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Colonial Life Arena - Endstage Reserved Floor Seating Map

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Buy Tickets to the Next Colonial Life Arena Event

Tickets to Colonial Life Arena events are available now at Event Tickets Center! Oftentimes, Colonial Life Arena shows are difficult to come by. But, Event Tickets Center has a variety of tickets available for the next several events at the venue. Prices start at $29, but can range all the way up to $2711. So, you need to act fast before ticket prices rise. If you are on the fence about going to see a Colonial Life Arena event, we have conveniently laid out some of the most important information about the venue. Check out insider information about parking, concessions, seating, rideshare, public transportation, bag policy, amenities, and more! Find the event you want to attend in the event list above, so you can purchase your tickets to go see your next Colonial Life Arena event live!

About Colonial Life Arena

Located in Columbia, South Carolina, Colonial Life Arena is an arena that first opened its doors in 2001. Currently, it’s under the ownership of the University of South Carolina.


Colonial Life Arena Seating

Colonial Life Arena has a total capacity of 18,000. However, this number can vary for events with unique venue configurations. Also known as , it is an enclosed venue with a multi-surface playing surface.

Before the venue was named Colonial Life Arena, it was also known as Carolina Center and Colonial Center.


Teams and Events at Colonial Life Arena

Colonial Life Arena is the home to the South Carolina Gamecocks (NCAA). The venue serves as the stage for basketball, concert, skating, wrestling, boxing and rodeo events, along with the ability to host many other functions.


Getting into Colonial Life Arena

Want to ensure a smooth entry to Colonial Life Arena? We've got you covered! From security to accessibility, we've compiled all the info you need for a hassle-free arrival.


Security at Colonial Life Arena

Security at Colonial Life Arena is taken very seriously. All guests are required to go through security checks before entering the venue. Typically, security checkpoints tend to get longer as you get closer to the start time of the event. We recommend planning ahead so you don’t miss anything. Please note that Colonial Life Arena has a strict bag policy.


Colonial Life Arena Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

Colonial Life Arena has a clear bag policy for all events. Only clear bags that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" in size will be allowed inside the arena. Small clutch bags, no larger than 4.5" x 6.5", are also permitted. Any bags not meeting these requirements will not be allowed into the arena. Cameras and recording devices are generally allowed inside the arena for most events, but restrictions may vary depending on the event. For example, some concerts may prohibit professional cameras or recording devices. Certain personal items and prohibited goods are not allowed inside the arena. These items include weapons, drugs, outside food and drinks, and large umbrellas. You should leave any prohibited items at home or in your vehicle to avoid issues or delays when entering the arena.


What to Bring to Colonial Life Arena

When you come to an event at Colonial Life Arena, please make sure to bring your ticket and a valid ID, especially if you want to purchase alcohol. We recommend bringing a credit or debit card and also a little cash. Because this is an indoor venue, weather is often not a factor. However, as it is climate-controlled, it might be worth bringing a light jacket just in case it gets a little chilly inside.


Is Colonial Life Arena ADA Accessible?

Colonial Life Arena is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all guests. Assistive listening is available, and so is sensory accessibility. The venue is ADA compliant, too. Typically, Colonial Life Arena has special seating and preferred entry gates for these patrons. Be sure to check the policy for your specific event for more information.


Colonial Life Arena Experience

Your experience at Colonial Life Arena extends beyond the event itself. Discover delicious food and drinks, convenient transportation options, and more to create an unforgettable memory.


Food and Beverage at Colonial Life Arena

Plenty of concessions are available at Colonial Life Arena. Non-alcoholic beverages are served as well as alcoholic beverages including but not limited to beer, hard seltzer, liquor, mixed drinks and wine.


Payment Methods Accepted at Colonial Life Arena

Colonial Life Arena primarily operates on a cashless basis. This implies that while some vendors may still accept cash, most onsite purchases are done with digital wallets or debit and credit cards. Although Colonial Life Arena accepts most credit cards (such as Visa and Mastercard), it is prudent to carry a small amount of cash for tipping and for the few vendors that might accept it inside and outside the venue.


Are There Phone Charging Stations at Colonial Life Arena?

Yes, Colonial Life Arena is equipped with phone charging stations throughout. They are usually located in the concourse. However, it’s important to note that these charging stations may require a small fee, so we suggest fully charging your device before arriving at the venue.


Is There Wi-Fi Available?

Indeed, the venue provides Wi-Fi access. We suggest connecting to the Wi-Fi network immediately upon arrival, as cellular service can sometimes be unreliable.


How to Get to Colonial Life Arena

Colonial Life Arena is located at 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201. We've got you covered with all the options to get there, from public transportation to convenient rideshares.


