Furman University unveiled $40 million of renovations coming to Timmons Arena

The upgrades to Timmons Arena aim to “land Furman with one of the best arenas in mid-major basketball and beyond.”

A rendering of Timmons Arena at Furman University with fans entering.

A look at what’s to come. | Rendering via Furman University

Furman University unveiled $40 million of renovations coming to Timmons Arena.

These upgrades are phase two of a three-phase transformation of the arena. The $40 million will be used to:

  • Add donor suites
  • Add premium seating and hospitality
  • Improve the student experience
  • Enhance food, beverage, and merchandise concession areas
  • Upgrade the entrance and exterior
  • Make changes to the court and seating area
A rendering of a basketball court with a purple Furman logo in the middle and rendered players on the court playing in front of a rendered sold out crowd.

Businessman Ravenel Curry donated $10 million for the upgrades. | Rendering via Furman University

“The vision: to transform Timmons Arena into a first-class facility that will stand among the best in the NCAA and help to secure the Paladins’ place among the nation’s most competitive Division I teams,” the university shared in a statement.

A rendering of fans entering timmons arena from a lobby area with a purple wall and photos of players on display.

The university says upgrades will impact recruiting and retention of talent. | Rendering via Furman University

Phase I, which is already complete, included upgrades to basketball offices, locker rooms, and film rooms.

Once Phase II is complete, the university will raise funds to build a dedicated practice facility for men’s and women’s basketball.

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