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 38th in the world for total tickets sold in 2014 by Pollstar Magazine.
Street Address
801 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Phone Number

(803) 576 - 9200
Box Office Hours 
Mon - Fri  9 AM-5 PM 
Sat - Sun (event days only)
At least 1 hour prior to doors opening time, unless otherwise noted. Subject to change. See event pages for specific info.

Driving Directions
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Guest Services
Guest Services Center is located in the lobby of the Colonial Life Arena
's front atrium in front of the main entrance doors.

Guest Conduct
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 the arena 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
Would you like to Rent the Arena ?
Contact an arena Event Manager at (803) 576-9200 for more details

Parking At The Arena
For your convenience, there are several available parking lots within walking distance of the Colonial Life Arena. Prices are set by lot owners & operators.

(See below for handicap accessible parking.)

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 Seating
Handicap accessible seating is available at various locations throughout the Colonial Life Arena. Handicap seating is available to the patron with the disability and their entire party. To purchase handicap accessible seating, please call 1-855-456-2849 and ask for accessible seating.  You can also purchase online at by clicking the "view accessible seating" button once you are on the event page.

Handicap Parking
Accessible parking is available in most, if not all, of the parking lots surrounding the Colonial Life Arena. In order to park in the spaces reserved for disabled guests, 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. Prices are set by lot owners & operators.

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
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.

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Colonial Life Arena is owned and managed by the University of South Carolina.
Colonial Life is a naming rights partner
Tel: 803.576.9200 • Fax: 803.576.9299