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Colonial Life Arena

  • 801 Lincoln Street
  • Columbia, SC 29208
  • Phone: 803-576-9200
  • Fax: 803-576-9299
  • Visit Website

The Colonial Life Arenais 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 will have 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.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 will have 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 South Carolina's Athletic Department is the primary owner and operator of the ColonialCenter, ranked 22nd in the world for total tickets sold in 2003 by Pollstar Magazine. Global Spectrum, the fastest growing public assembly management firm with over 40 facilities, manages the Center, ranked 22nd in the world for total tickets sold in 2003 by Pollstar Magazine. Global Spectrum, the fastest growing public assembly management firm with over 40 facilities, manages the ColonialCenter for the University of South Carolina Athletic Department. Global Spectrum is a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor, of Center 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 PA, which owns the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia 76ers, the WachoviaCenter, the Wachovia Spectrum and several other entities.Center, the Wachovia Spectrum and several other entities.

Managed by Global Spectrum.

Arena Floor:
17,000 St. Ft.

The Frank McGuire Room:  Capacity 400
3,960 Sq. Ft.
Full-Service Hospitality Room Features A Full-Service Kitchen & Two Bar Areas

Front Lobby:  3,000 Sq. Ft.
Uniquely designed, this space features 46 ft. glass panels that fill the rounded front atrium area and provide natural light giving it a dramatic feel.

Hall of Fame Area:  5,560 Sq. Ft.
41 Suites - Each is a unique entertaining space with a private bar area and private restrooms.
The space is located behind the front lobby and can be used in addition to the lobby for extra room.

State-of-the-Art Score Board and Sound System:20 ft. by 27 ft., the four-sided video scoreboard features almost one hundred sq. ft. of high-definition video and technologically advanced sound system. The amazing acoustics alls fans to be right in the middle of the action and enhances the entertainment experience.

Plush, Comfortable Seating for 18,000 Spectators:There is 72 ft. between the highest seat and the arena floor, which puts spectators right in the middle of the action.

10 Concession Stands:Offer local fare and fan-favorite food including Shealy's BBQ, Ben and Jerry's, Subway, Dominoes Pizza, Mexican Specialties and Dippin' Dots Ice Cream.

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  • Handicap Accessible:
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  • Price Range Maximum: $$ - $101-150
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  • Size in Square Feet: 1
Colonial Life Arena Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 6
  • Total Sqft.: 329,006
  • Theatre Capacity: 250
  • Classroom Capacity: 175
  • Reception Capacity: 168
  • Distance to Airport: 9
  • Number of Seats: 18,000

Harlem Globetrotters

March 31, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Doors open: 6:00 PM | Show: 7:00 PM
During their 2017 World Tour, the famed team will feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – ...More»

Katt Williams

February 12, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Doors open: 6:00 PM | Show: 7:00 PM
Katt Williams is back on tour and bringing the laughter to Columbia, SC!          More»

Lee Brice & Justin Moore

January 20, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
Lee Brice and Justin Moore, two of country music’s most dynamic performers, will start off 2017 with their co-headlined “American Made” tour in Columbia, SC! They will be joined ...More»

Monster Jam

February 10-11, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
Carolina Crusher driven by Gary Porter, War Wizard driven by Shane Phreed, Stinger driven by Zane Rettew, Fullboar driven by Ed Eckert, and Master of Disaster driven by TBD. Trucks/drivers ...More»

Red Hot Chili Peppers

April 19, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Doors open: 6:30 PM | Show: 8:00 PM
Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced additional spring dates, to include Columbia, SC, on their 2017 North American Tour in support of their 11th studio album, the worldwide No. 1 The Getaway. ...More»

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World

January 26-29, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Thursday: 7:00 PM | Friday: 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM | Sunday: 1:30 PM
In Out Of This World, audiences will be riveted by an interactive, action-packed storyline filled with space-age family fun and technology, which deepens their connection to the performers. ...More»

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

December 10, 2016
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Starting: 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Get in the holiday spirit with The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, The Best of TSO, and more presented by Hallmark Channel!   More»

Winter Jam

February 24, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
Winter Jam 2017 is set to showcase 10 of Christian music’s best and brightest artists: multi GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Crowder; Top 40 hit-maker and GRAMMY®-nominee Britt ...More»
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