• Greenville, South Carolina (map)

Soccer is the 2nd-fastest growing sport in America, with an extraordinarily diverse fan and player base that crosses genders, cultures, ages, income levels and nationalities. The Greenville Triumph, the Upstate’s pro soccer expansion team which was announced less than a year ago, has chosen Legacy Early College’s field to play its first 2 seasons. The team has built a 4,100-person stadium around the pitch, in time for the home opener on April 6th. Team owners Joe Erwin and Shannon Wilbanks will share with us, the very latest on the team, community impact, the future stadium, their award-winning coach (National Soccer Hall of Fame member John Harkes), player recruitment and what they’re doing to help re-introduce Greenville’s west side to the upstate.

Optional Dinner at Sassafrass Southern Bistro after the program.