Dorman High School, Athletic Stadium & Arena, Spartanburg School District 6
The Paul M. Dorman High School Multipurpose Arena and Football Stadium is among the best high school stadiums in the country and rival those at many colleges. Featuring 10,000 seats, the stadium risers are cast-in-place concrete, on grade, with a grass bank for extra seating.
The basketball arena accommodates 3,000 spectators and only requires 14 rows of seating from the playing court. Site lines are excellent and special lighting provides coverage that is completely even in intensity. Special features include a sophisticated digital video-sound system for assemblies and concerts with excellent acoustics and a running track around the arena’s upper perimeter.
Other sport amenities include lighted softball and baseball fields, separate soccer fields sharing their own soccer stadium, and a field dedicated to track events. Since completion, booster club sales have skyrocketed, with 2,000 permanent seating licenses sold to Dorman Cavalier fans. The school also pioneered new ground in the state by selling the naming rights to the baseball field. The strong tradition of athletics, coupled with remarkable recreational facilities, has renewed excitement, pride, and a positive momentum for the community.