Plans for big renovations at Williams-Brice Stadium revealed
Sept. 19, 2018
Williams-Brice Stadium will be getting a facelift soon. Stadium upgrade to cost $21 million
Renovations, which were approved unanimously Wednesday by the USC board of trustees, will affect all four sides of South Carolina’s home football stadium.
Premium game seating and areas will be added to the south, west and east sides of the stadium, including a “2001 Club” for fans in the southeast corner of the stadium. Those projects are expected to begin following the 2019 football season and be complete before the 2020 season. Phase one of those projects will cost $420,000 for architectural planning.
A repurposing of the first floor of the Floyd Building on the north side of the stadium was approved for phase two of the project, which includes a $750,000 first floor club area for fans that will be completed in time for the 2019 football season. The Floyd Building currently houses South Carolina’s football coaches offices, but the coaches will move to a new football operations building in January.
The “2001 Club” will have space for around 350 fans, 144 of whom will have premium loge seating connected to the club and directly above the tunnel where the Gamecocks run onto the field before games. Fans within the “2001 Club” will have field-view access to the game day entry by players.
Southside seating will be renovated to include two sections of approximately 1,600 seats each. The top half of those seats will have access to a renovated lounge area in what is now the Crews Building. That side of the stadium will also have a first-floor lounge area that will hold 300 people and a renovated recruiting area for the team. New restrooms and concession areas will be part of the space.
The 100 level of the west side will add a premium lounge for sections 101-09, and the 400 level of the east side will add a club area that can hold more than 3,000 fans. New restrooms and concessions will be added along with both of those renovations.