Atmosphere

At Furman, you’ll find a lot of tailgating options making it one of the best places to tailgate in the FCS. Furman offers a visiting tailgate area, The Mall, and the Rugby Field for those of you who want to throw a tailgate party, and also is home to the Thirsty Paladin for fans who just want to grab a drink or bite to eat before the game. No matter how you want to tailgate, you’ll find something here for you.

The fans also make tailgating at Furman fun as people from all over the area come dressed in purple to cheer on the Paladins. Everywhere you look, you’ll see a sea of purple tents filled with fans drinking, grilling, and carousing before the game.

Finally, if you’re looking for some pregame pageantry, Furman has you covered. The Paladin Walk features performances by the band and cheerleaders as well as the ringing of the Furman Victory Bell. Head on over to Paladin Plaza an hour and 15 minutes before kickoff to see all the pregame festivities.

Furman is home to a vibrant tailgate atmosphere, so arrive early and enjoy everything pregaming at Furman has to offer.

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Thirsty Paladin

The Thirsty Paladin is located on the patio of Timmons Arena and is a fantastic place to grab a drink or bite to eat. The Thirsty Paladin features beer, burgers, and brats, so stop by and fill up before the game.

Paladin Walk

Show the Paladins your support by attending the Paladin Walk. The Paladin Walk takes place an hour and 15 minutes before kickoff at Paladin Plaza and features performances by the band and cheerleaders as well as the ringing of the Furman Victory Bell. You won’t want to miss the Paladin Walk, so make your way to Paladin Plaza before heading into the stadium.

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