Originally Posted by mccraryt
Hello Gamecock fans!
I have been super impressed with your forum...even as a UNC fan. I know I am the enemy here, but I was hoping to have some southern hospitality extended to me so I can truly enjoy my time in Columbia!
My question...My friends and I are looking to set up a tailgate, but all the information I can find shows lots don't open before 12 or 1pm...is this the case universally? We would really like to get an early start at like 9 or so...we need to consume a lot of alcohol to make this game a little easier to watch (:
Are there general admission lots along Assembly, Bluff or Shop that will be available in the morning?
Thanks in advance for going easy on me...I just want to be able to tailgate and have a good time watching what I hope is a great game!
For conference games the Fairgrounds opens at 8 AM but during non conference they do 5 hours before.
Your best bet would be to stake out a spot at one of the businesses selling spots allong Bluff rd or Assembly st.