Three Soccer Matches to be Played as Scheduled Thursday
Nov. 16, 2016
All three NCAA soccer matches, scheduled for Stone Stadium on Thursday, November 17, will be played as scheduled, it was announced today.
The air quality for Thursday has been upgraded to a Code Orange alert (Unhealthy for sensitive groups) from a Code Red alert (Unhealthy) that was in effect today, according to the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC).
Numerous large wildfires continue to burn within the Southern Appalachian Mountain region (in western North Carolina, northwestern South Carolina, north Georgia, and eastern Tennessee). These fires are producing large smoke plumes, and the smoke is expected to create unhealthy breathing conditions where the smoke is most concentrated. Smoke from these fires can irritate the eyes and respiratory system, as well as aggravate or exacerbate chronic heart and lung diseases. South Carolina DHEC recommends that individuals with respiratory health issues limit time spent outdoors to avoid the smoke.
The South Carolina men’s soccer team will host Mercer at 1 pm at Stone Stadium in a first round NCAA matchup. The BYU and Oklahoma women will take the pitch at 4 pm in a second round NCAA Tournament match, followed by South Carolina and Colorado at 7 pm.
Gates open at noon on Thursday at Stone Stadium. Tickets are $8 (adults) and $5 (youth). Cash only will be accepted for payment.