This project was requested and is a priority capital project for Clemson University. This project is important to the Upstate region and statewide and will allow SC to remain competitive with neighboring states in promoting and supporting the livestock and equine industries.
The $1 million for facility improvements at the Garrison Arena will:
- Allow SC to be competitive with NC and Georgia for attracting agriculture related events and expand the ability to have educational events for 4-H, FFA and other agriculture youth events.
- Add RV sites to answer the demand during existing events, and allow cross marketing to meet area demands during athletic events and other non-Arena activities.
- Upgrade parking areas and the work out area to optimize capacity for year round programming at the Arena.
- Provide some conditioned space for meeting and instructional programs currently not available at Garrison Arena complex. This climate controlled meeting space is important for many current programs.