Wofford and Furman have the oldest rivalry in the state of South Carolina, and the two teams even played in the first football game in state history in 1889. The Terriers and Paladins long running rivalry is always a must-see event, so make sure to be in attendance when Furman comes to Spartanburg.
The Terriers have a fierce in-state rivalry with fellow SoCon The Citadel. While the rivalry may not be as old as the Terriers rivalry with Furman, there are still plenty of bragging rights on the line when these two meet.
Wofford Terriers Tailgate Guide
Wofford is home to arguably the best tailgating scene in the FCS making a trip to Spartanburg a must for any college football fan. The fans here love to tailgate, and it shows on game days as everywhere you look around campus you’ll see tents, grills, and coolers. Arrive here early and join in the fun to make the most out of your trip to Spartanburg.
One of the things that make tailgating at Wofford such an excellent experience is how friendly everyone is. Terriers fans are among some of the most welcoming tailgaters around, and even if you aren’t rooting for Wofford, you’ll make lots of new friends at the tailgate. Bring something to share and you’ll have new friends for life as everyone at Wofford is mighty friendly regardless of what team you support.
Additionally, you’ll find a lot of Wofford school pride on display when tailgating. Whether it’s the Wofford branded tents and grills or the Terrier Walk, there is no shortage of school pride on display. You’ll know exactly where you are when tailgating before a Wofford game as the fans here go all out to show off their school pride.
Finally, Wofford is home to one of the best family friendly tailgating experiences around. Not only is everyone very welcoming and friendly as mentioned the TerrierLand kids zone is one of the best kids areas you’ll find anywhere.
Wofford and its fans go all out to put on a fantastic tailgating experience, so get here early and enjoy the tailgating scene to get the full Wofford game day experience.
Make sure to check out the Terrier Walk before the game. The Terrier Walk provides you the opportunity to give some last minute support to the team as they make their way to the stadium accompanied by the spirit squads. There is no better way to get into the Wofford game day spirit than the Terrier Walk, so don’t miss it.
If you’re taking the kids to the game, then stop by TerrierLand. TerrierLand offers all kinds of kids activities making it the perfect place for kids to hang out before the game.
Where to tailgate
General ParkingThose of you who don’t have parking passes will want to purchase a space in either of the two general parking lots. Here you’ll be able to tailgate to your heart’s content, so arrive early and get your spot.
Lots B, C, D, F, P, and TThese lots are where you the Terrier Club members park on game days, so if you want to see the best tailgates Wofford has to offers then stop by and check them out here.
The Grill ZoneIf you want the experience of tailgating without any of the hassle, then make a reservation with The Grill Zone. The Grill Zone allows you to enjoy a catered tailgating experience inside the stadium and is a fun way to spend a game day at Wofford. Grill Zone is located inside the stadium above the North End Zone (below the American flag).
Wofford Terriers Stadium Guide
Wofford fans love football and the Terriers making a trip to Gibbs Stadium a great experience for any college football fan. Wofford fans, students, and alumni come out in high numbers to support their team as you’ll almost always find a packed house at Gibbs Stadium.
The fans here don’t just show up they also do an amazing job of getting behind their team. Even when the Terriers are struggling, you’ll still hear lots of cheers and chants coming from the stands. The Wofford faithful have to be especially vocal in their support of the Terriers since unlike other school’s Wofford doesn’t have a marching band.
In addition to incredible fan support, Wofford also boasts one of the nicest stadiums to take in a football game at in the SoCon. The stand here offer excellent sight lines, and Gibbs Stadium is also home to one of the largest video boards in the FCS at 1,485 sq ft. You won’t miss any of the action here thanks to the great sight lines and fantastic video board.
Lastly, make sure to enjoy the picturesque setting that Wofford provides. The campus is gorgeous and depending on when you come you’ll get to see lots of beautiful fall foliage during your trip.
Wofford is an excellent place to take in a college football game, so start planning your trip to Spartanburg today.
If you want to watch the game in a unique way, then check out Hardee’s Hill. Hardee’s Hill is located between the field and the scoreboard and is a fun place to gather with friends and take in the game. You’ll even see kids sledding down it on cardboard during the game creating a fun feel.
Make sure to check out the plaque celebrating the Back of the College neighborhood outside Gate 2. The plaque is a tribute to the predominantly black neighborhood that was once part of the college as well as Reverend A.W. Cumming’s contributions to the community over the years.
In addition to Blitz III Wofford has two costumed mascots, Boss and Terri. These two get into all kinds of shenanigans at games and do a great job of pumping up the crowd, so don’t miss them during your visit to Gibbs Stadium.