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Upward Star Center – Tournaments and Events

Upward Star Center – Tournaments and Events

With over 100,000 square feet of indoor space and over 60 acres of outdoor fields & and volleyball courts, we are the premier


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Spartanburg High School – Tournaments and Events

Main Athletic Fields
Football/Lacrosse/Soccer events are played on this state of art synthetic MONDO Ecofill MF FTS playing field. Installed in 2009 it has all weather playing capabilities and its own self contain water irrigation system to cool the playing surface during extremely hot weather. Amenities include concessions, restrooms, press box, digital wireless scoreboard with included Sportsound 1000 system, and seating for 1000. This complex is illuminated with Musco’s Light‐Structure Green Sports Lighting System.

Viking Track
Constructed in 2009 this world class MondoTrack FTX surface is the same track surface that was used in the Beijing Olympic Games 2008 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. Track facility contains 8 world class lanes, Lynx MVP fully automatic timing system, two jump pits, pole vault, and high jump areas. This complex is illuminated with Musco’s Light‐Structure Green Sports Lighting System.

Upward Star Center – Tournaments and Events

With over 100,000 square feet of indoor space and over 60 acres of outdoor fields & and volleyball courts, we are the premier location for your next big tournament or event.

Dorman High School Arena

The Paul M. Dorman High School multipurpose Arena and Football Stadium are among the best in the country for high schools and rivals those at many colleges. Featuring 10,000 seats, the stadium risers are cast-in-place concrete, on grade, with a grass bank for extra seating.

The Arena accommodates 3,000 spectators and only requires 14 rows of seating from the playing court. Site lines are therefore excellent, and special lighting provides coverage that is completely even in intensity. Special features include a sophisticated digital video-sound system for assemblies and concerts with excellent acoustics and a running track around the area’s upper perimeter.

Wofford College – Gibbs Stadium

Prior to the 1996 season, the Wofford football team played home games at Synder Field. The first football game was played at Synder Field in 1930, with lights installed for the 1948 season. With the move to NCAA Division I, a new football facility was a priority. Gibbs Stadium seats approximately 8,500 in grandstands, while an additional 4,500 seats are available in both endzones. The south endzone, known as the Verandah Lot, has become prime tailgating space for donors to the Terrier Club.

In 2010, Wofford College and Capturion Network installed a new LED video board at Gibbs Stadium. The new video board took the place of the original scoreboard in the north endzone. The video board is a gift from Jimmy and Marsha Gibbs.

Overall, the LED board ise 57 feet wide and 22 feet tall, making it one of the 30 largest video boards in all of college football. The overall size of the entire unit, including sound system and advertising panels, is 57 feet by 30 feet tall. The football display system uses Capturion’s newest P22 Discrete LED technology using 22mm full color LED with a 784×308 pixel matrix. The technology and its control system allows for complete flexibility in programming, operating as single giant display or divided into multiple zones (windows) to show a wide variety of statistics, information, graphics, animation, and live and recorded video. In addition to the video board, the project also includes a new sound system for Gibbs Stadium.

The press box includes two radio booths, a television booth, scoreboard control room, plus two coaches boxes. A crows nest for videographers is also provided. On the second level, the Mungo Room is a hospitality suite that is available as the President’s Box on gameday and is used throughout the year as a meeting room.

Architects for Gibbs Stadium were McMillan, Smith and Partners, while M.B. Kahn Construction was the general contractor. The overall budget for the project was approximately $4.5 million.

The facility was made possible with a gift from the Gibbs Foundation, along with support from federal economic development grants and Spartanburg County School District 7. Gibbs Stadium is the home of Wofford football, along with Spartanburg High School football. During the summer the facility has been used by the Carolina Panthers for training camp.