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includes the County University Soccer Stadium, Spartanburg County Youth
Soccer Fields, Cleveland S. Harley Baseball Park, The Cyrill Softball Stadium,
the Tennis Complex and the proposed site of a track and field facility. The
Howell Complex attracts a greater number of students and the public to
Cyrill Stadium. The Cyrill Stadium, named for University supporter Frank
Cyrill, opened in 2002. The stadium features a playing field, dugouts,
stadium seating and a press box. It has received numerous awards since its
completion, the most recent being the 2015 College Softball Field of the
Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association.
Harley Baseball Park. The Cleveland S. Harley Baseball Park opened for its
first doubleheader on February 1, 2004 and features a playing field, dugouts,
practice area, stadium seating, lights and a press box. The facility is named
for one of the University’s founders who was a successful businessman and
a strong supporter of education.
Soccer Stadium. 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. The Soccer Stadium has been the site of NCAA Tournament
games in 2002 and 2003. In addition, the facility, along with the youth soccer
fields, has hosted national and regional ODP camps as well as the Canadian
Women's National Team. The facility earned the 2006 Sports Turf Managers
College Soccer Field of the Year in South Carolina.
Tennis Complex. The Tennis Complex is a lighted, 12-court facility that was
completed in 2005. The tennis clubhouse offers locker rooms for the men's
and women's teams, the tennis office, and restroom facilities.
Intramural Field. The Intramural Field accommodates intramural sports,
club sports, open recreation, and various special event activities.
Outdoor Recreational Facilities. A 1.3-mile passage of the Palmetto Trail
begins at the Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex and leads into a wooded forest
on the banks of the Lawson’s Fork Creek. Only hikers and bikers may use this
section of the trail. Several other trails wind through the campus and more
are currently under development. The USC Upstate Challenge Course seeks
to give students the opportunity to sharpen interpersonal skills through the
facilitation of various activities and groups. Other recreation sites include
intramural fields adjacent to the Palmetto House, five fields used primarily
for recreational soccer located on the west side of the campus, and an 18
hole disc golf course located across the street from the Rampey Center.
University Readiness Center. Opened in 2003, this 50,000-square-foot
facility is situated on a 12-acre site on the northern side of the campus. It
provides office space for the South Carolina National Guard, multi-purpose
meeting space, classrooms, hospitality rooms, full kitchen facilities and
dressing rooms for athletic teams using the Louis P. Howell Athletics Complex.
Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center. The Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus
Life Center is the hub of student life activity.
Opened in 1995, it houses Dining Services, Student Affairs, Counseling
Services, Disability Services, student organization offices, student publication
offices, several meeting rooms, a computer lab and an automated teller
machine. A large ballroom, overlooking the beautiful Susan Jacobs
Arboretum, is often used for receptions and other events.
Roël Garden Pavilion. The Dr. Lawrence E. Roël Garden Pavilion is housed in
the Susan Jacobs Arboretum and serves the campus as an outdoor classroom
during the day with opportunities for recreational use in the evenings and
Susan B. Jacobs Arboretum. The 12-acre arboretum, named for Susan B.
Jacobs who is a graduate of The Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate,
is located north of the Sansbury Campus Life Center along Pollywood Creek.
It features a 300-seat amphitheater, the Roël Pavilion, lighted walkways, and
foliage indigenous to the area. The Arboretum serves as the center of gravity
for campus life and student activities and provides a place for relaxation, for
the enjoyment and advancement of academic studies, for contemplation
and reflection, and for cultural, social and entertainment events.
Peace Park. The beautiful six-acre Upstate Rotary International Peace
Park is a place to relax, contemplate, watch, wish and pray for peace and
understanding. Dedicated in April 2008, future plans for the park include
boardwalks, walking paths, a conifer collection, shrub roses and ornamental
Smith Farmhouse. The Smith Farmhouse is the oldest structure on the
USC Upstate campus. Before this land was developed for USC Upstate, it
was farmland and this house was used by the owners.
Today it has been totally renovated and is used to house the athletic offices
for facilities, soccer, golf, cross country, and track and field. To accommodate
the five Spartanburg County Youth Soccer Fields that are next to the
Farmhouse, a wrap-around deck for vending concessions, walkways and
exterior restrooms were added.
Health Services. Health Services offers health care and education to all
enrolled students on an outpatient basis. A nurse practitioner is available
on a full-time basis by appointment.
A variety of informational health care flyers and brochures are available. In
keeping with the university's metropolitan focus, Health Services strives to
provide excellent health promotion programs, which emphasize coordination
and interface with resources in the surrounding communities. It is located
on University Way near Valley Falls Road.
University Public Safety. The USC Upstate Public Safety Department strives
to provide a safe, secure, and peaceful environment for students, staff, faculty,
and visitors. It is located on North Campus Boulevard near Valley Falls Road.
Facilities Management. The facilities management building centralizes all
components of facilities management (i.e., building maintenance, grounds
maintenance, custodial services, capital planning, construction management,
and administrative offices) into one facility, as opposed to several facilities
scattered across the campus.
The University purchased and renovated a button and compressor building
to create this 17,500 square foot maintenance, grounds and custodial center.
In addition to the facility, 6.7 acres, contiguous with the north campus, were