Williams-Brice Stadium to get $21-mn facelift



Linkedin Twitter

Williams-Brice Stadium - South Carolina Image: Aecom

South Carolina trustees have approved $21 million worth of improvements for Williams-Brice Stadium scheduled for completion before the 2020 season. School leaders approved the project last month.

Most of the renovations are in areas given up by the football program after their move to the program’s new $50 million football operations building after this season.

The improvements will largely be premium seating areas and new space to host football recruits. The plan calls for loge seating on one end of the field and a ground-level club area just a few feet away from where the Gamecocks enter the field.

Other renovations include enhancing the fan experience, while also enhancing in-field recruiting abilities as well. Club space will also be created from what has been the coaches’ office building at the stadium.

“They’re going to be adding more club spaces to the 100 and 400 levels. They’re also going to be enhancing those club spaces by renovating the lounge areas while also adding more concession stands to decrease some of those wait time fans may experience when they come out to games,” Wach.com reported.

The stadium seats 80,250 people. The changes will not affect the seating capacity of the stadium in any significant way.

The university also is working on a master plan for more dramatic renovations to Williams-Brice Stadium in future projects that could include more premium suites. The projects approved last month will not be affected by any master plan additions.

Williams-Brice Stadium is the home football stadium for the South Carolina Gamecocks, the college football team representing the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. It is currently the 20th largest college football stadium in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Continue to follow Coliseum for latest updates on stadium business news. Coliseum is dedicated towards building the best global community of sports venue executives and professionals.

Watch 150 member-exclusive videos with valuable tips for your venue



« Previous News:
» Next News:



More News

NFL Play-offs 2021 with fans

Fans ‘energize’ stadia in NFL matchups

Published: January 22, 2021

It was a total adrenaline rush scene as die-hard fans descended on the Lambeau Field (US) ground on... » Read more

India Odisha new field hockey stadium

Futuristic field hockey venue in India

Published: January 22, 2021

A futuristic 20,000-capacity hockey facility – intended to become the world’s leading... » Read more

Italy Florence stadium update Jan 2020

Florence Mayor firm on Franchi revamp

Published: January 22, 2021

First it was – the Italian professional football club ACF Fiorentina declaring that ‘it’s... » Read more

Aarau new stadium

FC Aarau venue plans get stuck in red tape

Published: January 22, 2021

The Swiss football club FC Aarau have been waiting for a new dig since 1994 (!). However, it seems... » Read more


Receive global sports venue NEWS twice a week in your inbox