Spartanburg Turns Tournament Planners’ Heads

Softball and track and field facilities highlight a South Carolina city that hosts national championships



Spartanburg, at the intersection of Interstates 85 and 26, is within an easy driving distance from major Southern cities like Atlanta, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Richmond, and more. And (GSP) Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport’s major airlines bring flights from across the U.S. to our backyard.

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“Spartanburg has built an exceptional facility that provides fans and teams with everything that they could dream of and more. This is truly one of the premier complexes in the United States.​”

— Chris Sebren, Director of Championships, USA Softball

John Mark Freeze

John Mark Freeze

Director of Sports Tourism Development

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Facility Spotlight

The court at Jerry Richardson Indoor Arena.


Sports Covered: Basketball, volleyball

Opened in 2017, the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium is a 123,000-square-foot facility that includes a 3,400-seat basketball arena and a 500-seat volleyball competition venue. This facility replaced Benjamin Johnson Arena and serves as the home for women’s basketball, men’s basketball and volleyball at Wofford College. Russell C. King Field is a 1,000 seat baseball stadium with natural turf. Wofford College has served as host of training camp for the Carolina Panthers since 1995.

Upward Sports Star Center


Sports Covered: Soccer, basketball, volleyball

Upward Sports the Upward Star Center, a 100,000 square foot indoor facility housing four basketball courts and eight volleyball courts.  Two regulation-size synthetic turf multi-purpose fields and four natural grass multi-purpose fields and up to four grass multi-purpose fields as well as six basketball courts, 12 full-sized volleyball courts, four lighted sand volleyball courts. This union facility features seven meeting rooms and can host an event of roughly 3,000 people indoors and 8,000 people outdoors. This massive facility is conveniently located 10 minutes from over 3,000 hotel rooms.


Sports Covered: Softball, baseball

Tyger River Park, one of the South’s premier baseball and softball tournament complexes, features 12 youth baseball/softball fields arranged in convenient four-field clusters, a championship stadium seating 600 people and with unmatched site amenities, clubhouse, concession areas, umpire changing rooms, lounge, VIP Suite, wireless internet, covered seating, two playgrounds and flat-screen TVs at each pod. Located 15 miles from downtown, Tyger River Park has hosted the USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series, NJCAA Division II Softball World Series, ASA/USA Girl’s 18 U Class A National World Series and NSA Girls Fast-Pitch Class B World Series, among other events. All fields are dirt and irrigated. Eight fields have permanent fences at 275 feet, two fields have permanent fences at 220 feet and two fields have permanent fences at 260 feet. The stadium field has a permanent 300-foot fence. Ample parking and restroom facilities are available.


Sports Covered: Track and field

The Viking Track features world-class MondoTrack FTX surface, the same track surface that was used in the Beijing Olympic Games and the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia. This premium, custom-made track has increased the optimal traction and contact area due to the irregular size and shape of the tessellation pattern and has been designed to provide the best traction between track and spikes and for a greater contact area than other track systems. This improves the athletes’ grip and performance. The track facility contains eight world-class lanes, Lynx MVP fully automatic timing system, two jump pits, pole vault and high jump areas.

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