Williams-Brice 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.

History of Williams-Brice Stadium

Williams-Brice Stadium, formerly Carolina Stadium, was first constructed in 1934 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Then it seated 17,600. It has undergone a number of expansions and revisions over the years, with the largest prior to the 1982 expansion coming in 1971-72. A bequest from the estate of Mrs. Martha Williams Brice helped boost the capacity then from slightly more than 43,000 to more than 54,000.

Mrs. Brice's husband, Thomas H. Brice, was a Gamecock football letterman, 1922-24, and her family operated the Williams furniture Company in Sumter. She left a substantial interitance from the Williams Furniture fortune to her nephews, Thomas W. and Phillip L. Edwards, much of which they passed on to the University of South Carolina. That included a bequest for the stadium project.

The name was officially changed from Carolina Stadium to Williams-Brice Stadium in dedication ceremonies during the September 9, 1972 opener with Virginia.

Williams-Brice Stadium Facts
First constructed in 1934, Williams-Brice Stadium has a seating capacity of 80,250
Since 2001, Carolina has sold out all of its season tickets prior to the beginning of the season
USC consistently ranks among the top 20 in the nation in home attendance
The Zone features an 11,000-square foot banquet facility and provides fans with a fantastic view from the South End Zone
The premium seating and executive suites at the stadium are among the finest in college football
First game as Carolina Stadium was on September 23, 1934. (USC 25, Erskine 0)
Dedicated as Williams-Brice Stadium on September 9, 1972. (Virginia 24, USC 16)
Capacity: 80,250
Playing Surface: Natural Grass

Top Five Crowds at Williams-Brice Stadium
85,000 vs. Clemson (11-17-01)
84,900 vs. Florida (11-10-01)
84,277 vs. Georgia (9-14-02)
84,200 vs. Tennessee (10-28-00)
83,987 vs. Clemson (11-22-03)

Williams-Brice Stadium
The name was officially changed from Carolina Stadium to Williams-Brice Stadium in dedication ceremonies during the September 9, 1972 opener with Virginia.