Spirit Communications Park to host high school football games

Spirit Communications Park to host high school football games
Spirit Communications Park (Source: Columbia Fireflies)
Spirit Communications Park (Source: Columbia Fireflies)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Columbia Fireflies are sharing their home field with some Midlands-area high school football teams. Three high school football games will be played at Spirit Communications Park this season as part of the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Orthopedics Pigskin in the Park Series.

  • Friday, September 9: Ridge View vs. Fairfield Central
  • Friday, October 7: A.C. Flora vs. Chapin
  • Thursday, October 20: Gray Collegiate Academy vs. Eau Claire

The Fireflies close their inaugural season Labor Day. Then the team grounds crew will begin to transition the field from baseball to football. The field dimensions of Spirit Communications Park allow for the football field to run parallel to the first base line, offering thousands of seats along the west sideline and in both end zones.

"We designed Spirit Communications Park as a multi-sport venue, and we're excited to showcase high school football in 2016," said Fireflies Team President John Katz. "The Fireflies are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide these student-athletes with a first-class game day experience as they take the field this fall."

The Fireflies have a limited number of available dates for Midlands high schools to relocate 2016 games to Spirit Communications Park. Interested athletic directors may contact Jaime Tamsin at 803-726-4487, or via email.

Tickets for the high school football games will be $7 – with almost all of the ticket revenue going back to the host school – and will be available on game days at Spirit Communications Park.

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