South Carolina also is the home of the Cockaboose, though that was in place before Hyman. The key is he saw what Ole Miss does with the Grove and went about purchasing the land of the old "Farmers Market" near the stadium and built this.
One noteworthy thing is the parking spaces were intentionally made grass and not pavement which not only looks better but has a very different feel to it. The perm bathrooms are also first rate and well done. They apparently have the team march through and do some stuff with cheerleaders and such there, essentially it is set up to be the center of pregame activity.
They charge from $280-750 for spaces based on location and such. Here is the info on their website:
(GPS Address 1001 Bluff Road)
The Gamecocks' new parking facility, located on the former Farmers Market site, will be open for the 2012 football season. This exciting, state-of-the-art project will include shaded tent zones, cable TV hookups, electrical outlets, and permanent restrooms. The central open space, called the Garnet Way, is a grassy promenade lined with scarlet oaks and provides a route for the marching band, cheerleaders, and football team to parade through the venue on the way to the stadium.
Two premium areas are available for season parking. Amenities including permanent restrooms, cable and electrical outlets are available in this area. Click HERE for a guide to electrical and cable hookups.
Reserved parking in the Farmers Market is sold out.
I don't know that the same thing would quite work at Spence because of the landscaping in terms of parking at least. I don't know that that is an issue though. USC needed the parking but we really don't with all of our garages (and likely the new small ones next to Kyle). A pure field with no cars like The Grove is possible.