Furman Breaks Ground on $40 Million Arena Renovation: Elevating the Game-Day Experience

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Furman Breaks Ground on $40 Million Arena Renovation

Greenville, SC – April 16, 2024

Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, has officially broken ground on a massive $40 million renovation project for its Timmons Arena. This ambitious endeavor, set to be the largest donor-funded project in the university’s history, is poised to elevate the game-day experience for fans and players alike.

A New Era for Furman Basketball

With plans for the reimagined 2,750-seat arena to reopen in fall 2025, both the men’s and women’s basketball programs will have a temporary home for the upcoming season. The Paladin men are set to play at the Bon Secours Arena in Greenville, while the women will hit the court at North Greenville University for the 2024-25 campaign.

Architectural Marvel by Betsch Associates

Leading the charge on the renovation project is Ken Betsch of Betsch Associates, a renowned Greenville-based architectural firm known for its innovative designs. Notably, Betsch Associates previously designed the College of Charleston’s iconic TD Arena, setting the bar high for architectural excellence in sports facilities.

Modern Amenities and Upgrades

The revitalized Timmons Arena promises a host of modern amenities and upgrades to enhance the overall fan experience. Highlights of the renovation project include:

  • Reimagined entrance and lobby for a grand welcome
  • State-of-the-art audio and video components for an immersive experience
  • Upgraded seating options and expanded premium seating choices
  • Eight luxurious suites and two larger party suites for VIP guests
  • Hospitality deck, courtside seating, and a private VIP lounge for added luxury
  • Enhanced concessions featuring new grab-and-go markets

Harper General Contractors On Board

Working hand in hand with Betsch Associates is Harper General Contractors, tasked with bringing the architectural vision to life. With a track record of delivering top-notch construction projects, Harper General Contractors is set to deliver a spectacular finished product that will elevate the stature of Furman’s athletic facilities.

Excitement Builds for Fall 2025 Reopening

As construction gets underway, excitement is palpable among Furman University’s community, alumni, and sports fans. The $40 million renovation of Timmons Arena signifies a new era for Paladin basketball, one that is poised to elevate the game-day experience for all who walk through its doors. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, Furman’s revitalized arena is set to become a beacon of athletic achievement and community pride in the heart of Greenville.

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