Rarely does a team enter the field to the theme of a science fiction movie, but for the South Carolina Gamecocks football team, it happens every game. As a notoriously successful team that often ranks in the top 20 college teams for stadium attendance, the crowds come in droves, often making it hard to find South Carolina football parking.
The University of South Carolina's "Cock Pit" was constructed in 1934 through the Works Progress Administration. With an original seating total of 17,600, it was expanded over time such that the arena became a horseshoe and then a bowl, with a current capacity of 80,250, a huge improvement from the start. Recent renovations to the arena include an 11,000 square foot banquet facility, and revamped box seats, executive suites and training facilities for the players. Additionally, the sound system was also upgraded, such that when the early part of "Also sprach Zarathustra" (featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey) plays when the Gamecocks launch onto the field, it can be heard crystal clear. It could likely be possible to hear it in the Carolina Stadium parking lot, which would be frustrating if you're still trying to find parking while the team blasts off, ready to play. If you plan ahead and book your South Carolina football parking spot with ParkWhiz, you can enjoy some down-home southern cooking while you watch the game, rather than warm soda as you circle round and round.
The boys in garnet and black have a long tradition. They first came into existence in 1892 when at the time the Board of Trustees of the school would not support them, believing that football was too coarse and ungentlemanly. The faculty proved to be quite wrong, as the Gamecocks were quite good at football, such that in the 2011 Season, head coach Steve Spurrier directed the team to an 11-and-2 record, 6-and-2 in the SEC and a top-10 ranking in both the Coaches' and AP Polls. One of the more curious traditions of the USC Gamecocks was born of instability in the upper deck bleachers. In 1983, after fans noted that the deck kept swaying back and forth following a game, their then-coach Joe Morrison casually stated that "if it ain't swayin', we ain't playin'" which caught on as a frequent catchphrase. In most cases this would be a cause for concern, and while the problem was fixed by stadium staff, it stayed popular with the fans. While swaying bleachers are never a good thing, the same could be said about showing up late to a game. If you plan with ParkWhiz before the game, you can book your Gamecocks parking spot in advance, saving you time and embarrassment.
ParkWhiz is as easy as catching a football, and much more fun. All you have to do is find your event, book your Gamecocks parking spot and print your parking pass. When you bring your ParkWhiz parking pass with you, all you need to do is enjoy the game and enjoy a fall afternoon.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
To cancel, simply log in to your account on web or in the app, view your passes, and click "cancel".
You can also do this using the "cancel " link at the bottom of the pass itself.
Alternatively, just click the "cancel" link from your confirmation email.
Please keep in mind, once the arrival time has passed, all bookings are non-refundable.
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How do I apply a discount code?
If you received a promotional discount code from ParkWhiz, you'll want to be logged into your ParkWhiz account before applying the code on the checkout page. Make sure you’re using the same email address to log in as the one where you received that coupon!
Note that all discount codes will come from ParkWhiz directly. If you received your code from a third-party website, there's a significant chance it will not work. Unless specifically noted, discount codes cannot be used for monthly parking.
If you were issued ParkWhiz credit, the credit will automatically deduct from your total on the checkout page before your next purchase. Be sure you're logged in under the account to which the credit was issued before confirming that purchase, to see the credit applied.
How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
For a seamless, no-printer-required experience, check out the ParkWhiz app! Thousands of space at your fingertips. Rest assured that if searching and booking on a mobile device, we won't show you any locations that require a printed pass! At least not until cars come equipped with printers!
If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
Although pricing structures are determined individually by the facility owner/operator, ParkWhiz prices tend to be cheaper than drive-up in most cases! If you ever feel the rate on ParkWhiz was more expensive than drive-up, take a photo of the price on-site and send us an email! We love deals as much as you do and are eager to ensure you're getting a fair rate.