Facilities - Assembly Hall Fan Guide

    Assembly Hall

    Directions: Assembly Hall is located off of Fee Lane between 17th Street and the IN 45/46 Bypass on the Athletics Complex (See the Interactive Campus Map).

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    Assembly Hall opened during the 1971-72 season and Branch McCracken Court was dedicated on December 18, 1971. Since then, millions of fans have attended Indiana basketball games. Assembly Hall holds 17,472 fans and is consistently sold out throughout the regular Men's Basketball season.

    Three national championship teams have called the stadium home. The home crowd is definitely a factor in the outcome of Indiana's games as the Hoosiers have posted winning streaks of 50 and 35 games over the years. Assembly Hall is also home to one of the largest student sections in the country.

    On December 19, 2013, IU Athletics announced that it had received a $40 million gift -- the largest in its history -- from IU alumna Cindy Simon Skjodt to provide much needed renovations  to Assembly Hall and launch IU Athletics' ambitious and unprecedented $150 million "Catching Excellence: The Campaign for Indiana University Athletics" capital campaign. In recognition of the gift, Assembly Hall will be renamed the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall upon completion of the renovations, which are expected to be completed as early as 2016. Read the complete release.

    Stadium Dedication: Dec. 18, 1971
    Stadium Capacity: 17,472

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    "Indiana, Our Indiana"

    Words by Russell P. Harker, Melody taken from "The Viking March," by Karl L. King
    Indiana's most recognized fight song, "Indiana, Our Indiana," was first performed by the IU Band in November, 1912 at a football game against Northwestern. The song has since been played at every Indiana football and basketball game.

    Indiana, Our Indiana
    Indiana, we're all for you
    We will fight for
    the Cream & Crimson,
    For the glory of Old IU
    Never daunted, we cannot falter
    In the battle, we're tried and true
    Indiana, Our Indiana
    Indiana, we're all for you!

    "Hail to Old IU"
    Words by J.T. Giles
    Indiana's official Alma Mater song, "Hail to Old IU," was first performed on March 10, 1893 in Indianapolis. J.T. Giles, who organized the IU glee club wrote the words to a Scottish song in order to give the Hoosiers a school song for a performance at a state contest. The song has been a mainstay at Indiana events since that day.

    Come and join in song together,
    Shout with might and main;
    Our beloved Alma Mater,
    Sound her praise again.
    Gloriana Frangipana, E'er to her be true.
    She's the pride of Indiana,
    Hail to Old IU!

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    Indiana University is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable gameday experience for all fans. The Hoosier Nation is widely known for its enthusiasm, sportsmanship and hospitality. As a ticket holder, you are responsible for how your actions and/or language may affect others. All Hoosiers are expected to create a first-class environment for fans, coaches, players and officials.

    The following expectations have been established for all fans to follow. A fan's experience will not be disrupted by unruly fans' threatening or inconsiderate behavior. Profane or abusive language is not allowed. Fans who appear intoxicated will be denied access to Hoosier events. For the safety of all coaches and players, access to the field or playing area is not permissible without proper credentials. Anyone caught throwing objects will be escorted from the facility. Indiana University is proud to be smoke free. Smoking is prohibited inside or on University owned property. All fans must sit in the seat that they have purchased. The Hoosier Nation cheers for the home team, not against the visiting team. Hoosiers are expected to uphold these expectations when visiting any other venue.

    During all Hoosier events, the following items are prohibited: alcohol and tobacco, containers of any kind, radios, noisemakers, video and flash cameras, banners and flags, and weapons of any kind.

    Should you witness any of this behavior or feel threatened in any way, please notify the nearest member of the IU Event Services team or uniformed police officer. Fans that violate the guidelines set forth by the Department of Athletics are subject to being escorted from the facility without refund and possible ticket loss for future games.

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    Every individual, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted. Tickets should always be treated like cash. Keep them in a secure place away from direct heat, sunlight and moisture. Do not attempt to laminate tickets. Do not bring the entire season ticket booklet to the game; bring the specific event ticket only. Indiana University cannot guarantee the authenticity of a ticket not purchased through the IU Athletics Ticket Office, IUHoosiers.com or Ticketmaster. Persons holding a counterfeit or stolen ticket may be subject to prosecution according to Indiana state law.

    Ticket Office Hours
    The Assembly Hall ticket windows open two hours prior to tip-off, and Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The IU Athletics Ticket Office is located in the West Lobby of Assembly Hall. To contact the IU Athletics Ticket Office, call 1-866-IUSPORTS (487-7678) or (812) 855-4006.

    Will Call
    Picture identification is required for all Will Call pick-up. Public Will Call--North Lobby
    Indiana Players, Recruits, and High School Coaches Pass Gate--West Lobby
    Visiting Team Will Call--North Lobby
    Student Tickets and Will Call--South Lobby
    Media Will Call--South Lobby

    Ticket Replacement
    Tickets lost, stolen, destroyed or forgotten can be replaced for a $10 per ticket service fee. Tickets will be reprinted for the ticket holder of record only.

    Pass Out
    Patrons may not leave and re-enter Assembly Hall before or during games.

    Accessible Seating
    Accessible seating is located in either the North or South Loges with access directly from the lobbies. Patrons must purchase tickets for accessible seating in advance. Availability is limited. Accessible restrooms are located on either side of the North and South lobbies.

