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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.