Built in 2005, Younts Stadium is the home of North Greenville football. The stadium is named after Melvin and Dollie Younts, who were major donors for the athletic complex. The stadium's capacity of 4500 is the largest of all athletic facilities at NGU. Younts Stadium has hosted two NCAA Playoff games and three NCCAA Victory Bowl games. In 2016, an attendance record of 5,435 was set when an away game against The Citadel was moved to Tigerville for safety reasons in response to Hurricane Irma.

 

History

In the late '90s and early 2000s, North Greenville's home football games were played at Eastside High School in Taylors, SC. In 2004, construction started on North Greenville's athletic complex, which until 2014 only consisted of Younts Stadium, Pepsi Stadium (soccer), Hendricks Athletic Center, and two practice fields. Contruction of the complex was completed in 2005, and on August 27, 2005 NGU played its first ever on-campus football game against the University of Virginia at Wise.

Younts Stadium has seen its share of updates in recent years. In 2014, the natural grass field was replaced with a Sports Turf playing surface, which was installed by Sportscapes Construction. The original scoreboard was replaced with the current Nevco scoreboard in 2015.

 

Future

Starting in 2018, Younts stadium will feature premium tailgating spots above the west endzone hillside.

 

 

Last Updated: November 15, 2017