A new Greenville Triumph stadium is in the works, as lead owner Joe Erwin has been talking with developers about a plan for a new facility to replace the team’s current home, Legacy Early College Field.
Team ownership is working to make sure everyone knows the USL League One squad is committed to Greenville; besides discussing the possibility of a new team home, the Triumph signed head coach John Harkes to a new three-year through the end of the 2023 season. Plus, the timing is good: there’s lots of new development in Greenville as a whole. From the Greenville Post and Courier:
Greenville Triumph SC, entering its third season in USL League One, has been in talks with seven different project developers about where the team’s next home might be, Erwin told The Post and Courier. The site of the new stadium will be announced at some point later this year. The Triumph currently play at Legacy Early College Field on East Bramlett Road.
“We think where we stand today as League One champions with a firm base beneath us, we have a long way to go, and we’re just scratching the surface,” he said….
While working on a new stadium, Erwin said the club will play this season at Legacy Early College in West Greenville, where a number of developments, including renovation of former mills, are emerging. The current home is limited in expansion capability, and the school gets first priority on use of the field, a challenge that will only increase as the club’s presence grows, Erwin said.
We should see plenty of news this year on the USL League One facilities front: Besides a new Greenville Triumph stadium, there are facility plans floating around both for League One and USL Championship teams.