The property goes up for auction in two weeks and both University of South Carolina and Vulcan Materials each would like to have it.

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Columbia, SC (WLTX) The land behind USC's tailgate park is up for grabs in bankrupcy court and it's pitting a quarry and a university against each other.

The property goes up for auction in two weeks and both University of South Carolina and Vulcan Materials each would like to have it.

The University hopes to make it an area for intrarmural sports and Vulcan Materials would like to make a rock quarry.

Stephen Stokes with Sustainable Midlands says there has been a lot of work done to shift it from an industrial area to a live work and play district.

He believes the thought of bringing a rock quarry to the area would be an eyesore, "We wan't to see this property perserved for the public use as much as possible. This is the southern gateway for Columbia and we have thousands of tourists and others that come for the state fair and games and this really turns the clock back on some of that progress that has been made in terms of rebuilding this area."

WLTX reached out to Vulcan Materials for a comment and they said they would get back with us sometime this week.

A community forum will be held next Tuesday at 701 Whaley Street at 5:30pm.

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