Tournaments & Events

Why Upward Star Center?

With over 100,000 square feet of indoor space and over 60 acres of outdoor fields & and volleyball courts, we are the premier location for your next big tournament or event.

The possibilities are endless including sports tournaments, corporate meetings, conferences, birthday parties, and more!


Location 1: Upward Star Center

Upward Star Center
9768 Warren H Abernathy Hwy.
Spartanburg, SC 29301

No outside food, drink or coolers.  Tailgating allowed outside in grass areas only.
Don’t want to pack up all that food for tailgating?  Get your food platters delivered right to your tailgate at the Star Center from Subway 864-949-3883 or Chick-Fil-A (864) 595-0478.  Mention that you are here for a tournament and receive a discount. Delivery times may vary.

Location 2: Upward Stars Volleyball Center

Upward Volleyball Center
6655 Pottery Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303

At the Upward Stars Volleyball Center, we do not have necessary accommodations to sell concession food, but we will have outside food vendors at most of our events. Guests are not allowed to bring in their own food tables. However, they are allowed to set up outside and "tailgate" similar to the way they do at the Star Center. The volleyball center staff will remove trash on an as needed basis.  It is expected that our volleyball guests take care of and police up trash in their area. If you have any questions, please call the Upward Star Center at 864-949-5900.

We now have a HOUSING PROGRAM made with YOU in mind. Prior to your arrival, visit and book with one of our partnered hotels for the biggest savings, free breakfast, close proximity, and family friendly rooms. 


Current Events

  • Cheerleading-Tumbling classes, Jumps and Condiitoning Classes

    McKenzie Bronson, a former Byrnes Cheerleader, Level 5 NCA, All Region with 20 years of experience will be teaching our classes. She can help with forward roll, back walk over to a back tuck. Come learn how to tumble, jump and stunt from the BEST! Call us at 864-949-5900 to register!

    Division: Ages 4-18
    Cost: 30 min $35
    Dates: Every Friday
    Time: 4:30-5:30 classes
    Register Now
  • Stroller Rollers

    Bring your baby or young child, and prepare yourself for a circuit based exercise routine that involves the stroller, energizing music and lots of encouragement. We'll mix up running, cardio, strength and flexibility in every class. • Expect to sweat • Expect to get stronger • Expect to be challenged • Expect to be encouraged • Expect to make friends

    Days: Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays
    Time: 9:30-10:30am
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  • Birthday Packages

    Options include: ALL-SPORT PACKAGE - Choose your sport (basketball, soccer, dodgeball, baseball, kickball or rock wall) for an hour, then party in a meeting room for an hour. Up to 20 kids included. BAZOOKA BALL PACKAGE - Basic All-Sport Package plus price of Bazooka Ball. PRINCESS THEME PACKAGE - Decorations and Castle inflatable! Add more children to your party, add another sport, or add game leader for additional fees. Call 864.949.5900 or email for details.

    Division: All
    Grades: All
    Cost: Packages start at $200
    Register Now
  • Weight Watchers

    Fitness that fits your life! Our new fitness approach meets you where you are. Whether you want to get active and don't know where to start, or are ready to take it to the next level. Check out one of our meetings today and get started.

    Days: Mondays, Tuesdays
    Time: Mon 5pm / Tues 8:30am
    Register Now
  • Upward Star Center Climbing Team

    Introducing the Upward Star Center Climbing Team in partnership with Climb Upstate! Designed for ages 8-18, this opportunity is $159 for 12 weeks, with a $20 discount for second child. We will offer 2 hour practices plus devotionals. Join at any time. Teams will compete in 4 seasons each year.

    Division: Ages 8-18
    Cost: $159 for 12 weeks
    Dates: Ongoing
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  • Vertical Church Sunday Morning Service

    Over the last 15 years, Harvest Bible Chapel has planted over 175 local churches all over the world with a tremendous success rate that evidences the blessing of the Holy Spirit. David Rudie and his family moved to Spartanburg to plant Vertical Church. Join us on Sunday's at the Star Center for our Sunday morning service.

    Dates: Every Sunday
    Time: 10:30am
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  • The 2019 Great Eight National Qualifier

    The Great Eight, one of Teammate Basketball’s flagship tournaments, returns to the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg on March 23-24. The setting is perfect for your organization to compete against some of the best travel teams in the Southeast and have your shot at winning a Free Bid to the 2019 Teammate Basketball National Championship in Pigeon Forge, TN. 3-Game minimum; open to boys/girls teams in grades 2nd – 12th. Spots will fill quick! Register Early! Please contact Teammate Basketball at 919-588-3268 or email

    Division: Boys and Girls
    Grades: 2nd Grade - 12th Grade
    Cost: $250.00 per team
    Dates: March 23 - 24, 2019
    Days: Saturday and Sunday
    Register Now