While Greenville is a great place to get out and enjoy participating in a variety of sports and activities, sometimes there's nothing more fun than passing through a turnstile and settling into the stands to watch the a game or two. No matter what your passion—from baseball to hockey, college to pro—Greenville has plenty of live sporting events to get crowds pumped up all year round.
⚾ Greenville Drive
Root, root, root for Greenville’s hometown minor league baseball team, the Greenville Drive, at Fluor Field at the West End. The team is the High-A East affiliate of the Boston Red Sox—the field even has its own “Green Monster” in left field (with 100 seats atop it!) and “Sweet Caroline” is sung in the 8th inning. Their mascot is a cute frog named Reedy Rip’It, and the stadium features a playground, excellent food, and holds 6,700 patrons. Fans love the Friday night fireworks and watching kids run the bases after Sunday games.
🏒 Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Ice hockey in Greenville, South Carolina? You better believe it! Get into the action of a fast-paced hockey game at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and cheer for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Be sure to visit the Hop Shop, get a selfie with Stomper, and Chuck-a-Puck (or carrot) out on to the ice! The team is affiliated with the Florida Panthers of the NHL and the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.
⚽ Greenville Triumph
A recent addition to Greenville’s spectator sport must-watch list is the Greenville Triumph, part of the professional United Soccer League (USL). The team plays at Furman University's Paladin Stadium and watching a match is the perfect family-friendly opportunity to keep up with the excitement of fútbol, but take heed—Triumph fans are as excitable as they come, and the longer you stay at a game, you may just become one of them.
⚽ Greenville Liberty
Beginning in May 2022, Greenville's very own women’s soccer team, Greenville Liberty is now part of the United Soccer League’s (USL) W League. Liberty is one of eight founding teams of the new W league and plays at Furman University's Paladin Stadium.
🏀 It’s official! Greenville will once again play host to the 2023 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship - Regional Round, the 2023, 2024 & 2025 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament, and the first and second rounds of the 2026 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. All events occur in March and are held at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
🏈 And if you’re here in autumn, you may notice that leaves aren’t the only things turning orange. When the Clemson Tigers take the field at Death Valley stadium—just 40 minutes southwest of Greenville—it seems like all of Greenville turns orange to cheer for the nationally ranked team. If, however, you’re not into orange, but want to catch some local collegiate sports, there are plenty of other options. Furman, Bob Jones, and North Greenville Universities all boast multiple teams with multiple opportunities to catch a great game.
Join the journey towards the Kelly Cup with family-friendly entertainment!
Greenville Triumph Soccer Club is a testament to the community’s indomitable spirit.
The Upstate's pre-professional women's soccer team playing in the USL W League