County University Soccer Stadium

 

County University Soccer Stadium Quick Facts
Year Opened August 2001
Capacity 3,000
Turf Natural Grass / Bermuda
Men's Soccer First Goal
vs. Colorado School of Mines
8/26/2001
Men's Soccer First Goal By Tuomas Tahvanainen 8/26/2001
Men's Soccer First Win
vs. Colorado School of Mines
8/26/2001
Men's Soccer First Loss vs. Lander (2-3)
10/13/2001
Men's Soccer All-Time Record 59-25-7 (.687)
Women's Soccer First Game vs. South Carolina (exhb.)
8/26/2001
Women's Soccer First Goal vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (3-1) 9/17/2001
Women's Soccer First Goal By Jennifer Walsh 9/17/2001
Women's Soccer First Win vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (3-1) 9/17/2001
Women's Soccer First Loss vs. Francis Marion (0-3)
11/3/2001
Women's Soccer All-Time Record 47-64-12 (.431)

The County University Soccer Stadium stands as an illustration of the relationship between USC Upstate and the Spartanburg community.

USC Upstate and Spartanburg County joined together to build five much-needed regulation soccer fields on University property. The fields serve as a home site for Spartanburg's youth soccer organizations. They also serve as the practice facility for USC Upstate's men's and women's soccer teams. In addition, Spartanburg County funded the $850,000 County University Soccer Stadium with the hopes of attracting regional and national youth soccer tournaments, as well as NCAA events in conjunction with USC Upstate. County University Soccer Stadium opened in August of 2001 when the Spartans took on Colorado School of Mines coached by USC Upstate Hall of Fame coach Frank Kohlenstein. USC Upstate was not a gracious host as the Spartans claimed a 1-0 victory.

Since its opening in 2001, the County University Soccer Stadium has been the site of Peach Belt Conference Tournament games for men's and women's soccer and hosted NCAA Tournament games in 2002 and 2003. In addition, the facility, along with the youth soccer fields, have hosted national and regional ODP camps as well as the Canadian Women's National Team. Recently, the soccer facilities have been the host site for the NSCAA coaching certification clinics.

The County University Soccer Stadium complex was officially completed with the opening of the University Readiness Center in May 2003. The building houses five locker rooms, a concession stand, hospitality suites, and public restrooms for the use of the men's and women's soccer programs.

Directions To County University Soccer 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 the County University Soccer Stadium's Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the right. Please do not walk through the University Readiness Center and use only the gate on the East side of the stadium.

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 the County University Soccer Stadium's Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the right. Please do not walk through the University Readiness Center and use only the gate on the East side of the stadium.

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 the County University Soccer Stadium's Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the right. Please do not walk through the University Readiness Center and use only the gate on the East side of the stadium.

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. Proceed through one stop sign and the County University Soccer Stadium's Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the right. Please do not walk through the University Readiness Center and use only the gate on the East side of the stadium.

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. Proceed through one stop sign and the County University Soccer Stadium's Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the right. Please do not walk through the University Readiness Center and use only the gate on the East side of the stadium.

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