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University of South Carolina Athletics names its ‘official’ airport

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University of South Carolina Athletics has announced a multi-year partnership with the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. (Photo/File)

The University of South Carolina Athletics Department has revealed a multi-year partnership with its “official” airport of record.

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) has partnered with University of South Carolina Athletics Department to make the airport “The Official Airport of the Gamecocks,” according to a news release. The partnership, made through the university’s multimedia rightsholder LEARFIELD’s Gamecock Sports Properties, will be in place for the next three years.

“We are proud to call the Columbia Metropolitan Airport the Official Airport of the Gamecocks,” said Ray Tanner, University of South Carolina athletics director, in the release. “We appreciate their support as fans make their way to our campus for Gamecock sporting events.”

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With state-of-the-art technology throughout the parking garage and terminal, CAE’s No. 1 priority is making air travel as quick and efficient as possible for its passengers, the release stated. Served by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, CAE gets travelers from around the world to Gamecock Country. Now offering more than 25 daily flights to 10 major airports in nine cities, getting to Columbia through CAE is now even easier, the release stated.

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Ray Tanner and the teams at the University of South Carolina,” said Mike Gula, president and CEO of CAE, in the release. “Gamecock Athletics and the entire university are a huge tourism driver in the Midlands, and we look forward to continuing to serve fans from all over the country as they make their way to Columbia for game day.”

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