27 Mar Upstate Teams to Cheer On This Spring!
Whether you’re a sports fanatic or just looking for a fun event to attend, the Upstate has a growing number of local teams you can support this spring. Here’s your guide to cheering on the Upstate’s teams.
Don’t delay – it’s not too late to see a game on the ice.
Swamp Rabbits Hockey
Schedule: Only six home games remain on March 28, March 29, March 31, April 3, April 5, and April 6. See the schedule + get tickets here: www.swamprabbits.com
Venue: Bon Secours Wellness Arena (650 N Academy Street Greenville, SC)
League: South Division of the ECHL’s Eastern Conference
What to Wear: Swamp Rabbit fans rock navy blue, orange, gold, silver, and white! Clear bags only.
Bonus Tip: Don’t miss this Fan Zone FAQs on how to participate in contests on the ice, get a birthday message on the board, plan your proposal (or prom-posal), and more: www.swamprabbits.com/en/fan-zone/faq
Soccer fans, rejoice! This year is the inaugural season for both the Greenville Triumph and Greenville FC.
Greenville Triumph Soccer
Schedule: Opening night kicks off on April 6 vs. Lansing, and the final home game is scheduled for September 27 against Orlando. Click here to see the full schedule + purchase tickets: www.greenvilletriumph.com
Venue: Legacy Early College (900 Woodside Ave Greenville, SC)
League: United Soccer League (USL) One
What to Wear: Team colors are green and navy blue. A clear bag policy is in effect.
Bonus Tip: Learn the chants and join the supporters’ group, the Reedy River Riot, here: www.reedyriverriot.com
Greenville FC Soccer
Schedule: The first home game against Asheville City SC is on May 11, and the final home game is on July 6 vs. Chattanooga FC. See the full season + buy tickets here: www.gvlfc.com
Venue: Sirrine Stadium (100 Cleveland Street Greenville, SC)
League: National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)
What to Wear: Make sure to sport green and gold.
Bonus Tip: Sign up for the supporters’ newsletter here for news and prizes: www.gvlfc.com/supporters
Head to the West End for some baseball before the temperatures become scorching to cheer on the Drive.
Greenville Drive Baseball
Schedule: Hear “Sweet Caroline” as the Drive face off against the West Virginia Power on April 4. Games continue through the August 29 match-up vs. the Augusta Green Jackets. Click here to see the schedule + purchase seats: www.greenvilledrive.com
Venue: Fluor Field at the West End (945 S. Main Street Greenville, SC)
League: Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and a member of the South Atlantic League
What to Wear: Like the Red Sox, red, navy blue, and white are your go-to colors. Don’t forget about Fluor Field’s clear bag policy.
Bonus Tip: Check out mascot Reedy Rip’it the frog on Instagram at @reedyripit to start getting in the spirit.
Get your glimpse of Luke Kuechly and your other Panthers favorites in Spartanburg at training camp.
Carolina Panthers Football Training Camp
Schedule: Training Camp runs from July 26 through August 13. Click here for the details: www.panthers.com/schedule/training-camp
Venue: Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC)
League: National Football League, Conference South Division
What to Wear: Get out your black, “Panther blue,” and silver – and sunscreen (it will be hot)!
Bonus Tip: Come on July 26 from 4:00 – 6:30 PM for the Kickoff Party, featuring on-field performances by the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion, and the Black & Blue Crew!
No matter your sport of choice, we can all cheer on Team Upstate!