$10 million donated to Furman Athletics for Timmons Arena improvements

The $40 million project broke ground in September 2021 to enhance student athlete and fan experiences.


Phase I began in 2021 with coaches’ offices, locker rooms, and film rooms. | Renderings via Furman University

$10 million. That’s how much philanthropist and businessman Ravenel B. Curry III — a Furman University class of 1963 graduate and founder and CIO of Eagle Capital Managementpledged to the university for renovations to Timmons Arena.

“The plans… will enhance our home court advantage,” Curry said, “More importantly, they will improve our competitiveness off the court for talent.”

The gift — the largest donation in Furman Athletics history — supports the $40 million project and will help make Timmons Arena a premier venue among mid-major universities in the US — helping Furman recruit and retain top talent and giving the University more national exposure.

What changes are coming?

  • Additional donor suites
  • Improvements to the student experience
  • Enhancements to food, beverage, and merchandise concession areas
  • Upgrades to the entrance and exterior
  • Adjustments to the court and seating area

When will it be complete?

It depends. The current timeline is based on raising the full $40 million. At this point, Furman is more than halfway there.

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