Facilities - Football

    NEZ July 2009Fall 2009

    Opened in August 2009, the North End Zone Student-Athlete Development Center transformed Memorial Stadium into a horseshoe connecting the East and West stands. The facility features a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center, new football offices, staff and administrative offices and a team auditorium. It also includes the Henke Hall of Champions, a banquet and entertaining space celebrating achievements in IU Athletics.

    NEZ July 2009Fall 2003

    The Memorial Stadium field receives a major renovation prior to the 2003 season. The field goes from natural grass to a state-of-the-art turf surface (AstroPlay). The surface is replaced with a newer version of turf, FieldTurf, prior to the 2008 campgain.

    Locker RoomSummer 2003

    The Hoosier locker room in Memorial Stadium undergoes a $250,000 renovation. The facelift to the original 1986 facility included renovating and modernizing the existing space with new carpeting, lighting and a new bulkhead ceiling along with the installation of custom-built oak wood lockers for 105 football players. The renovation was funded in large part by former Hoosier quarterback Trent Green and his wife Julie.

    Memorial Stadium Press BoxJune 1, 2003

    A $3.5 million renovation of the Memorial Stadium press box is completed. Three hundred club seats were added below the original press box, and nine suites were added in place of the radio and television booths on the sixth and seventh floors. The suites hold up to 14 people apiece. The media and seventh floor levels were essentially completed before play in the 2002 season. The radio booths were moved down to each end of the media level and are completely sealed off from the rest of the media work area.

    Memorial StadiumSeptember 5, 1986

    Indiana University's Memorial Stadium has served as a model for stadium construction since the opening game against Oregon State in 1960. And, even being over 40 years old, Memorial Stadium never has looked better.

    Memorial StadiumOctober 22, 1960

    The new Memorial Stadium is dedicated as Michigan State defeats the Hoosiers, 35-0. Homecoming queen Judy Curtis broke a bottle filled with Jordan River water across the goalpost. The new stadium contract totaled $4,563,000 and the entire site development, including parking lot construction, totaled $1,509,860.

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