    IU Student Tickets
    A valid IU student ID must accompany student tickets in order to gain entry to the game. Students who have lost, stolen, or destroyed tickets may have their ticket replaced for a $5 service fee.

    The ticket office will not issue refunds or exchanges.

    Tickets Purchased from Third Parties
    Third parties other than IU Athletics and Ticketmaster may be offering counterfeit or invalid tickets to IU Athletics events. Please note that IU Athletics cannot guarantee the validity of tickets unless they are purchased through the IU Athletics Ticket Office, IUHoosiers.com or Ticketmaster.

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    Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Assembly Hall.

    Only certified service animals will be admitted. All other animals are prohibited.

    Announcements and Recognitions
    Individual announcements and recognitions (i.e., birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, etc.) are not permitted at any IU Athletics event without the written consent of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. This policy includes public-address announcements, video/ scoreboard recognition, and participation in a potential recognition activity by any group associated with IU Athletics (i.e., teams, individual student-athletes and coaches, band, cheerleaders, etc.).

    ATMs are located in the north and south lobbies of Assembly Hall.

    Video cameras and cameras with lenses longer than six inches are not permitted. No photos taken on Indiana University grounds or in Assembly Hall may be sold or reproduced for commercial purposes.

    Strollers are not permitted in Assembly Hall.

    Concessions are located on the main and balcony concourse and the north court level.

    No containers or coolers are permitted in Assembly Hall.

    Emergency calls should be directed to the IU Police at (812-) 855-4111. In the event of a serious emergency or evacuation, please follow the directions of members of the IU Event Services team and uniformed police officers who are available to assist guests, including those with disabilities. Information will also be provided over the public address system and on the stadium scoreboard.

    First Aid
    The first aid station is located in the East Corridor Room 154 just off of the South Lobby. Contact the nearest member of the IU Event Services team or uniformed police officer if assistance is needed.

    Game Programs
    Game programs are available for sale in the North and South lobbies of Assembly Hall prior to the start of the game.

    Hoosier Help
    Indiana University is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable gameday experience for all fans. To request guest assistance, report a concern, or if you feel threatened in any way, please notify the nearest member of the IU Event Services team, uniformed police officer or send a text message to 812-369-MYIU (6948). IU Event Services In order to provide an excellent guest service experience, members of the IU Event Services team are pleased to serve the needs of patrons and are located at all entry ways and gates in the stadium. To request guest assistance, report a concern, or if you feel threatened in any way, please notify the nearest member of the IU Event Services team, uniformed police officer or send a text message to 812-369-MYIU (6948).

    IU Varsity Shop (Merchandise)
    The IU Varsity Shop is located in the West Lobby of Assembly Hall. Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. Kiosks are open in the North and South Lobbies 75 minutes prior to tip-off and will remain open through the event. To contact the IU Varsity Shop, please call (812) 855-0595.

    Lost and Found
    Any found items can be turned into IU Event Services team. Patrons may claim lost items by calling the IU Event Services office at (812) 855-4575.

    Lost Patrons
    Lost patrons and those trying to locate them should contact a member of the IU Event Services team, a uniformed police officer, or call IU Police at (812) 855-4111.

    Prohibited Items
    For your safety, and the enjoyment of others, the following items are not permitted in Assembly Hall: umbrellas, cans or bottles, banners and signs, noisemakers, radios (without ear phones), and televisions. Neither lockers nor check-in facilities are available at Assembly Hall.

    For the safety of all patrons, the throwing of objects is prohibited in Assembly Hall. Patrons throwing objects will be escorted from the stadium.

    Restrooms are located throughout on each level of Assembly Hall.

    All patrons will be subject to a search as they enter Assembly Hall. This is intended to provide a safe and secure environment for everyone attending the game.

    The IU Bloomington campus has a tobacco-free policy that prohibits the use of tobacco on University property.

    For the safety and enjoyment of all of our fans, IU Athletics does not permit the resale of tickets, setting up a promotional space and/or distributing banners, booklets, business cards, circulars, commercial advertising, flyers, folders, handbills, leaflets, notices, pamphlets, posters, stickers or any other written, printed and/or painted materials in or around IU sports venues and adjacent areas controlled by IU Athletics on event day. Furthermore, IU Athletics does not permit any person, group, and/or charity to solicit fans for financial support or contributions before, during, or after IU sports competitions, games and events.

    Start Times
    Game start times are subject to change. Check IUHoosiers.com for updated game information.

    Taxis bringing fans to a game should enter through Gate 2 on 17th Street and drop off at the South Lobby of Assembly Hall. Taxis picking up fans should arrive 90 minutes after the start of the game and wait at the south curb of Assembly by the tree line to avoid pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Taxis should exit via Gate 2. 

    The IU Event Services team members serve the needs of patrons and are located at all entry ways within Assembly Hall. 

    Weapons of any type, including any item that may be deemed by Indiana University or Event Services as unsafe or a security issue, are not permitted.

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    IU Athletics Ticket Office: 1-866-IUSPORTS (487-7678), (812) 855-4006, or iuticket@indiana.edu
    Varsity Shop: (812) 855-0595
    Athletic Department: (812) 855-2794
    Lost and Found: (812) 855-4575
    IU Police: (812) 855-4111
    Hoosier Help Text Hotline: Text message to (812) 369-MYIU (6948)

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