Soccer Fieldhouse Project
Upgrade aims to elevate Eugene Soccer Stadium's facility to the best in the Southern Conference
Furman's soccer stadium renaissance is now underway thanks to a $450,000 lead gift by Furman alumni Graham Seagraves '00, a four-year letter winner with the men's soccer program, and his wife Jarrell Starnes Seagraves '00. The Seagraves' commitment ranks them among the youngest donors to ever make a lead gift to a capital project at Furman.
"The Seagraves' commitment is a major boost in Furman's efforts to raise $1.5 million for the construction of a soccer fieldhouse facility at Eugene Stone Stadium," said Furman Director of Athletics Gary Clark. "We are grateful for the Seagraves' generosity and applaud their passion and vision for Furman soccer."
The fieldhouse, a 5,300-square foot facility, will be located between the west end of Stone Stadium and Latham Baseball Stadium, and will house locker rooms, an officials room, public restrooms, concession stand and second story viewing deck. Furman has raised approximately $1 million for the project and hopes to reach its goal of $1.5 million in time to break ground on the new facility in the summer of 2013.
"I've been very fortunate early in my career and can't think of a better way to give back than to help a program that meant so much to my development as a person," said Seagraves. "Jarrell and I want to challenge others to think big and give what they can to help Furman soccer grow and achieve at the very highest level. The soccer fieldhouse is long overdue for the program and now is the time to act by donating as generously as possible to ensure we raise the remaining $500,000 required to make this project a reality."
Furman's soccer pitch was officially dedicated as Seagraves Field at Eugene Stone III Soccer Stadium in the fall of 2012.
For more information on the project and to learn more about remaining funding opportunities, contact Clint Hill '03 at (864) 294-3732.
View the rendering of the new soccer fieldhouse.
"Being a student athlete in college gives you an entirely new way to excel and be successful other than in the classroom. I loved having a competitive atmosphere to engage in with a team that quickly became my second family. Being a student athlete also forced me to become better at managing my time, which is an important life skill." - Rachel Shelnutt '12
"Furman Soccer has provided me with a home away from home. The family atmosphere provided by Coach Allison and the Furman program has allowed me and my teammates to thrive while being on our own. Being a student athlete at such a prestigious school has taught me how to be disciplined in both my studies and athletic endeavors. We live by a motto within the soccer program known as DRT: Discipline, Respect, and Trust. We try and live by these characteristics which have been and will be pivotal to
our success both on and off the field, and will indubitably shape each and everyone of us into successful Furman alumni." - Walker Zimmerman '15