Wofford Terriers Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: Shawn Watson

Team Mascot: Terriers

Year Opened: 1996

Capacity: 13000

City / State: Spartanburg / South Carolina

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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Wofford vs Furman

Rival Team: Furman Paladins

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.

Wofford vs The Citadel

Rival Team: The Citadel Bulldogs

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.


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Terrier Walk

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

Wofford Terriers Stadium Guide

In Game

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.

Things to check out

Hardee’s Hill

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.

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Video Board

At 1,485 sq ft, the video board at Wofford is one of the largest in the FCS. The board gives fans an incredible view of every replay and is a can’t miss part of any game at Gibbs Stadium.

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Back of the College Plaque

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.

Blitz III

Keep an eye out for Wofford’s live mascot Blitz III. Blitz III is a Boston terrier, and since making her debut 2014 has quickly become a fan favorite after taking over the role from Blitz II.

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Boss and Terri

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.

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The cheerleaders do a fantastic job of pumping up the crowd throughout the game. These talented performers lead a variety of cheers and chants, so join in and give the Terriers your support.

Fight Songs

  1. Wofford Fight Song

    Hail Wofford, Old Gold and Black
    With poise and dignity
    Prepare for a valiant attack
    To claim thy victory

    Sound the call for the battle
    Salute the flag on the pole
    Defend our founding father’s name
    By fighting for that goal!

    Hail Wofford, Old Gold and Black
    We’re proud to claim your name
    With honor and pride we attack
    Now go and win this game!

  2. Wofford College Alma Mater

    On the city’s northern border,
    Reared against the sky
    Proudly stands our Alma Mater
    As the Years go by.

    May it ever be our watchword.
    “Conquer and Prevail.”
    Hail to thee, our Alma Mater
    Dear old Wofford, hail!

    Cherished by thy sons and daughters
    Memories sweet will throng
    ‘Round our hearts, dear Alma Mater,
    As we sing thy song.

    When we from thy halls are parted,
    And life’s battle’s on,
    Thy great spirit shall inspire us
    Till eternal dawn.

Wofford Terriers Bars & Restaurants

  1. Main Street Pub

    Phase Dining Entertainment beer

    Downtown Spartanburg pub with 17 taps and great selection of craft beers and unique spirits.

    252 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Blues Boulevard Jazz

    Mesquite Mexican Grill Bar Cocktail Bradley's Bar Grill Cocktail Bobby Gs

    At Blues Boulevard Jazz, our aim is to provide the area’s best entertainment through, food, music and art.

    99 S Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Nu-Way Restaurant & Lounge

    Owlz Pub Sand Trap Scorpions Bar Grill

    Cheap beers, great food, nice music.

    373 E Kennedy St, Spartanburg, SC 29302, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Hickory Tavern

    Hickory Tavern

    The perfect place for happy hour, or a fun date night! Looking somewhere to watch the game? We have tons of TVs and awesome drink specials!

    143 Fernwood Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29307, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  5. Fratello’s


    PIzzas that are locally-sourced, tasty, and crafted with love.

    1047 Fernwood Glendale Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29307, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  6. The Flounder

    The Diner

    The Flounder Fish Camp is the upstates oldest running “same” family owned seafood restaurant. Voted #1 Seafood Restaurant in upstate in 2008 and 2013 by Spartanburg Magazine.

    160 Barbado Ln, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  7. Manny’s Restaurant

    Chicago Joes Restaurant Spaghetti Farmers Market Restaurant Spaghetti

    Keeping it Simple, Making it Special.

    2520 Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs, SC 29316, USA

    Bar website

    european - italian - $$

  8. Wade’s Restaurant

    Wades Restaurant

    Wade's is all about delicious southern cooked meats and vegetables served by our friendly wait staff or from our efficient take-out area.

    1000 N Pine St, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Willy Taco

    Willy Taco

    Hub City's Original TACOS...TORTAS...TEQUILA Joint!

    930 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  10. The Beacon Drive In

    The Fat Frogg Bar and Grill

    A famous Southern landmark and home of the world-famous Beacon Iced Tea, Chili Cheese A-Plenty, Sliced Pork-A-Plenty, Onion Rings, and The Pig's Dinner and many other food favorites.

    255 John B White Sr Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  11. Peddler Steak House

    Peddler Steak House

    The Peddler serves the city's best charcoal steaks and salad bar. The traditional steakhouse experience in Spartanburg's most unique setting.

    149 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  12. Ike’s Korner Grill

    Tooties Restaurant Burger Galaxy Diner Burger Chicken Box Restaurant Burger Buddys BBQ Burger TJs Restaurant Burger Lazy Palm Sports Bar and Grill Burger Skids Iggys Sports Grill

    Homemade Pattied Chili Cheesburgers, Best Low- Carb Menu In Town, Salads Made To Order Thick-cut Bologna Sandwiches, Incredible Philly Cheese Steaks, Homemade Pimento Cheese, Fresh Cut French Fries

    104 Archer Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Dudley’s


    We offer a wide variety of Steaks, Seafood and Burgers. Whatever you're in the mood for, you can find it here!

    1055 Fernwood Glendale Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29307, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  14. Capri’s Italian Restaurant

    Capris Italian Restaurant

    A Wonderful local Italian food restaurant. We are family friendly and have a wide variety of entrees for any appetite.

    1927 Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs, SC 29316, USA

    Bar website

    italian - $$