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Old 08-22-2014, 05:55 PM   #1
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Howdy!

I will be making the trip to Columbia next week with a couple of buddies of mine and wanted to see what the tailgating etiquette is like in SC. Being that this is my first away SEC game, I want to make sure that it is done right.

(Stating the obvious, we will not be disrespectful to your University, Alumni and fellow tailgaters. We want to have a great time!)

Any suggestions on things to do in regards to pregame?

How soon does pregame start for a 6 pm kickoff?

In my group, we are avid drinkers, do ya'll do any recreational beer pong, flip cup, corn hole... drinking games before the games? If so, would you all accept new challengers perhaps? ;)

We would like to join an SC tailgate with a charitable donation $$$, of course, or coolers of beer. Are there any rules in the tailgating area regarding alcohol on the premises?

If we were to show up with some 8 - 10 cases of beer, would we be frowned upon from crashing a tailgate?

Any information is greatly appreciated and we look forward to visiting you next week.

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Old 08-22-2014, 06:05 PM   #2
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You'll find plenty of hospitality and plenty of people will welcome you with open arms.

The one thing we do frown upon is someone drinking all our liquor. Don't do that.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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We do not have any alcohol around the stadium! Burp!
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:24 PM   #4
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You show up with that much beer and you'll get fed.
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You can drink all you want across the street from the stadium. Smoking may cause you some problems though. I don't think you will have a problem "crashing" a tailgate bringing that much beer. I don't really consider that crashing. Crashing is when people show up with nothing which happens all the time. I would probably bring something a little stronger than beer though, easier to carry.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:38 PM   #6
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:38 PM   #7
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8-10 cases? goodness gracious
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Default Re: Howdy! - Tailgating question

Thank you very much for the feedback!

I typically do not take liquor to games because the good stuff is usually in glass bottles, are there any restrictions towards glass bottles in the tailgating areas?

Are there restaurants or bars close to the stadium?
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:03 PM   #9
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Thank you very much for the feedback!

I typically do not take liquor to games because the good stuff is usually in glass bottles, are there any restrictions towards glass bottles in the tailgating areas?

Are there restaurants or bars close to the stadium?
There's a Bojangles, which has fried chicken. Pretty good food for a tailgate. Other than that, there's not much in regards to an actual dining restaurant. Most good bars are in the vista. Check out world of beer while you're in town. On another note, if you bring 8-10 cases you'll be welcomed anywhere.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:53 PM   #10
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What about the traffic on game day? If I stumble out of my downtown Columbia hotel room at 11am - can I make it to the fairgrounds and park by 12pm?
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What about the traffic on game day? If I stumble out of my downtown Columbia hotel room at 11am - can I make it to the fairgrounds and park by 12pm?
on a Thursday? I don't think they'll be open at that time. Traffic definitely wouldn't be much of a problem except people going to lunch. When does the fairgrounds open? 3pm?
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What about the traffic on game day? If I stumble out of my downtown Columbia hotel room at 11am - can I make it to the fairgrounds and park by 12pm?
This is questionable. All depends on how Assembly street is at the time. (street that leads into the stadium)If you did leave at 11 you would definitely be parked by 12:30 or 1.
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Also if you are wanting to park in the fairgrounds and you don't have a pass then expect to pay $40 at the gate for the green section of the fairgrounds.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:28 PM   #14
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Good info_thanks! For the A&M/USC game it looks like the gates open at noon per gamecockparking.com Nice pic on traffic flows as well.

This is going to be a long ass 6 days.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:38 PM   #15
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Good info_thanks! For the A&M/USC game it looks like the gates open at noon per gamecockparking.com Nice pic on traffic flows as well.

This is going to be a long ass 6 days.
Yes, but its gonan be awesome. And do us a favor, dont ask Clemson fans what they think about South Carolina fans and columbia, because no matter if they had a good time or bad time they'll tell you it was awful. Look forward to having yall in Columbia hope its a good one.
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Plan on going to the Gamecock Park across from the stadium. Very nice. If you hear people say the old farmers market, that is it.
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I will say to drink it all in and have a blast. Good luck Thursday at the game (but not too much luck :) ).

Opposing fans who have bad stories to tell from tailgating at our house are normally the ones who were belligerently drunk or just assholes. Be kind, and our manners will stay in tact.
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on a Thursday? I don't think they'll be open at that time. Traffic definitely wouldn't be much of a problem except people going to lunch. When does the fairgrounds open? 3pm?
The Fairgrounds parking lots always open 5 hours before night games and 4 hours before noon games. They should be open at 1. Since this is a Thursday game, if you get there early you won't have a problem with traffic. It's less than 2 miles from the heart of the Vista to the stadium - just go straight down Assembly Street and turn right on Rosewood. the Fairgrounds' game day lost will be about a block on the left after you turn onto Rosewood. There are other lots in the area, too, but for one time parking I think that's the best bet. Pickup your food and beer in the Vista before heading to the stadium as there aren't a lot of restaurants adjacent to the stadium. There are a couple of bars and a couple of fast food restaurants with more on the way there.
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I typically do not take liquor to games because the good stuff is usually in glass bottles, are there any restrictions towards glass bottles in the tailgating areas?

Are there restaurants or bars close to the stadium?
You'll see some tailgater that have full stocked bars. There are no restrictions on glass where I tailgate. The one thing that I noticed about our tailgating that is so well enforced is that everyone picks up after themselves. I have been to a few other schools and it looks like a bomb blew up at the dump after the game.

Have a great time. You'll meet a lot of great people mixed in with your occasional dick weed.
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I typically do not take liquor to games because the good stuff is usually in glass bottles, are there any restrictions towards glass bottles in the tailgating areas?

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