Baseball at Founders Park: USC Gamecocks vs University of Tennessee Volunteers


Founders Park
431 Williams Street, Columbia, SC, USA

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May 20-22, 2021  – Welcome, SEC baseball fans, to the 2021 college baseball season at Founders Park, home of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks! Stay with us … we’re just across the Blossom Street bridge overlooking Founders Park.  You’ll be close to the action without the traffic! Check-in to the friendly cities of Cayce and West Columbia.  All are welcome, whether Gamecocks visiting from out of town or visitors from University of Tennessee. There’s so many outdoor activities for Tennessee Vols fans to enjoy the weekend in Cayce, SC and West Columbia, SC after the game…you’ll #LoveLocal just like we do! You might want to stay the whole week! Make it a vacation. Outdoor adventure vacation ideas are below …

Click here to download a PDF of the map above – Founders Park where to stay

The friendly, safe areas of West Columbia, Cayce and Springdale offer:

 Less traffic / several routes away from Founders Park (cross either the Blossom Street Bridge OR the Meeting Street Bridge)
 Craft beer near the park and hotels (new! Savage Craft Ale Works, Steel Hands Brewery, and WECO Biergarten), all with outdoor patios, a new rooftop bar with creative American/French cuisine overlooking the City and River at Black Rooster and legendary eats like The Kingsman
 Friendly people (yes, even if you’re with the visiting team!) and a safe community
 Safe running & biking trails at our major parks, like the Riverwalk across from Founders Park with picture perfect views of the Bridge – Set up your canoe or tubing trip down the Congaree River with Palmetto Outdoor
 Instagram-worthy foodie restaurants and cafes within 5 miles of Founders park – try Vella’s quesadilla or the tacos at Duke’s Pad Thai
 Vintage, antique, thrift, and Army/Navy stores and 2 local golf courses!
 Close access to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport
 Cool places to take a selfie or group photo at the art murals in Cayce, including one artist selected by the NFL art project! (Click here for a list of all the art murals)
 Our river is still great for freshwater fishing all year! Stay the weekend and fish!

Click here for a video about fishing on the river. You will spot some fish in this video and see the beautiful river!

Purchase a fishing license here.

Make it a long weekend, bring the entire family, and enjoy all that we have to offer! #ExploreLocal

Nearby hotels in Cayce (click each for more info):
Courtyard by Marriott (next door to the hiking/running track at 12,000 year history park; close to I-77; Steel Hands Brewery just down the street)
Country Inn & Suites Cayce

Nearby hotels in West Columbia along Hwy 378 along the I-20 and I-26 Interstates:
Hampton Inn Columbia Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton (I-20)
Wingate by Wyndham Columbia/Lexington (I-20)
Residence Inn by Marriott West Columbia (I-26 and Hwy 378)
Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Airport (free airport shuttle; I-26)
For a complete list of hotels, click here.

Craft Beer, Live Music, Transportation options, and places to stay near Founders Park:

(Click here to download a PDF of the map above)


Steel Hands Brewery in Cayce, SC, just across from Founders Park – Outdoor Patios!

West Columbia Riverwalk Park
Cayce Riverwalk Park; Photo by Hayley Bowers

Quesadilla from Vella’s Restaurant & Tavern in Cayce, SC; photo by Hayley Bowers

Art murals near founders park (download map) 




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