Built in 2005, Pepsi Stadium is the home of North Greenville lacrosse and soccer. The stadium was originally intended solely for men's and women's soccer. That changed in 2014 when men's and women's lacrosse were added at NGU. Pepsi Stadium was the host site of the men's and women's 2017 Conference Carolinas Lacrosse Tournament.

 

History

Prior to 2005, home soccer games were played at three different locations throughout the school's history. During North Greenville's junior college days, games were played at the intramural field near Ashmore Field, North Greenville's baseball facility. The intramural soccer field was much smaller than regulation size. When NGU joined the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), games were moved to the outfield of Ashmore Field in order to be closer to regulation size. In 2000, renovations were made to Ashmore Field, and an agreement was made to move home soccer games to Greer City Stadium in nearby Greer, SC. The stadium hosted North Greenville soccer from 2001 until 2004.

 

Construction of NGU's athletic complex began in 2004 and was completed in 2005, which included Pepsi Stadium. North Greenville soccer finally had a much-needed new home. The first game at the stadium was played on August 27, 2005 against Southern Wesleyan University.

The stadium remained in its original status until 2009, when the lighting system was installed. Pior to the field having lights, the majority of men's soccer games began around 5:00 PM, so darkness would become an issue in games that went into overtime.

In 2014, the natural grass was replaced with the current Sports Turf playing surface, which was installed by Sportscapes Construction. The current Nevco scoreboard replaced the original one in 2015.

In 2017, a press box was added to the field. The box is currently a work-in-progress and will receive several upgrades in the near future.

 

 

Future

 A new lacrosse/soccer fieldhouse is planned that will feature locker rooms, a study room, athlete lounge, and coach offices.

 

Last Updated: November 30, 2017