About Founders Park
Unveiled in 2009, the $35-plus million facility has a capacity of 8,242 fans and is the crown jewel among baseball stadiums across the nations. South Carolina has ranked among the top three in the nation in total attendance in five consecutive years, including a mark of 250,057 last season as well as a season-high 6,049 season tickets sold last year.
The stadium was opened on February 21, 2009, with a 13–0 South Carolina victory over Duquesne with 8,153 fans in attendance, a record crowd for a Gamecock home game. The ceremonial first pitches were thrown by USC President Dr. Harris Pastides and former Gamecock baseball coaches Bobby Richardson and June Raines. Darius Rucker, lead singer for Hootie and the Blowfish and USC alumnus, sang the National Anthem.
On May 21, 2010, a stadium record crowd of 8,242 attended a game against Florida; the record has been equaled many times since. The highest attendance for a three-game weekend series (24,726) was set from April 15–17, 2011, as the Gamecocks hosted #1 Vanderbilt and won the series two games to one.
- Opened: 2009
- Capacity: 8,242
- Surface: 419 Bermuda Turf Grass
The brand-new player lounge gives the team a chance to unwind before and after practice and games while still being in Founders Park. The lounge features a ping-pong table, multiple TV's for watching games or playing video games, couches and chairs to relax in and graphics that highlights the program's great moments.