So you are planning on traveling to the midlands of South Carolina and have some time to catch a sporting event while you’re in town, Columbia and the surrounding areas have many sporting events to attend depending on the time of year. In this article, we break down Sporting Events in The Midlands.

South Carolina Gamecocks Sports

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South Carolina Gamecocks Football

Who doesn’t love college sports? Ok well maybe some of you don’t but if you do, Williams Brice Stadium is a magical experience to take in. The atmosphere is always electric inside the stadium that seats more than 80,000 screaming fans. USC also has other amazing sports to watch from their elite baseball team to their basketball teams. If you are in Columbia, check the Gamecocks sports schedule to plan your visit.

Columbia Fireflies

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Columbia Fireflies, Columbia, SC

The Columbia Fireflies are a popular minor league baseball team in the Midlands of South Carolina. Some of you may have heard of the team from Tim Tebow playing there in 2017. Tim Tebow has since moved on from the Fireflies but the team is still playing in front of packed crowds. There is nothing better than going to a baseball game during a warm summer night and enjoying a hot dog and cold beverage. Check the Fireflies schedule to plan your visit.

SC United Bantams

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SC United Bantams

If soccer is more your speed, be sure to check out an SC United Bantams game during their season. Although soccer is not as popular here than in some countries, the Bantams still have a large following in the Midlands.

Lexington County Blowfish

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Lexington County Blowfish Field

The Lexington County Blowfish are a collegiate summer league team with some of the top talents in college baseball. You can catch a home game at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium. The Blowfish are in the coastal plains division and play other collegiate summer league teams.


We hope this article gives you a few options for sporting events to attend next time you are in Columbia. If you have any suggestions on anything we should add to this list, please email