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The Reservation- a top sports venue

The Reservation, the iconic home of the Gaffney High football team, is ranked among the state’s Top 25 sports venues, according to the Post and Courier.

This won’t come as a surprise to any Gaffney High football fans – The Reservation, home of their beloved Indians, is among the state’s Top 25 sports venues, according to a list compiled by a Charleston newspaper.

The Post and Courier asked 12 sports media types to compile a list of South Carolina’s sports venues.

The criteria included a must-see for South Carolinians or visitors, nationally recognized within its sport, renowned throughout the state and a sure hit if new. That means what happens inside and around the venue is part of the draw.

The Reservation came in at No. 19.

The $8 million stadium opened in 2008. It was designed by the Spartanburg architectural firm McMillan Smith, which also designed the Dorman High and Wofford College football stadiums.

The article described it as “Home of the Gaffney High School Indians (and also Limestone College football), an 8,250-seat stadium opened in 2008 with a team room overlooking an end zone and on-field seating for the band.

“I once wrote that I’d feel safe robbing a bank in Gaffney Friday night since the entire city – and every police officer – was at the game,” said Andy Solomon, a former Limestone College and Gaffney Ledger employee.

The Reservation was among three high school stadiums to make the list, including Dorman’s Cavalier Stadium at No. 13 and Summerville’s John McKissick Field at No. 25.

The Ocean Course (Kiawah Island) topped the list. The article said, “You don’t have to love golf to appreciate seascapes, dunes and coastal marsh.”

Clemson’s Death Valley is No. 2, while South Carolina’s Founder’s Field, home of the Gamcock baseball team is ranked No. 3. Volvo Car Stadium, Harbour Town Golf Links, Darlington Raceway, Fluor Field, Williams-Brice Stadium, Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium, MUSC Health Stadium round out the top 10.

The list includes No. Springs Brooks Stadium, Joseph P. Riley Park, Cavalier Stadium, Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Colonial Life Arena, SRP Park, Paladin Stadium, Spirit Communications Park, The Reservation, and Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.

The entire article can be viewed at /the-top-sports-venues-in-south-carolina-

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