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  • the student section at Williams-Brice stadium during a night game

Football Tickets

Spurring on the Fighting Gamecocks in the midst of a euphoric crowd at Williams-Brice Stadium is one of the most memorable and exciting experiences to be had at the University of South Carolina.

2022 Football Ticket Info

The process for getting student football tickets has changed to improve the experience for USC students. Please read the information below for all you need to know.

Who Is Eligible for the Student Ticketing Process

  • All USC Columbia Students enrolled in 12+ hours 
  • USC Undergraduate Students taking 6-11 hours who paid the Athletic Events Fee*
  • Graduate students taking at least 1 hour who paid the Athletic Events Fee* 

The deadline to pay the Fall Athletic Events Fee is September 6. You can add this optional fee to your bill by visiting the Bursar's office in person prior to the deadline. (All students taking 12 or more credit hours do not need to the add the athletics event fee to their tuition bill.)

Please email if you have any questions about this fee or tickets.

Football Ticketing Process

On Friday the week before a game at 9 a.m. until Tuesday at 3 p.m. of game week, students must request a ticket if they are interested in attending. The request process does NOT guarantee a ticket to the game. To request a ticket, use the Cockpit Rewards app and click on tickets. Requests are prioritized and tickets are awarded based on Gamecock Reward points. The number of points required to receive a ticket  varies and is determined once all requests are placed. For basketball, and baseball, there is not request period.  

Request Guide

(New to this year, students will not need to claim their ticket that they have been awarded.) On Wednesday at 10 a.m. tickets will be loaded into accounts of students who requested and qualified for a ticket.  Students will be emailed informing them of what ticket they received. Lower-level tickets will be awarded based on rewards points until all tickets are distributed. After all lower-level tickets have been distributed, the remaining requests will be given upper-level tickets based on reward point priority as well. (The upper-level student section is students only and is in sections 508 and 509.)

Students who did not request a ticket can claim any remaining  upper deck tickets during the On Demand period which begins on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. These tickets are first come, first served and will go fast. 

Your ticket barcode will be available after tickets are awarded on Wednesday morning and immediately after claiming an on demand ticket. You can access your ticket through the "Manage Tickets" page on the Student Ticket Account Manager. To speed up the process at the gate, pull up your ticket on your phone before leaving for Williams-Brice stadium. If you have an iPhone, put the ticket in your Apple Wallet for easier access.

If you cannot attend the game, you MUST return your ticket by Friday at 5pm. Failure to return your ticket will result in a penalty strike. Please refer to our penalty strike policy below. Student tickets are non-transferrable and if you are found distributing your ticket or requesting to use another student's ticket you may lose your ticketing privileges.  

Return Guide

Guest tickets are available during the 2022 season. The seats are located  in the upper level student section only  (Sections 508 & 509). Students must sit in the upper level with their guest. Students can indicate their desire for a guest ticket during the request period. Guest ticket availability, prices and limits will vary by game. Guest tickets are non-refundable and availability is subject to change. 

 Away game tickets will be available to request this season. You will request them through your student ticket account under the 'Away Games' tab starting on August 15th. Requests are filled on a first come first served basis. If your request is filled, your order will be non-refundable. Students can request 1 ticket per person. If you wish to sit with friends, you will need to pick up your tickets as a group. Request fulfillment and ticket pickup information will be communicated to those who request by email. 

Below are the request deadlines and prices:

Arkansas – Sep. 6th @ 11 a.m.  - $85 each
Kentucky – Oct. 4th @ 11 a.m.  - $75 each 
Vandy – Nov. 1st @ 11 a.m.  - $65 each
Florida – Nov. 8th @ 11 a.m.  - $100 each
Clemson – Nov. 22nd @ 11 a.m.  - $125 each


Ticket Availability Schedule 

Tickets requests usually start at 9 a.m. on Friday, the week before each game. 

September 3 – Gamecocks v. Georgia State

Request period: Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. – Aug. 30 at 3:00 p.m.
Requests fulfilled, tickets awarded: Aug 31 at 10 a.m.
Upper on demand: Sep. 1 at 3 p.m. until Sep. 3

September 17 – Gamecocks v. Georgia

Request Period: Sep. 9 at 9 a.m. – Sep. 13 at 3:00 p.m.
Requests fulfilled, tickets awarded: Sep. 14 at 10 a.m. 
Upper on demand: Sep. 15 at 3 p.m. until Sep. 17

September 24 – Gamecocks v. Charlotte

Request period: Sep. 16 at 9 a.m. – Sep. 20 at 3:00 p.m.
Requests fulfilled, tickets awarded: Sep. 21 at 10 a.m. 
Upper on demand: Sep. 22 at 3 p.m. until Sep. 24

October 1 – Gamecocks v. SC Sate

Request period: Sep. 23 at 9 a.m. – Sep. 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Requests fulfilled, tickets awarded: Sep. 21 at 10 a.m. 
Upper on demand: Sep. 22 at 3 p.m. until Sep. 24

October 22  – Gamecocks v. Texas A&M

Request period: Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. – Oct. 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Requests fulfilled, tickets awarded: Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. 
Upper on demand: Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. until Oct. 22

October 29  – Gamecocks v. Missouri

Request period: Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. – Oct. 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Requests fulfilled, tickets awarded: Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.
Upper on demand: Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. until Oct. 29

November 19  – Gamecocks v. Tennessee

Request period: Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. - Nov. 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Requests fulfilled, tickets awarded: Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.
Upper on demand: Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. until Nov. 19

Full Athletic Calendar

Attending a Football Game

Your phone contains your ticket. Make sure to have it charged upon entry to the stadium. You are responsible for having your student ticket available upon entry to the stadium.  

