Cyrill Softball Stadium

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Cyrill Stadium Quick Facts
Year Opened February 13, 2002
Turf Natural Grass / Bermuda
Capacity 500
First Win vs. Southern Wesleyan (5-3)
2/13/2002
First Pitch Kristy Middagh (Strike)
First Strikeout Jessica Addison vs. Southern Wesleyan 2/13/2002
First Upstate Strikeout Kristy Altom vs. Southern Wesleyan 2/13/2002
First Hit Keegan England
Southern Wesleyan 2/13/2002
First Upstate Hit Krista Altom vs. Southern Wesleyan 2/13/2002
First Double Laura Tossey Southern Wesleyan 2/13/2002
First Upstate Double Jessica Addison vs. Southern Wesleyan 2/13/2002
First Triple Christine Pirinoli
vs. Southern Wesleyan 2/13/2002
First Run Krista Altom vs. Southern Wesleyan 2/13/2002
First Home Run Christine Pirinoli
vs. Southern Wesleyan 2/13/2002
First Stolen Base Krista Altom
vs. Southern Wesleyan 2/13/2002
     
Cyrill Stadium Year-By-Year
2002 17 3
.850
2003 8 6 .571
2004 16 7 .696
2005 17 4 .810
2006 22 4 .846
2007 21 5 .808
2008 16 6 .727
2009 18 3 .857
2010 24 6 .800
2011 25 7 .781
2012 21 7 .750
2013 25 3 .893
TOTAL 230 61 .790

USC Upstate has been fortunate to partner with individuals to create some of the more impressive athletic facilities in the region and, arguably, the nation. It goes without saying that the softball stadium is one such facility thanks to the efforts of Frank Cyrill.

Cyrill had a vision to create one of, if not the, best softball facilities in the South, regardless of NCAA Division status. After several long hours of manual labor put in by Cyrill and head softball coach Chris Hawkins, along with the help of select other people and companies, Cyrill stadium opened in 2002.

The stadium was constructed in stages as the field, dugouts, concrete seating area, and lights were installed first for the 2002 season. The press box was completed for the 2004 season, while stadium seating, not pictured below but soon to be illustrated, was completed in December of 2004. The result of Cyrill's vision and commitment to the University is Cyrill Stadium, one of the best college softball stadiums around.

Cyrill Stadium has received numerous awards since its completion. The facility earned the 2006 NFCA/TURFACE National Field Maintenance Award and was named the Sports Turf Manager's 2006 College Softball Field of the Year. In December of 2003, Cyrill Stadium was honored with a regional TURFACE Field Maintenance Award.

Ticket Information

 
Adults $5
Children (ages 5-18) $3
Non-Upstate students with valid ID $1
Upstate students/faculty with valid ID Free
Upstate faculty and staff members are entitled to one free general admission ticket per game with a valid Upstate ID. Additional tickets can be purchased at face value of the additional tickets.  


Directions To Cyrill Stadium

From I-85 in either direction – Use Exit 72 on to U.S. 176 towards Spartanburg. Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. Continue on East Campus Boulevard to its end at a stop sign. Make a left onto North Campus Boulevard. Proceed through one stop sign and Cyrill Stadium's Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the right.

From I-26 in either direction – exit on to I-85 northbound, and follow the above directions. Using I-85 instead of Business I-85 is the preferable route.

From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 northbound – Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go right at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. Continue on East Campus Boulevard to its end at a stop sign. Make a left onto North Campus Boulevard. Proceed through one stop sign and Cyrill Stadium's Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the right.

From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 southbound – Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. Continue on East Campus Boulevard to its end at a stop sign. Make a left onto North Campus Boulevard. Proceed through one stop sign and Cyrill Stadium's Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the right.

From Business I-85 northbound – Use Exit 5-B, Milliken Road. Proceed along the frontage road parallel to Business I-85 to the Milliken Bridge over Business I-85, and turn left crossing over Business I-85. At the three-way STOP at the end of the bridge, continue straight onto North Campus Boulevard into campus. Pass through one stop sign after arriving on campus and Cyrill Stadium's Parking Lot is the first lot on the right.

From Business I-85 southbound – Use Exit 6, SC 9. Proceed along the frontage road for approximately 1/2 mile being careful not to re-enter Business 85. Turn right at the Milliken Bridge and follow North Campus Boulevard to the campus. Pass through one stop sign after arriving on campus and Cyrill Stadium's Parking Lot is the first lot on the right.

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