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Colonial Life Arena

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

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TSO concert

Attended TSO concert which is always outstanding! The venue, of course, charges too much for everything but they all do. This one has easy access, parking, but no smoking and you... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Attended TSO concert which is always outstanding! The venue, of course, charges too much for everything but they all do. This one has easy access, parking, but no smoking and you cannot leave the building to smoke and get back in - even with a valid ticket.

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Thank Kari C
Philippines
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Saw the lady Gamecocks play here. Not a bad seat in the house and the hot dogs were awesome. Visit if you have the chance.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

awesome arena for sports and fun in colatown. Bring a bag for the night and enjoy vista. walking distnace and hotels. No car needed.

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Connecticut
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Walked to the arena from our hotel which was 3/4 mile. Arrived to find out they would not let me in with my totally regular sized purse which was an inch longer than their "limits". Since we didn't have a car to leave it in it was suggested to me by the "inspectors" to stash it in a bush. Seriously?... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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538 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We visited Colonial Life Arena this Saturday for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Entry into the arena was easy. They had quite a few food vendors - we got Nachos, fries, cotton candy, powerade and beer. Food was okay....typical concession stand food. One issue was some vendors didn't take card - but there were ATMs close by. The concert itself was phenomenal.... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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

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Thank MLSuit3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 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.

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Thank Gaineya
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

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Thank DiSurfside
Columbia, SC
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138 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

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