Recognized nationally as one of the toughest places for opponents to play, Gamecock Country provides Gamecock student-athletes the advantage of competing in front of large numbers of faithful and boisterous fans who cheer loudly for the Gamecocks at all home venues. Gamecock fans have a tradition of passionate support, filling the stands while not sitting still. More than 1.16 million loyal fans attended Gamecock home athletics events in 2013-14.