Avoiding gameday traffic in the Midlands

Williams-Brice Stadium

COLUMBIA (WACH) --USC football is kicking off tonight between the Gamecocks and Texas A&M! One thing you donâ??t want to run into while getting ready to tailgate, watch the game, or get home from work is traffic.

Lance Cpl. David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol gave us a few tips on how to avoid gameday traffic. "Come a little bit earlier than you would normally,â?? said Lance Cpl. Jones.

â??Facilities are going to open after lunch time so they will be available at 1pm for people to get in place. The sooner the better, because you may save yourself a lot of headache being stuck in traffic from fans and attendees who really don't know where they are going, which may cause a little bit of congestion.â??

The game against Texas A&M starts tonight at 6pm at Williams-Brice Stadium. Kickoff officially starts at 6:01pm.

For a map of the Pre-Game Traffic Flow, click here. For a map of Post-Game Traffic Flow, click here.