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$14.5 million stadium walkway at South Carolina approved

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South Carolina is going to be sprucing things up around Williams-Brice Stadium. Say good-bye to the old, plain paved parking lots, and say hello to a scenic, tree-lined walkway leading up to the stadium. The university approved a $14.5 million plan to change the landscape outside of the football stadium.

The intent of the new walkway is to cut down on congestion in the parking lots leading in to the stadium. Fans will no longer have to walk through tailgate parties and parked cars to get just outside of the stadium, although this will require some parking spots to be moved.

“It sort of gives you the feel of an industrial area (now) and when we’re finished, you’re going to feel like you’re in a garden or a theme park,” USC athletics director Ray Tanner said.

According to The State, the project will begin with renovating after the 2014 season and should be completed in time for the 2015 season.

Photo courtesy of South Carolina Athletics.

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20 Responses to “$14.5 million stadium walkway at South Carolina approved”
  1. lolnfl says: Feb 21, 2014 11:20 PM

    great use of money

  2. vincentbojackson says: Feb 21, 2014 11:31 PM

    $14.5 million to eliminate some parking spots and plant some trees?

    Sounds like the University President has a relative in the landscaping business.

  3. meatcarroll says: Feb 22, 2014 12:01 AM

    And yet colleges can’t afford to play their players who are primarily responsible for bringing in the revenue that made this waste of money possible.

  4. meatcarroll says: Feb 22, 2014 12:01 AM

    And yet colleges can’t afford to play their players who are primarily responsible for bringing in the revenue that made this waste of money possible.

  5. classyjacklambert says: Feb 22, 2014 12:06 AM

    Honestly, I have to applaud South Carolina for this. It will definitely make the stadium a better experience and possibly bring in more recruits in the long run. Smart move.

  6. manik56 says: Feb 22, 2014 12:18 AM

    Sort of? It is an industrial area.

  7. onbucky96 says: Feb 22, 2014 3:54 AM

    Is that Confederate flag still flyin down there? Just wondering if recruits to South Carolina see that on their visits.

  8. nineball26 says: Feb 22, 2014 8:46 AM

    wow, no jobs, Americans homeless and broke and they have 14.5 mill for a some garbage walkway?

    wow the greedy never CEASE to amaze me!

    s caroline, you get hit with a natural disaster GFY, DO NOT ask the American people to HELP YOU!!!!!

  9. addict2sport says: Feb 22, 2014 9:25 AM

    The NCAA is a dictatorship unlike anything we’ve seen in the United States.
    By the way, it’s UofSC. There’s only one USC.

  10. be4bama says: Feb 22, 2014 10:22 AM

    South Carolina = USC. The one on the left is Southern Cal

  11. classyjacklambert says: Feb 22, 2014 10:35 AM

    Let’s be realistic, the university of South Carolina is USC in Columbia, SC, Southern Cal is USC everywhere else… You may or may not like it, but that’s how it is.

  12. djshnooks says: Feb 22, 2014 4:38 PM

    I live in NY…USC is South Carolina.

    Southern Cal is cheaters university.

  13. classyjacklambert says: Feb 22, 2014 6:15 PM

    Okay so South Carolina is known as USC by those who live in Columbia, SC and idiots who have an agenda against Southern Cal, and Southern Cal is known as USC by everyone else… You happy now?

  14. onlyoneleft says: Feb 22, 2014 9:50 PM

    They claim to be Carolina and USC. Heck, they can’t take South Carolina and make it relevant.

  15. scbaby2013 says: Feb 23, 2014 5:28 PM

    USC will always be university of Southern California. When they say USC heisman trophy winner Marcus Allen they say USC-southern cal not South Carolina. USC has won 11 nat’l championships and 6 heismans and gamecocks haven’t won a national championship and has only 1 heisman. Fight on Trojans!!!!

  16. normtide says: Feb 24, 2014 12:53 AM

    I’m pretty sure they University of South Carolina has been around longer than southern Cal. But really, USC can mean either, just like UA can be a couple different schools. Don’t be petty.

    Parking is a big issue at must schools, never a bad idea to improve it.

    Vincent- I figured an Auburn fan would agree with spending money on trees. Importance is in the eye of the beholder.

  17. scbaby2013 says: Feb 25, 2014 1:54 AM

    Not being petty at all. It irritates me when game cocks say ‘the real USC.’ Well if that’s true why did the Supreme Court rule in favor of USC Trojans

    .http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Finally-USC-is-the-real-SC-thanks-to-U-S-Su?urn=ncaaf-274469.

    Plus game cocks should win something 1st just saying and supporting the USC 11 time natl champs

  18. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 26, 2014 10:26 AM

    Are we sure project isn’t actually in Sochi?

    Who am I to talk though… my Aggies just dumped a half billion into updating their stadium…

  19. jonkybon says: Feb 26, 2014 10:28 AM

    @Normtide

    USC was founded in Southern California before SC College became a University. SC College was established before the real USC was created.

    The people associated with the University of South Carolina have a serious lack of creativity. They like to call themselves Carolina, which everyone outside of Cootlumbia knows is in Chapel Hill, and USC. Just look at the supporting posters here. They never have original ideas: From Nov 2012 until Nov 2013 their favorite saying to Clemson fans was “Fear the thumb”. As a Tide fan, you would recognize that childish drivel from when Auburn fans were directing it towards Tide fans years ago.

    The sad part being that they could get universal recognition if they called themselves SC instead. Besides, it’s a lot easier for the intellectually challanged athletes Slurrier likes to acquire.

  20. normtide says: Feb 26, 2014 12:49 PM

    Jonky. I have a question. I read or heard that USC does not want to be called SC our southern cal. Why is that? Just curious.

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