|The Colonial Life Arena is the largest arena in the state of South Carolina with 18,000 seats, and the tenth largest on-campus basketball facility in the nation. Located on the beautiful University of South Carolina campus, this one-of-a-kind facility features 41 suites, four Entertainment Suites, and the Frank McGuire Club, a full-service hospitality room that has a capacity of 300. The state-of-the-art facility also features plush seating, a technologically advanced sound system, a four-sided video scoreboard, and a one-of-a-kind selection of unique concession foods that will delight fans of all ages.|
The University of South Carolina's Athletic Department is the primary owner and operator of the Colonial Life Arena, ranked 22nd in the world for total tickets sold in 2003 by Pollstar Magazine. Global Spectrum, the fastest growing public assembly management firm with more than 100 facilities worldwide, manages the Colonial Life Arena for the University of South Carolina Athletic Department. Global Spectrum is a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor, of Philadelphia, PA, which owns the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Wachovia Center, the Wachovia Spectrum and several other entities.
801 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 576 - 9200
|Box Office Hours |
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Sat - Sun (event days only)
At least 1 hour prior to doors opening, unless otherwise noted. Subject to change. Call for specific hours.
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Guest Services Center is located in the lobby of the Colonial Life Arena's front atrium in front of the main entrance doors.
The Colonial Life Arena strives to provide its guests with a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable atmosphere. Therefore, the Colonial Life Arena has established the following guidelines:
• Guests interfering with other guest's ability to enjoy the event may be subject to ejection.
• Guests using foul or abusive language or inappropriate or unacceptable gestures may be ejected from the Colonial Life Arena .
• Guests appearing impaired may be ejected from and turned over to the authorities.
|For information on guest paging, pay phones, ATM machines, Re-Entry, Restricted Items, Alcohol/Alcohol consumption, Smoking please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions. ||
|Around The Arena|
> The City of Columbia
> The University of South Carolina
> The Congaree Vista
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Parking At The Arena
There are several parking lots surrounding the arena which are accessible from Blossom, Greene and Lincoln Street. [ View Map ]
* Handicap parking is available in all lots.
Parking fees in surrounding lots will vary from event to event.
Parking passes can be purchased in advance through the CLA Box Office. More Info
Features for Patrons with Disabilities
In addition to the main entrance, College and Green Street are also wheelchair accessible. Once inside the Colonial Life Arena, elevators are available to provide access between levels.
Handicap accessible seating is available at various locations throughout the Colonial Life Arena. Handicap seating is available to the patron with the disability and one guest. To purchase handicap accessible seating, please call (803) 576 - 9200 and select Option 4, or 1-855-456-2849.
For your convenience, there are several available parking lots within walking distance of the Colonial Life Arena. Accessible parking is available in all of the parking lots surrounding the Colonial Life Arena. In order to park in the spaces reserved for disabled quests, the vehicle must have a state issued handicapped window pass, sticker, or license plate. Any vehicle may drop off a disabled patron at the front of the Colonial Life Arena and then, park their car in one of the lots and then meet that person inside the Colonial Life Arena. A parking fee will be charged to every patron who parks in the lots surrounding the Colonial Life Arena. (See above for advance parking orders).
Assisted Listening Device
Assisted listening devices are available to hearing-impaired guests at no cost. The assisted listening device is a headset that broadcasts the Colonial Life Arena's Sound System on a FM frequency. Any patron checking out an assisted listening device must leave a driver's license or a valid form of identification to receive the headset. They are available at the Guest Services booth located in the main lobby across from the entry doors.
Interpretation services for those with a hearing disability are available. Please contact (803) 576-5527 within five business days of the event to make arrangements.
If you need assistance while at the Colonial Life Arena, please contact an usher or staff member. In addition, the Guest Services Center is located in the front atrium in front of the main entry doors, or on the main concourse behine section 101. Any Guest Services Representative will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Guide Dogs/Service Animals
Trained guide dogs and service animals are permitted/allowed to assist guests inside the arena. Please notify the arena at the time of ticket purchase if special accomodations are required for the service animal. All other animals are prohibited.