Sports Guide

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Anderson County is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Upstate of South Carolina. We are between Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC on Interstate 85. Anderson offers sports venues, meeting space and facilities of a larger city with the Southern Charm and Hospitality of a small town!

We have something for every size sports group and many venue choices to choose from; small towns where tennis courts are in the back yards of historic homes to modern venues such as the Anderson Civic Center or Anderson Sports and Entertainment Complex.

Visit Anderson offers a professional, knowledgeable and experienced sales team to assist in locating the ideal venue for your event, sports groups or meetings. Our team will assist with securing group accommodations, scheduling site inspections, locating vendors and other planning assistance. We are excited to welcome your sports group to Anderson County!

Once your day is done, the play begins! There is so much to enjoy in Anderson any time of year. With the areas mild climate, enjoy a boat ride on beautiful Lake Hartwell, have a fun at the skating rink, bowling alley, have a farm to table meal at a variety of our local restaurants and enjoy shopping at the many local boutiques or outdoor supply store.

Visit Anderson wants to make you feel right at home!

AU Softball Complex

Sports Services

Past Groups Anderson has Hosted

  • Welcome Table & Information Booth
  • Site visits to local venues and fields
  • Contacting area hotels on your behalf to obtain room rates and set up room blocks
  • Assistance planning family tours and off site convention events
  • Welcome Bags
  • Dine Around assistance and bookings
  • Catering arrangements
  • Arrangement for Technology Equipment and Support
  • After Hours Activities, Socials, Recreation and Guided Tours
  • Referrals to companies in our area providing services that you may require
  • Assistance in generating news media coverage for your event by utilizing press releases
  • Arranging for community leaders to welcome your group to the Anderson community
  • Assistance in arranging transportation for your sporting events
  • B.A.S.S.
  • Fishing League Worldwide (FLW)
  • Fishers of Men
  • SC Dixie Youth Baseball
  • Top Gun Softball all ages
  • CASA Soccer Classic
  • South Eastern Championship Bull Riding
  • Southern Goat Producers Show
  • SC Walking Horse State Championship
  • SC 4-H Horse Show
  • American Bass Anglers
  • APPALOOSA Horse Show
  • SC State High School Wrestling Championship
  • Palmetto Junior Championship Tennis Tournament
Sports Center
Boscobel Club House
Cardinal Racquet Club
Dolly Cooper Park
Garrison 2

Where to Play?

Large Sports Venues

Ashtabula Historic House c. 1825

The Piazza Outdoor Space

Ballyhoo Petting Zoo


Barn at Sitton Hill

Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina

The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina, named in honor of the late Senator T. Ed and Juanita Garrison’s son, is an organization dedicated to South Carolina’s agricultural heritage. Our goal is to spread knowledge of agriculture, and its impact on our state’s economy and culture; past, present and future. Our interpretation ranges from historic practices and artifacts, to the Future of Agriculture, and how sustainable, local agriculture is experiencing a resurgance in our state. In addition, Phase 2 work (2013-2014) will expand the museum to include outdoor educational components, teaching gardens and outdoor classroom space. Join us for a one of a kind experience, whether an individual or group, and “Come Grow With Us!”

Bay 3 Artisan Gallery

Baymont Inn

Join us at our Baymont Inn & Suites Anderson Clemson hotel. Accessible from I-85, we help you explore the Electric City. Clemson University, Lake Hartwell, and the downtown historic district are nearby. Business travelers will be near Milliken, Michelin, Electrolux, and Bosch. Anderson Area Medical Center and Anderson University are within reach.

Belle Beauty

Belton Center for the Arts

The vision of Belton Center for the Arts is to encourage and stimulate the education, practice and appreciation of the arts. The Belton Center for the Arts provides seven exhibits each year and offers art classes for children and adults.

Belton Community Recreation Center

Basketball Court Volleyball Court Weight Room Fitness Studio 3 Bathrooms Handicap Accessible

Small Sports Venues

Abney Park/Terry Martin Field

Anderson County Parks

Anderson Motor Speedway

Belton Community Recreation Center

Basketball Court Volleyball Court Weight Room Fitness Studio 3 Bathrooms Handicap Accessible

Bill Hopkins

Brookdale Soccer Field

Fall baseball and Softball Cheerleading Restrooms

Dale Martin Complex

5 Baseball/Softball/T-Ball Fields Bleachers Dugouts

Dixie Youth Franchise

2 Baseball Fields Batting Cage Press Box Restrom Parking Lot

Dolly Cooper Park

9 mile paddle from Dolly Cooper to Piedmont 15 mile paddle from Dolly Cooper to Timmerman Jr. Kayak launch Disc Golf Parking Kayak Launch

Iva Ball Field

4 Fields Concession Stands Restrooms Parking Lot Bleachers Score Board PA System

JC Ballpark

12.5 acres Picnic Tables Shelter Rentals Restrooms Pond for Fishing

Leda Poore Park

25 Acres 6 Hard Tennis Courts Softball Field Baseball Field Soccer Field Restrooms Baseball Tower Concession Stand Multi-Purpose Field Pine Lake Golf Club – Adult League

Palmetto Soccer Club

Large Field (subdivides into 2) Restrooms Lit Fields

Pendleton Recreation Department

Veterans Park 3 Picnic Shelters Playground Softball Field 2 Baseball Fields Batting Cages Restrooms Concession Stands

Wren Youth Assocation

Softball Field 3 Baseball Fields Basketball Cheerleading Football Flag Football Volleyball

Where to Shop and Eat

Anderson has the best BBQ in the state, so it’s no wonder that we have Youtube videos telling our BBQ tales and a BBQ tour brochure! If you like to EAT, you’ve come to the RIGHT PLACE!! Anderson has the best of everything, BBQ, Grit's, Tomato Pie, Chicken & Biscuits and more… hungry yet?? Oh, yea.. did I mention Anderson’s Breweries and Distilleries? Come hang out at the local Breweries and sample the local favorites, take a tour of the first legal Moonshine Distillery in the State; Palmetto Moonshine!

Have some free time in between sessions? Shop local in Downtown Anderson! Walk up and down Main Street to find local merchants selling art, antiques, kitchen supplies, Wine, boutiques and much more! Grady’s is a local outfitter that sells everything from fishing gear to mountain bikes. Stop by there to be fitted for Simms gear, Costa sunglasses, and Columbia fishing shirts. Anderson has it’s the BIG CITY with a Small Town Feel!

Got a craving?

Shop until you drop?