Colonial Life Arena Parking Details

Colonial Life Arena has plenty of parking options nearby. Many event-goers will utilize onsite parking, while others will use nearby public parking. Parking prices can range depending on where you decide to park and may even be free for some events. We have outlined some of the closest parking options for Colonial Life Arena visitors. They are Discovery Plaza Garage, Innovista Parking, 901 Park St Garage, Park Street and Columbia Station.


How Early Should I Get to Colonial Life Arena?

Arrival times may vary depending on the event, but we recommend arriving at the venue about an hour before the scheduled start time. This gives you some breathing room in case of traffic congestion, parking difficulties, visits to the merchandise store, or if you want to grab some food and drinks before the event starts.

If you plan on tailgating, we recommend getting to Colonial Life Arena even earlier, so you can enjoy the full pregame experience!


Can You Tailgate at Colonial Life Arena?

Colonial Life Arena permits tailgating. However, the regulations concerning open flames, grills, and open containers can differ depending on local laws. Specific events may also have different rules, so reviewing the venue's particular guidelines is always wise when planning your tailgate. Remember that the goal is to create an enjoyable and safe environment for all event attendees.


Rideshare Drop-off and Pickup Location

At Colonial Life Arena, there are specific pick-up locations for rideshare users. You’ll find the designated pick-up spots at 801 Lincoln Street, at the front of the venue. Using rideshare to attend an event is a great option because it eliminates the stress of finding parking, which can often be scarce and expensive. Additionally, ridesharing promotes safety by providing reliable transportation if you plan on drinking alcohol during your visit.


Closest Bus Stop to Colonial Life Arena

For a budget-friendly option, the nearest bus stop is located at Greene & Park WB. This bus station is located 0.1 mi from the venue.


Closest Train Stop to Colonial Life Arena

You can find the nearest train/metro station at Columbia, S.C. This station is located 0.7 mi from the venue. One of the biggest benefits of taking the train is that it is rarely late, and you never have to deal with unforeseen traffic or parking issues.


Colonial Life Arena Surrounding Area

A stone’s throw away from Colonial Life Arena, a variety of restaurants await, serving everything from local specialties to global dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for a fast snack before the event or a gourmet meal, there’s a choice for every taste. The vicinity also features a selection of hotels, providing a handy option for guests from out of town. With everything from high-end lodgings to economical choices, there’s a suitable resting place for every traveler.


Nearby Restaurants to Colonial Life Arena

Colonial Life Arena is surrounded by great restaurants and bars ready for any pre-event or post-event activities. Here are the top rated bars and/or restaurants close to the venue: California Dreaming, Blue Marlin, Liberty Tap Room & Grill, Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse and Motor Supply Company Bistro.

Colonial Life Arena is in Columbia, South Carolina, and is the home of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks men's and women's basketball teams. In the past, this venue was known as the Colonial Life Arena.

The seating capacity at Colonial Life Arena is 18,000. This is among the largest venues in the conference, and can hold its own when compared to any in the country. With so many available seats, Colonial Life Arena offers one of the best fan atmospheres in the nation.


Colonial Life Arena Seating Information

Lower Arena & Club Level

Get close to the action in the Lower Arena sections, offering incredible courtside views and the buzz of being right on top of the game. Explore the Club Level, featuring comfortable seats, dedicated concession stands, and exclusive lounge access in select sections for a touch of luxury.

Mid-Level & Upper Arena

For a balance of affordability and good sightlines, consider the Mid-Level sections. Enjoy a clear view of the court without breaking the bank. In the Upper Arena, you'll find budget-friendly options with a wider perspective of the entire event.

Premium Seating

Indulge in the ultimate Colonial Life Arena experience with premium seating options. Cheer from the comfort of private suites, complete with in-suite catering and wait service. Courtside Club seats offer prime real estate right next to the action, while Loge Boxes provide a luxurious group setting with personal wait staff.

Capacity:
19,000
Past Names/Nicknames:
Colonial Center

Carolina Center

Date/Year Built/Opened:
2002


Event Dates and Pricing Information

Performer Date Price Tickets Available
MercyMe Apr 26, 2024 From $42 1,622
End of Semester Fest Apr 27, 2024 From $140 1,045
Las Vegas Aces May 11, 2024 From $29 1,032
Disney On Ice: Magic In The Stars May 16, 2024 From $49 2,069
Disney On Ice: Magic In The Stars May 17, 2024 From $40 2,544
Disney On Ice: Magic In The Stars May 18, 2024 From $41 2,138
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Disney On Ice: Magic In The Stars May 19, 2024 From $48 2,213
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