Stay hydrated! Students are permitted to bring one empty and clear plastic disposable bottle of water per person OR one sealed clear plastic disposable bottle of water into the stadium (i.e., Dasani water bottle). These bottles can be refilled for free at our cold water stations inside the student gates. 

You may be asked to present your CarolinaCard along with your student ticket at the gate upon entry. If you fail to present it if asked by a university official, you will be ejected from the game. 

Students with lower level tickets will enter through the 'Student Gate' at the north-east corner of Williams-Brice Stadium. Once scanned in, students with lower level tickets will receive a wristband. It is your responsibility to get your wristband, and wear it for the entirety of the game. Students with upper level tickets will enter the Northeast corner gates or any public non student gates. Students with upper level tickets will not receive a wristband. 

Student lower level gates open 2 hours in advance. Arrive early to avoid lines that form around the time of kickoff. Students must enter by half time of each game. Student gates will close after that time and you will not gain entry into the stadium.

South Carolina Athletics has a clear bag policy for all ticketed athletic events that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the venues for baseball, men's and women's basketball, football, men's and women's soccer, softball and volleyball. Please review the list of approved and unapproved bags on this page before attending an athletic event. 


Students seated in the lower deck will receive a wristband upon entrance into the northeast Student Gate. The wristband must be worn at all times. If found in the lower deck without a wristband, you will be removed from the stadium and lose your ticket privileges for the next football season. No guests are allowed in the lower deck.

Students who receive an upper deck ticket will enter through general public gates (not the student gate) and will not get a wristband. There are two dedicated student sections in the upper deck. Section 508 & 509 will be general admission sections for those with upper deck student tickets.  Those who claim upper deck tickets during the claim period may be upgraded to lower deck tickets depending on availability. 

Cancel your ticket by 5 p.m. on Friday. If you fail to cancel and do not attend the game the following consequences will apply:

  • 1 no show - Email warning
  • 2 no shows - Limited to Upper-level seating for remainder of season
  • 3 no shows - Football ticket privileges revoked for remainder of season

Reward Points

Reward points are used to determine who receives student ticket, especially those in high demand. The more points you earn, the better likelihood you have of getting tickets in the lower level student section. You earn points by attending any Gamecock athletic events. In addition to attending athletic events, here is how you receive additional points:

  • Seniority
    • Seniors - 8 points
    • Juniors/Graduates - 6 points
    • Sophomores - 4 points
    • Freshmen - 3 points
  • 10% rollover points from the previous academic year
  • Attending other Gamecock Athletics events
  • Optional membership to the Student Gamecock Club 

Questions regarding Cockpit Rewards points can be submitted to

Ticket Policy Violations

If you violate the student ticket policy, you may:

  • Be referred to the Office of Student Judicial Programs.
  • Be suspended from all athletic events for a calendar year.
  • Lose all your reward points.
  • Be referred to USC Police.

Ticket Policy Violations

  • Getting ejected from an athletic event.
  • Selling or attempting to distribute a student ticket.
  • Requesting to use another student's ticket.
  • Using or requesting to use someone else's student ticket.
  • Copying or altering a student ticket.
  • Showing a false, copied or altered ticket at the gate.
  • Presenting another student's ticket at the gate.
  • Accessing or attempting to access another student's ticketing account.
  • Failing to have a lower deck wristband on in the lower deck student section for football. 
  • Giving your lower deck wristband to another student for football.
  • For football, possessing any alcohol in the lower deck student section - even alcohol purchased legally from another section of the stadium. 
  • Violation of any rules at the venue.
  • Failing to present CarolinaCard upon request.
  • Failing to abide by the Gamecock Fan Code of Conduct

Gamecock Fan Code of Conduct

  • In the spirit of sportsmanship, Gamecock fans shall:
    • Conduct themselves in a manner that represents their University, the Southeastern Conference, and the NCAA with honor, dignity, and respect
    • Not use vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, demeaning, or intimidating language at any time
    • Support the players, coaches, and officials in a positive manner
    • Treat the visiting team, coaches, and fans with courtesy and respect at all times
    • Demonstrating the qualities of civility and sportsmanship at all times
    • Not engage in cheers that are vulgar, crass, or demeaning
    • Refrain from throwing objects onto the field or court for any reason
    • Not become inebriated or belligerent 
    • Refrain from entering the playing field at any time, including after the game
    • Be a positive role model for those around them by treating others with courtesy and respect

Student ticketing privileges may be revoked at the discretion of the Department of Student Life.

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