Are you planning to visit Williams-Brice Stadium to watch the South Carolina Gamecocks this fall?

Some new rules are in place and you’ll need to read up on them before you enter. Here’s an announcement on those guidelines from the university…

South Carolina Athletics has instituted a variety of changes at Williams-Brice Stadium to help keep fans safe at the Gamecocks’ five home football games this season. The full list of precautions is available here.

“Our staff has done a tremendous amount of work to create and execute a plan for our fans to safely enjoy Gamecock Football at Williams-Brice Stadium,” Athletics Director Ray Tanner said. “Every decision that has been made, from playing the games to having home games, was done with the healthy, safety and wellness of everyone the highest priority.”

To help ensure a smooth entry to the stadium and gameday experience, fans should note a few key points.


To offer greater convenience and safety, mobile-only ticketing (excluding premium seating) will be in place for the 2020 season. Fans should review the Digital Ticketing Guide for a step-by-step guide to access mobile tickets via the Gameday App.


For the 2020 season, Athletics Department controlled lots will open two and a half (2.5) hours prior to kickoff. Athletics Department controlled parking spaces in Gamecock Park and the Fairgrounds will only be available to patrons for the games in which they have purchased tickets. Paid gameday parking will not be permitted in Gamecock Park or Fairgrounds. Parking lots will close ninety (90) minutes after the conclusion of the game.


Tailgating, including grills, coolers and large buffet-style spreads, is discouraged, and tents are prohibited. Large gatherings will be asked to disperse.


For the 2020 season, shuttle service will be limited to students with a valid Carolina Card. There will be no public shuttles operating for the 2020 football season.

Stadium Entry/Exit

Gates will open two hours prior to kickoff and will include signage to facilitate social distancing. To alleviate crowding at entrances, fans should plan to enter at the time recommended on their ticket. Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) are required for entry to Williams-Brice Stadium and in all common areas around the stadium. Face shields are not acceptable facial coverings for entry to the stadium.

Concessions/Merchandise Sales

All points-of-sale throughout Williams-Brice Stadium will be cashless. Fans must use credit or debit card or a mobile-pay option (i.e., Google, Apple) to purchase concessions and merchandise. Queuing at points of sale will be designed to allow for physical distancing between guests. Some concessions stands will not be open due to the lower seating capacity this season, however, the service ratio will be higher than when the stadium is at full operation.


All restrooms will be open with modified layouts and an attendant to regulate entry to allow for proper social distancing.