The Florence RedWolves, in conjunction with the City of Florence announced today they will be moving to a new 1,600-seat stadium at the City of Florence Sports Complex beginning with the 2022 season.
The RedWolves' stadium lease with the city was passed 8-0 in its first vote at Monday's city council meeting clearing the path for the team to move from Francis Marion University's Sparrow Stadium, where they have played for the last seven years to their new, permanent home. The lease is initially for 10 years with two mutual five-year options to extend the lease.
"We are thrilled to be working with the city on such a unique, state-of-the-art stadium for the RedWolves," team owner Kevin Barth said. "Dr. Carter and Francis Marion University have been terrific partners for the last seven years but this finally gives us the opportunity to have a stadium we can call our own."
The still to be named stadium will have a capacity of roughly 1,600 seats and include VIP seating, party suites, a beer garden, kids play area and group outing hospitality areas. It will be part of the City of Florence Sports Complex which will also include a 500-seat stadium for American Legion baseball and adult baseball leagues, three fields for youth baseball and a full-sized track and field stadium to host high school and college track events.
"The entire City of Florence Sports Complex is going to be a tremendous draw not only for our community but will also help us bring out of town events to Florence which will help generate tourism dollars and visitors to our local businesses," Florence Mayor Steven Wukela said. "We expect the complex to host upwards of 200 events/year and we're excited to have the RedWolves as our primary tenant."
The RedWolves also announced today priority for seating in the new stadium in 2022 will be given to fans who are season ticket or ticket package buyers during the 2021 season, the team's final campaign at Sparrow Stadium. To purchase tickets for the 2021 season and get on the priority list, click here or call the team's offices at 843-629-0700.
Click here to see a larger digital rendering of the RedWolves' new stadium.