The Gamecock volleyball program moved into its current facility in January 1996. Completed at a cost of $4.6 million, the Volleyball Competition Facility also serves as a practice venue for both the menís and womenís basketball programs.
In addition to the 1,200-seat gymnasium, the facility includes offices for the volleyball and basketball staffs. The volleyball teamís athletic training and weight rooms are located in the Carolina Coliseum, which is adjacent to the Volleyball Competition Facility and connected via an underground tunnel. The Gamecocksí locker room reside in the Coliseum, as do those for opponents. This fall, the team will add a film room and team lounge near the coachesí offices on the ground floor.
Since first competing at the VCF in 1996, the Gamecocks have won nearly 70 percent of their matches with a 129-64 (.668) record. South Carolina has posted a 73-51 mark in SEC contests, which comes out to a .589 winning percentage.
The largest crowd to witness a match at the facility is the 1,793 that saw the Gamecocks drop a heartbreaking 3-2 decision to Florida on Sept. 21, 2001. South Carolina eclipsed the attendance figure a few years later when 1,965 patrons were on hand for the 2004 Clemson match, but it was played in Colonial Life Arena. Since 2009, the Park Street side stands have stayed in to created more energy from a tighter packed crowd. The scorerís table and team benches moved across to add more pursuit room for players on each side.