Colonial Life Arena is a multiuse arena situated in the South Carolina State. The arena replaced the Carolina Coliseum. In 2003, Unum, the insurance company, acquired the naming rights of the arena and called it the Colonial Center. In 200, the name has been changed to Colonial Life Arena. The venue was opened by a game between Clemson and Gamecocks that was attended by nearly 17,712 fans.


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Fri Nov.02.201807:00 pm
Exhibition: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Lander Bearcats (WOMEN)
Tue Nov.06.201807:00 pm
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. South Carolina Upstate Spartans
Fri Nov.09.201807:00 pm
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Stony Brook Seawolves
Tue Nov.13.201807:00 pm
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Norfolk State Spartans
Thu Nov.15.201806:30 pm
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Clemson Tigers (WOMEN)
Sun Nov.18.201805:30 pm
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Maryland Lady Terrapins (WOMEN)
Mon Nov.26.201807:00 pm
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Wofford Terriers
Wed Nov.28.201807:00 pm
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Dayton Flyers (WOMEN)
Fri Nov.30.201807:00 pm
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Wed Dec.12.201807:30 pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Fri Jan.11.201907:00 pm
The Harlem Globetrotters
Sat Jan.19.201907:00 pm
PBR - Professional Bull Riders
Fri Jan.25.201907:00 pm
Kane Brown, Granger Smith & Raelynn
Fri Feb.08.201907:30 pm
James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt
Fri Feb.22.201908:00 pm
Fleetwood Mac
Thu Mar.07.201907:30 pm
Sun Mar.10.201907:00 pm
Weezer & Pixies
Wed Mar.13.201908:00 pm
Elton John
Fri Mar.22.201912:00 pm
2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 - Session 1 (Time: TBD)
Fri Mar.22.201906:00 pm
2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 - Session 2 (Time: TBD)
Sun Mar.24.201912:00 pm
2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 - Session 3 (Time: TBD)
Fri Apr.05.201907:00 pm
Monster Jam
Sat Apr.06.201901:00 pm
Monster Jam
Sat Apr.06.201907:00 pm
Monster Jam
Fri May.24.201906:00 pm
Paw Patrol Live
Sat May.25.201910:00 am
Paw Patrol Live
Sun May.26.201912:00 pm
Paw Patrol Live
Sun May.26.201904:00 pm
Paw Patrol Live
Sun Sep.29.201907:00 pm
Carrie Underwood, Maddie and Tae & Runaway June

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Colonial Life Arena 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC, 29208

Colonial Life Arena has a capacity of about 18,000 seats and it is home to men and women’s basketball teams of University of South Carolina. The official opening game was in December 2002 in which University of South Carolina men’s basketball team won over Temple. The High School Basketball Championships are also held in the venue every year, in addition to ECHL games of ice hockey.

In addition to basketball and all sports events, the venue host different other events including Disney on Ice musical for instance, or American Idols Live!, or Sesame Street and a lot more events. The venue also has hosted concerts of big names including Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Eagles, Aerosmith and the list goes long. It was President George W. Bush who is the first inauguration speaker for ceremonies at the arena.

Colonial Life Arena hosted also WWE events for example it hosted a version of Monday Night Raw in 2006. In 2008, WWE returned again to the venue. One of the controversial debates raised about the venue is about NCAA basketball Tournament games including both men and women. When constructed, the arena was planned to host NCAA games, but the NCAA banned South Carolina venues from hosting such events because of the flying Confederate battle flag near a soldiers' memorial.

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