Shuttle Service Begins for SEC Men's Basketball Games|
Jan. 11, 2008
The University of South Carolina will provide a shuttle service for all men's Southeastern Conference basketball games, it was announced today. The first SEC home game is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12 when the Gamecocks host the nationally-ranked Tennessee Volunteers. Game time is set for 8 p.m. at the Colonial Center.
The Gamecock Basketball Shuttle will run continuously, beginning one hour prior to tip-off and for 45 minutes after the game between the Pendleton Street Garage and the Colonial Center. The service will cost $1 for a round-trip ride, but is free for students, faculty and staff with a University ID. Parking in the Pendleton Garage and the Senate Garage is free.
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 this intersection. Traffic is routed south on Lincoln to Devine Street where vehicles can enter Parking Lots A, B and C off of Devine Street and the Gravel Lot on Gadsden Street.
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 again 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.
All Colonial Center parking lots open two hours prior to tip-off. Please check gamecocksonline.com for game schedule and times. A link to the parking lots maps can be found at: http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/ot/basketball-parking.html