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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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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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For a sports arena, it's still a good concert venue, too

I have seen a couple of sports events here but have attended more concerts than sporting events. I worked in the music industry for many, many years and saw concerts in countless... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have seen a couple of sports events here but have attended more concerts than sporting events. I worked in the music industry for many, many years and saw concerts in countless concrte doughnuts across the globe. There is no bad seat in the house here. It runs smooth from beginning te end, ticketing through the events. Plan ahead and... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I've been here for both concerts and basketball games. The seating is comfortable. The security personnel are always friendly and helpful. The concessions are okay. You might want to consider eating before you arrive for a basketball game if you want to eat something healthy. The facility is very clean and modern.

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Thank flnine300
Aiken, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Doors open at 6. Be prepared to go through a security screening. Lines get long so get there when the doors open. Nice facilty.

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Thank Mary B
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We visited Colombia in February for the Luke Bryan Concert. This was easy to get to and a great venue. Very clean facility.

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Thank Darlene L
SC
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very nice venue for basketball; easy to get tickets as it's never sold out. I wish they had more non-sports events.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We recently went to see the Circus here and it was fabulous! The bathrooms are clean, and the concessions are well run. There is also ample parking nearby.

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Thank vinoluv
Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great venue for all sorts of events; all seats have a great view thanks to projection television; concessions has a great variety of food choices although pricey. parking is a big expensive

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Lexington, South Carolina
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have visited here an number of times for various shows and sporting events and even done some volunteer work in various concessions locations. This venue is dated and needs repair badly. Cracks in the floor are covered with tape, equipment in concessions do not work properly. The staff here is generally uninterested and in some cases down right obnoxious.... More 

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Queensbury, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

For USC Games make sure you have a clear bag instead of pocketbook. Not sure what the size of the pocketbook you may bring. I had read a review that mention not being able to bring a bag in but could not find the appropriate size. Having checked the Colonial Life Arena website that had no mention of this rule.... More 

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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

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