The Colonial Life Arena is perfect for large or small events, depending upon individual needs. The 17,000-square foot arena floor is ideal for large affairs, including galas, and dinners for 600-800 people. The arena can also be transformed into an intimate venue with unique lighting and curtaining over the seats. 

The front atrium is an ideal location for Cocktail parties or smaller affairs with a dramatic view of the city. The lobby features a unique architecturally designed atrium with a glass façade consisting of 65 foot high glass panels, and plenty of natural light flowing through the space.

Centerplate, concessionaire for the Colonial Life Arena, is available to cater your function no matter how big or small your needs. Volume utilizes a full-service kitchen located inside of the Arena for easy servicing of your event.

We also rent the McGuire Club, Entertainment Suites and luxury boxes. All of these can be designed to fit your needs.

Colonial Life Arena is the home of the University of South Carolina Men's and Women's Basketball, as well as host to a myriad of events that will have “something for everyone,” such as big-name concerts, family shows, trade shows, and religious events. The Arena is conveniently located in the center of it all in the capital city, Columbia, South Carolina, and is easily accessible from all directions by major highways.


The Frank McGuire Club

Located behind sections 109 and 110, the Frank McGuire Club provides a new and unique atmosphere for your next private party, group outing, or business meeting for up to 300 people.  Overlooking the arena floor, you will never miss the action as you are enjoying the party!  The Frank McGuire Club is also available during non-event hours.

The Club is defined by an open and airy space that is highlighted by unique architectural beams throughout, as well as premium seating along the windows overlooking the action, and televisions for up close views and replays.

Pre-show party packages are available for select events, featuring dinner, merchandise giveaways, entertainment, and an overall fun way to begin the event. For more information on these events, contact Premium Services at (803) 576-9077.

Entertainment Suites

The Colonial Life Arena features 4 private Entertainment Suites that offers a unique entertaining opportunity. These suites feature seating for up to 50 people, private restrooms, private bar, and personal catering opportunities. The suites are ideal for entertaining clients, hosting employee outings and celebrating milestones.

Entertainment Suite pricing varies by event. The prices are based upon a package price for a minimum of 36 people that includes:
•  36 tickets to the event
•  2 hour all-you-can-eat buffet
•  2 hours of unlimited draft beer and wine
•  Commemorative gift for each guest
There is an additional per person price for up to 50 people.

Our group events staff takes pride in providing professional and courteous service to ensure that all of your group outings are memorable. We guarantee personalized attention for your event. Please contact Premium Services at (803) 576-9077 for more information about our Entertainment Suites.
Luxury Boxes

The Colonial Life Arena has 41 luxury suites located on the main concourse level. In addition there are 4 hospitality suites and one large entertainment suite. They provide the local corporate community, as well as, private parties, the opportunity to enjoy events in a customized entertainment atmosphere with clients, employees, or families. Boxes can be rented on an event-by-event basis. Each is fully carpeted with ample standing and sitting room for 10-16 people.

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Want to Rent Space at the Colonial Life Arena?

Whether you are a promoter planning to bring an act to South Carolina or a local business looking for a unique place to hold your next company meeting - The Colonial Life Arena has the space you're looking for.

Please contact an Event Manager at (803) 576-9200 for available dates and for further information.

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