Nothing fires up a crowd like college sports, especially when you're in Columbia, SC. Here you'll experience the excitement of SEC sports, while also enjoying the things to do, restaurants and attractions of South Carolina's capital city. Whether you're coming to cheer on the South Carolina Gamecocks or your favorite team, below you'll find all the game day information you need to enjoy yourself in The New Game Day Hot Spot.
Book a hotel room ahead of time for the best availability. Check our list of preferred hotels first and browse our game day hotel deals. You can also book your room, attractions tickets and more through reservations.columbiacvb.com.
Beat the traffic with the SC Gamecock Express! The COMET, Columbia, SC's public transportation system, runs the SC Gamecock Express right down to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds beside Williams-Brice Stadium. Just $3.50 gets you an all-day pass. For more information, visit The Comet's gameday website. The University of South Carolina provides a shuttle service that picks fans up from Colonial Life Arena and the Capital City Stadium parking lots. Shuttles drop off at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds, where you'll walk through genuine South Carolina tailgating to get to Williams-Brice Stadium.
Shuttles pick up 3 hours before kickoff and run through the game and stops 1.5 hours after the game. Bus, motor home, tailgating and more parking and game day information can be found on the Gamecock Athletics' website.
TAILGATING, DINING & NIGHTLIFE
Tailgating food is a big deal on campus. Browse area restaurants with all-star tailgating options to make your pick. (We recommend a big tailgating spread including pulled-pork barbecue!) Browse restaurants for places to eat outside of the stadium.
THINGS TO DO
Our calendar of events is a great place to start when looking for things to do outside of the Stadium. Check out both our visitor's blog for things to do and our Sports Council blog for the latest sports events.
GAME DAY GEAR
Don't forget to grab some game day gear before making your way to the football field.
Still have questions about the area? Browse our game day guide, flip through our Visitors Guide or drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter.