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“Great Stadium”
Review of Founders Park

Founders Park
Ranked #18 of 108 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I ranked this one star by accident thinking it was the Capitol City Stadium. I feel this is one of the best stadiums in college baseball! Love it!

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Carolina Stadium, home of the University of South Carolina’s baseball Gamecocks, was completed in 2009 as a state-of-the-art venue for college baseball. The Gamecocks’ remarkable winning records against tough competition, underlined by consistent success in the nation’s leading baseball conference and in post season play (including back-to-back national championships in 2010 and 2011), have solidified the Gamecocks’ elite status and made Carolina Stadium quite possibly the most exciting place in America to watch college baseball.

The sight lines in Carolina Stadium are great. Although there’s not a truly bad seat in the place, you probably wouldn’t like the left field bleachers. Sellouts are common for important games, so get reserved seat tickets if you can. (As with the football crowd, there are scalpers to service last-minute needs.) If you end up with a General Admission ticket, you can stand or sit on the grass in the family-friendly Bi-Lo Berm or stand in the Concourse. The most popular places for the latter are the railing in right field and the railing behind the bullpen in left field; another great place to stand is the concourse/concession area behind home plate. Concession prices are a bit hefty, though not as egregious as those at MLB stadiums.

Parking can be a challenge. If you want to park near the stadium, which will afford the opportunity to take part in the tailgating that’s an important part of Gamecock baseball culture, you should arrive early and be prepared to pay market rates. A popular, less expensive alternative is to park off-site in the University-designated lots and ride the shuttle buses.

Fidgety folks and exercise freaks take note: The concourse completely encircles the stadium. This means that you can walk around and around the field,watching the action all the time, while you work off calories and stress.

Thank Citallwic
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Reviewed 14 May 2016
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