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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

2017 Midlands Heart Walk

April 1, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: From: 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Our Heart Walk is that mission in action. Come and join over 5,000 walkers to ...More»

Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream

April 27-30, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Thursday: 7 pm | Friday: 10:30 am & 7 pm | Saturday: 2 pm & 6 pm | Sunday: 2 pm
Join your hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they share the heroic stories of four of your favorite Disney Princesses. Laugh along with Disney's hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, ...More»

Mary J. Blige

May 11, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
Enjoy a Mother's Day Weekend celebration with Mary J. Blige and special gues Joe Thomas!   More»
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