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Colonial Life Arena

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Address: 801 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201-3953
Phone Number: +1 803-576-9200
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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Nice Arena

Attended a Gamecock basketball game. Parking was 10.00 right next to building. Arena was clean. Fans were friendly. Good location.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, Virginia
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Bristol, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a Gamecock basketball game. Parking was 10.00 right next to building. Arena was clean. Fans were friendly. Good location.

Thank MLSuit3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to a USC basketball game and it was an awesome venue. Played against Michigan and USC won. It gets really loud and the crowd can get pumped up. I would hate to be a visiting team to have to come here. Amazing game and an awesome arena.

Thank Gaineya
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here every year since it was built for our Watchtower convention. The staff is very friendly and cooperative. The temperature control & facilities are well maintained and comfortable. This is specifically stated because we come during the hottest part of summer & we are not hot. The seats are roomier than the older facility & anywhere you sit... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw Stevie Nicks here. Great venue as it was not too large! Excellent location as well. Lines moved quickly to get into show.

Thank DiSurfside
Columbia, SC
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17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attend sporting events at CLA on a regular basis (men's and women's basketball) and recently attended the Stevie Nicks concert there. The sight-lines are good for sports and concerts, with no poles or other barriers to block your view. However, depending on the musician, the concert may be good or not so good. The acoustics were terrible for the... More 

Thank mfweave
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Colonia Life Arena was very nice. The staff was very friendly and super helpful. It's very close to other things in the area such as restaurants and other attractions. The arena itself was well marked for the show and the show was wonderful, however I will say that the seating was VERY close. It was hard to even clap... More 

Thank KFlinn1128
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, near restaurants and easy walk or Taxi/Uber ride. Staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend

Thank MaryLenox
Saluda, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to see a concert, every seat in the house is great! The arena is very clean and the food /drinks are decent. Overall, a great experience!!

Thank ltdavis78
Columbia, South Carolina
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Colonial Life Arena is a tremendous asset to USC and Columbia. It is a great place to watch both college basketball and concerns.

Thank SCC1992
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It was Hot! Very uncomfortable, a.c. Was inadequate. Acoustics not great for a concert but most seats offer a good view. It was a little slow getting in past security checks but we moved along. Could use better signage for alternate entrances. No trouble getting out. Lots of police presence to help with traffic. Would go back again.

Thank Lori T

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