GPS purposes, the address of the baseball stadium is:
431 Williams St. (Tanner Way)
Columbia, SC 29201
If you purchased a season parking pass you will be parking in the parking lot that corresponds to the parking lot number and address with which it is associated (Note: while there are reserved parking lots, there are NOT reserved numbered parking spaces in them).
If you do not have a parking pass you should consider taking the baseball shuttle that picks up at the Carolina Life Area parking lot B that is located at Blossom, Lincoln, Devine and Gadsden streets. The shuttle will run continuously before, during and after the baseball game for one hour. The cost to use the shuttle is $3.00 per person round trip and there is no cost for parking. Please see the game information chart for the hours of operation. The trip takes less than 8 minutes and the wait time according to most fans is minimal.
If you are looking for game day parking, the lots cost $10.00/$5.00. Please review the Gamecock Baseball Parking Map.
Entrance into Williams St. (Tanner Way), Wheat St. and Catawba St. is by permit only. You must have a Hang tag to access the various parking lots and or a window decal for Granby Mill Village or the Rapid Apartments.
When traveling near the Carolina Baseball Stadium please be advised that pedestrian safety is of the utmost importance and that traffic will be halted for pedestrians and their safety. Before and after the game, pedestrians will have the right of way at the intersection of Wheat and Williams (Tanner Way) Sts. and at Williams (Tanner Way) and Catawba Sts. Your cooperation is most appreciated.
|GAME DAY INFORMATION:
||including public game day lots (PGDL: $10/$5 Per game)
|Proposed Times for 2013 Season
||February 15 & 22
|Business Lots Open:
|Lot 1, STDM, HDC PGDL Open:
|Bus Shuttle for Patrons:
Business lot parking passes will be honored in Lot 1 ONLY for the Feb. 15, 22 and 26 afternoon baseball games based on availability. The businesses at 405 (lot 9) and 401 (lot 10) Huger Street request that you begin parking at 5:30 PM on weekdays. Other business lots open at 5:00 PM on weekdays. See above table.
Please visit the following link for information regarding the parking shuttle: http://www.sc.edu/vmps/gameday.html#baseball
Please be aware on game days entrance via car to Williams, Catawba and Wheat Street will be closed to public and they are accessible only by a valid parking pass. Therefore we encourage the visitors to use public game day parking lots illustrated on the parking map. The cost is $10.00/$5.00 per vehicle. Visitors can also park for free at Colonial Life Arena Lot B which is bordered by Blossom, Gadsden, Devine and Lincoln Streets with roundtrip shuttle service available for $3.00 per person which will drop off right at the main entrance of Carolina Stadium. Limited RV Parking is available in the Colonial Life Arena Lot B. Overnight RV parking is not allowed Monday through Thursday. Questions concerning RV baseball parking can be directed to Richard Evans at (803) 777-1439.
Visitors who need handicap parking should park at the Colonial Life Arena Lot B. Handicap accessible roundtrip shuttle service will be available for $3.00 per person and it will drop off right at the main entrance of Carolina Stadium.
Q. If I purchase less than 4 season tickets, can I purchase a season baseball parking pass?
Any Gamecock Club member who has purchased between 1 and 4 season baseball tickets is entitled to request one season parking pass for the current baseball season. Members purchasing more than 4 season tickets may request two passes.
Q. We would like to come early on game days and tailgate, which parking area should we request?
If you would like to come early and tailgate, you should request a season parking pass for Lot 1. That's a large grass lot located in left field on the corner of Williams, Wheat and Blossom Streets in the red zone.
Q. Where do you anticipate having handicap parking?
Handicapped parking for the season is assigned in Lot #8, the Cregger lot. That lot is currently full and is for renewals only. Additional season and game-by-game handicapped parking is offered in Lot #1: at Blossom, Williams (Tanner Way) and Wheat Sts. and/or in the gravel lot across the street at Tanner Way and Wheat St. Handicapped spaces go quickly. Another alternative is to park at the Colonial Arena and ride the shuttles for $3.00 per person. Parking in B Lot is free while riding the shuttle.
Q. How will parking in business parking lots around the stadium area affect me during game days?
For those who purchased season parking in the various business lots, your season pass will be honored in Lot #1 at Blossom, Williams (Tanner Way) and Wheat Sts. when the games begin during the week at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Event parking in the business lots normally begins at 5 p.m. during the week. This is especially true for lots #6, #7, #9, and #10. Lot #8, the Cregger Co., allows parking on the back side of the property on Williams Street (Tanner Way). Weekend games on Friday night (7 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday are not affected during the afternoon hours.
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