Greenville Triumph SC pitches new USL League One/W stadium

Proposed Greenville Triumph stadium

Greenville Triumph SC Chairman and Lead Owner Joe Erwin unveiled plans for a 8,100-capacity stadium for USL League One and USL W League teams as well as other events as part of a larger Maudlin (S.C.) development.

Maudlin is located in Greenville County, just outside Greenville.

The $38.6 million stadium would be owned by Greenville County and anchor a new Bridgeway Station development, a $150-million, 38-acre mixed-use retail, office, residential and entertainment complex. It would be located on a six-acre site adjacent to Interstate 385, operated by Greenville Triumph SC and serve as the club’s new headquarters. The goal is for the Triumph ownership host up to 150 soccer matches, athletic events, concerts, festivals and community events annually. As a hub for soccer in the Upstate region of South Carolina, the proposed stadium would have the ability to host youth, high school, NCAA, professional and international soccer matches. It is designed to be expandable to 12,000 seats in a second phase of development.

“We have been in ongoing discussions with Mauldin City Council and Greenville County Council members regarding a site for a proposed multi-use stadium,” Erwin said in a press statement. “We look forward to continuing to provide information, answering their questions and listening to their ideas.”

Funding for the stadium would come from the existing hospitality tax revenue, not from any general tax funds. Triumph SC would provide the six-acre site valued at $6 million, an additional $1.75 million in stadium seating and pay $350,000 annually in a 30-year lease. According to the Clemson University Regional Economic Analysis Laboratory, the estimated economic impact of the stadium project would exceed $270.4 million and create 350 to 400 jobs during its initial decade of operation.

If approved, construction would begin this spring and opening could happen ahead of the 2023 League One season.

The project was presented to Greenville County Council’s Finance Committee yesterday, which postponed a vote and will instead work out details of a lease.

Renderings courtesy USL.

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