Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Cliff Ellis

Team Mascot: Chauncey the Chanticleer

Year Opened: 2012

Capacity: 3212

City / State: Conway / SC

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Coastal Carolina vs Winthrop

Rival Team: Winthrop Eagles

Despite the fact the Chanticleers and Eagles no longer play in the same conference, Winthrop remains Coastal Carolina’s biggest rivals. There is no love lost when these two play and while the rivalry isn’t played as regularly as it used to be, a Coastal Carolina-Winthrop game is still a can’t miss matchup for any Chanticleers fan.

Coastal Carolina vs College of Charleston

Rival Team: College of Charleston Cougars

Coastal Carolina has a long-running rivalry with the nearby College of Charleston. You’ll find plenty of bragging rights on the line when these two South Carolina-based schools meet, and although the College of Charleston has gotten the better of the Chanticleers over the years, you won’t want to miss it when the Cougars come to town.

Coastal Carolina vs Liberty

Rival Team: Liberty Flames

During the Chanticleers time in the Big South Conference, the Chanticleers and Flames had an intense rivalry. The rivalry spanned across multiple sports as the two schools regularly were top competitors for the Sasser Cup, which is awarded to the school with the best athletics program in the conference. You’ll be in for an intense matchup whenever Coastal Carolina and Liberty square off, so make sure to be in attendance when these two meet.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Stadium Guide

In Game

There is a lot of excitement surrounding Coastal Carolina athletics these days with the football team’s recent move to the FBS and the new facilities making a trip to Conway a great time for any college sports fan. The new facilities in themselves are worth the trip as you’ll be taking in a game in one of the nicest venues in the Sun Belt when attending a Chanticleers hoops game. The HTC Center offers fantastic sightlines no matter where you’re sitting and offers plenty of amenities including one of the largest team stores in the conference.

It’s not just the great facilities that make attending a Chanticleers basketball game an excellent experience. The spirit groups at Coastal Carolina are also remarkable as well. The school’s mascot Chauncey can be seen interacting with fans all throughout the game, and the dance team puts on incredible shows that you won’t want to miss.

Additionally, the Chanticleers have a strong local fan base that packs the arena win or lose. The locals, as well as students, come out in droves to the support their team and you’ll rarely see an empty seat when the Chants are on top of their game.

Lastly, it’s worth noting that Coastal Carolina is located down the road from Myrtle Beach making a Chanticleers game the perfect activity for college basketball fans on vacation.

55If you’re a big Sun Belt basketball fan or just taking a trip to Myrtle Beach during college basketball season, a visit to the HTC Center is a must.

Things to check out

Chanticleer Statue

Located outside the TD Sports Complex is a giant chanticleer statue. The statue shows off school pride and presents an excellent photo op, so stop by and snap a picture with it before entering the game.

Chanticleer Legends

Take a walk around the concourse before the game to see all the signs honoring the best athletes in school history. The signs celebrate the greatest athletes in school history and are a must-see for any college sports fan.

Retired Numbers and Championship Banners

Hanging over the court are banners celebrating the Chanticleers basketball program’s rich history. The banners are dedicated to all of the program’s conference winning teams as well as legendary players such as Howard White and Howard Brown. Check out the banners above the court to remember all of the best teams and players in Coastal Carolina history.

Team Shop

The HTC Center is home to an impressive team store that offers just about any Chanticleers gear you could ever want. If you’re looking to pick up a souvenir from your trip or just want to get a new Coastal Carolina t-shirt, then the team store is your one stop shop.

Chauncey the Chanticleer

Chauncey is the official mascot of Coastal Carolina, and a can’t miss part of any CCU basketball game. During games you can spot him entertaining fans all around the arena, so keep an eye out for him as you never know what kind of shenanigans he’ll get into next.

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Chanticleer Girls

Coastal Carolina’s dance team, the Chanticleer Girls, puts on a fantastic show at basketball games, so don’t miss them during your visit to the HTC Center. Stay in your seat when the group performs as their routines are a must-see.

Fight Songs

  1. CCU Fight Song

    We’re the Chanticleers,
    Tenacious and true.
    We’ll fight until the end
    For CCU!

    We’ll compete with honor
    And always to win.
    Gather for our battle cry
    And then…

    We’ll shout our colors.
    Go teal! (Go teal!)
    And then we’ll yell out
    And bronze! (And bronze!)

    And every team will learn
    Coastal is number one!

    We’re the Chanticleers-
    Defending the shore-
    Best of Carolina
    Since ’54.

    Stronger than the oaks
    And sure as the tide,
    Our hearts are beating fast
    With Coastal pride!


  2. C-I-N-O

    CINO stands for “Coastal Is Number One” and is one of the most popular chants at any Coastal sporting event. The students and alumni love to shout C-I-N-O when the Chanticleers are on their way to victory, so join in the chant to get the full Coastal Carolina game day experience.




  3. Teal and White Lets Fight

  4. G-O Let’s Go Chants G-O Let’s Go

    G-O Let’s Go Chants G-O Let’s Go

    G-O Let’s Go Chants G-O Let’s Go

    G-O Let’s Go Chants G-O Let’s Go

  5. Go Chants Go Chants Beat Those Eagles

    Chanted against rivals Winthrop.

    Go Chants Go Chants Beat Those Eagles.

    Go Chants Go Chants Beat Those Eagles.

    Go Chants Go Chants Beat Those Eagles.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Bars & Restaurants