The Missouri Tigers make their first SEC road trip this Saturday, September 22 - and we're ready to welcome our visiting team to South Carolina and show fans what makes us a hot spot on game days. If you'll be at Williams-Brice this weekend for the South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Missouri Tigers game, keep your eyes peeled for us. (You guessed it! We'll be the ones kicking off the game in 'Famously Hot' gear, welcoming visitors and pumping up our Gamecock fans for another hot season in Columbia, SC.)

Visitors, meet us at the entrance gate! We will be handing out fans. We promise you'll find them useful in staying cool -- and you'll be able to catch special deals as local hot spots just for those with fans!

If you're planning your trip, use our game day guide for game day and tailgating information, or read up on things to do in, around and away from the stadium on Columbia (MO) Convention & Visitors Bureau's gameday blog, written straight from our local Columbia (SC) Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, or MIZZOU Magazine's Columbia, SC feature. From all-star tailgating options (almost always including Carolina barbeque) to things to do while you're here, you'll be filling your stay fast.

Gamecock students, be on the lookout as we bring back 'Famously Hot' sweatbands for you to sport and show off as you cheer on your South Carolina Gamecocks! Make sure to get into the stadium early to get in the lower stands for a chance to get a sweatband.

Look around Williams-Brice for Cocky, who will be wearing his own sweatband to match you. Snap a picture of Cocky and tweet it with this message 'Hanging out with @Cocky2001! We're getting #famouslyhotandcocky at @UofSC @Gamecockfb in @columbiasc!' By the way, have you voted for Cocky in the Capital One Mascot Challenge?

Browse our Gamecock Sports page and our game day guide for information about how to get to the stadium and where to park.

Looking for a place to stay or things to fill your time while you're here for the game? Find nearby hotels and information about things to do at Visit our mobile site,, for information on the go or tweet us! Drop by Columbia Regional Visitors Center for more visitor information and to grab 'Famously Hot' Tervis Tumblers, t-shirts, car magnets and more souvenieres. Located on the upper level of Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in the Vista, the Visitors Center is open Monday - Friday 8:00 am t- 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
Carolina football and Columbia, SC regulars, do you have a hot spot that our visiting fans must check out while they're here for the game? Tweet @columbiasc to let us know what our visitors have to hit while they're here, and we'll share your suggestions!

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